OASIS-C
01/09/2019
Ensure clinicians fully understand how to fill out the OASIS item involving grooming.
01/02/2019
CMS released the final OASIS-D guidance manual less than two weeks before the new version of the assessment took effect. Not all expected changes were outlined in the final version.
12/12/2018
Take time to train clinicians on how to properly document unwitnessed falls. Doing so will be crucial to successfully respond to new falls items coming to OASIS-D.
12/05/2018
Before OASIS-D takes effect Jan. 1, 2019, take full advantage of permitted collaboration and get a solid grasp on the response options for new items.
11/28/2018
Train clinicians immediately about how they’ll need to respond to a new OASIS item assessing prior functioning.
11/14/2018
While agencies hustle to prepare for the Jan. 1, 2019, implementation of OASIS-D, changes to the assessment outlined in the 2019 PPS final rule could be enough to create another version of the OASIS, some industry experts contend.
11/01/2018
Ensure clinicians have a firm grasp of what the term “prior” means when it comes to GG0110 (Prior device use). This concept will be crucial to accurately responding to this new OASIS-D item.
10/17/2018
While agencies expect OASIS-D to have a negative impact on productivity, many respondents to a recent DecisionHealth survey haven’t worked to mitigate this risk and don’t yet have a plan to do so.
10/17/2018
CMS has made massive updates to bring OASIS Q&A guidance up to date for the Jan. 1, 2019, implementation of OASIS-D.
09/12/2018
If a patient isn’t able to attempt transferring in and out of the car because no car is available, enter response “10 - not attempted due to environmental limitations” on GG0170G (Mobility, car transfer).

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