OASIS-C
09/25/2017
Get ready to collect as many as 15 new OASIS data elements involving cancer, respiration, IVs and tubes and nutritional approaches starting in 2019 if CMS finalizes a proposed change announced in the 2018 PPS rule.
09/18/2017
CMS has released five scenarios to help clinicians correctly answer new OASIS medication questions that have been added to comply with the IMPACT Act and will be publicly reported.
09/18/2017
CMS released Q&As in writing on its Home Health Quality Reporting Training website in August, providing official documentation for guidance released during its May provider training.
09/11/2017
Get ready to collect as many as 15 new OASIS data elements involving cancer, respiration, IVs and tubes and nutritional approaches starting in 2019 if CMS finalizes a proposed change announced in the 2018 PPS rule.
09/01/2017
CMS released Q&As in writing on its Home Health Quality Reporting Training website in August, providing official documentation for medication item guidance that was released during its May provider training.
08/14/2017
CMS released the 2018 guidance manual for OASIS-C2 on Aug. 4. The new guidance manual, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2018, clarifies the “one-clinician rule.”
07/31/2017
Agencies have begun receiving denials stemming from a requirement that took effect in April. In many cases, those providers are surprised by what’s triggering the denials.
07/27/2017
CMS' proposed PPS rule for 2018 seeks to remove 247 data elements from 35 OASIS items collected at specific time points during a home health episode. Those changes would occur beginning Jan. 1, 2019.
07/24/2017
Think of M2005 (Medication intervention) as a two-part question and resist the urge to automatically enter response “0 — No” without careful thought when there are no medication issues during an episode of care.
07/13/2017
Think of M2005 (Medication intervention) as a two-part question and resist the urge to automatically enter response “0 – No” without careful thought when there are no medication issues during an episode of care.

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