OASIS-C
07/10/2019
Following a recent DecisionHealth webinar about addressing the key challenges clinicians face with OASIS-D, agencies asked questions of industry expert Karen Tibbs, quality and education manager with Wayne, Pa.-based McBee Associates.
06/20/2019
Ensure necessary diagnosis information is received within five days of a patient’s start of care (SOC) date, or risk forfeiting rightful reimbursement.
06/11/2019
Collect information from multiple sources when responding to GG0110 (Prior device use). Doing so will help ensure more accurate responses.
06/05/2019
When it comes to educating staff about how to respond to M1850 (Transferring), the key is paying close attention to the word “or” and how it’s used.
06/05/2019
Agencies should establish policies for how to use a new valid response option coming to the OASIS beginning Jan. 1, 2020.
05/29/2019
While OASIS-D1 will make responses to 23 existing items optional, agencies must keep in mind that the OASIS is only one piece of the assessment puzzle.
05/29/2019
A revised CMS memorandum on OASIS-D1 sheds light on when to use the new version of the OASIS, including a special allowance designed to accommodate the transition to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).
05/20/2019
Respond to M1311 (Current number of unhealed pressure ulcers/injuries at each stage) at start of care (SOC) and resumption of care (ROC) based on the first skin assessment conducted by agency staff.
05/13/2019
Closely evaluate whether nurses fill out M1860 (Ambulation/locomotion) based on if a patient can safely perform a task. It’s vital to respond properly to M1860 under the PPS, and it will remain critical under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).
04/29/2019
CMS guidance around how a new quality measure works offers valuable clarifications for agencies and clinicians struggling to understand new OASIS-D items capturing self-care and mobility.

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