Key to the revision is the addition of new OASIS-C1 item M1309 - Worsening in Pressure Ulcer Status since SOC/ROC, and deletion of M1310, M1312, and M1314, Pressure Ulcer Length, Width and Depth items which will be dropped with the transition to OASIS-C1. Also added is the definition of "Stage IV Structures", which supports and is consistent with current CMS guidance for data collection of the integumentary items.
Updated guidance related to data collection under OASIS-C1 will be made available to providers by CMS prior to implementation.
Today marks 224 days from implementation of OASIS-C1 and ICD-10!
We invite you to join the OASIS Answers' Team in Seattle, WA, August 4-8th for the COS-C Conference. Conference activities will include 2 days of ICD-10 training, 2 days of OASIS data collection training, and a half-day Train-the-Trainer session targeted at providing tools and strategies for getting your staff/clients up-to-speed for the October 1st implementation.
Always take a coding manual to class with you! This just can’t be stressed enough. Whenever you attend a coding class it is critical to have your own coding manual with you. Coding is a skill that takes LOTS of practice to learn. Just listening in a coding class without attempting to apply the concepts, where you can get your questions answered, is a colossally bad idea. And don’t count on just sharing with some new friend you make in class.
People who were willing to share in the past won't be so inclined this year. This stuff is new to everyone.
So which one should you get? There are 2 things you want to look for on the cover: ICD-10-CM (not ICD-10-PCS) and “for home health.” One significant difference between ICD-9 & ICD-10 is that in ICD-10, there are 2 coding manuals, not just one. Make sure you buy the CM, which stands for clinical modification, as that’s the one that contains the diagnostic codes. (Procedure codes are for use in hospitals so home health does NOT need to be concerned with them.)
It’s true that you currently can’t buy a “real” coding manual, only a “draft code set.” The publishers have to call it that as ICD-10 codes will not be allowed for use until 10/1 of this year. There are 2014 versions of the draft code set out there so that’s what we’ll all be using in classes and for general practice until the ”real” 2015 coding manuals comes out mid to late summer.
Plan on ordering that 2015 version early because fulfillment is on a first-come-first-served basis. You’ll need it come October 1, 2014, as ICD-9 codes will no longer be the HIPAA standard.
And in the meantime, don’t forget to bring an ICD-10-CM draft set manual to class. The 2014 version would be optimal but even an older version is preferable to nothing. It’s a whole new world.