The Teleconference is now complete but we are pleased to offer the Quarterly Q&A Updates to you. Available now for download (free!), review and distribution, this new guidance can help to enhance your agency's OASIS data collection practices.
There are 13 new Q&As included in the October guidance, covering important issues related to:
Handling episodes where ordered nursing services are refused by patient, or found to not be medically necessary,
Managing "date of referral" when the referral source will not be giving orders or overseeing the patient's home health plan of care,
New guidance related to skin breakdown within a healing muscle flap,
Determining healing status when hypergranulation is present,
Clarifications of language in the new guidance manual
Check the Links & Resources tab on the left of your screen -- scroll down a bit and look for the Q&A section.
We've also posted our "Purple Pocket Page" formatted Q&As for those who want to keep quarterly updates organized in their Instant OASIS Answers guide! Download those here.
Today, CMS posted the 06/2014 OASIS-C1/ICD-9 versions of the OASIS Category Questions and Answers:
Category 1: OASIS Applicability
Category 2: Comprehensive Assessments
Category 3: Follow-up Assessments
Category 4: OASIS Data Set - Forms & Items
These updated Q&A files, dated June 2014, represent guidance that should be used for data collection using the OASIS-C1/ICD-9 data set, which is to be implemented for comprehensive assessments completed on or after January 1, 2015.
Register today to attend the Annual COS-C Conference, August 4-8, in Seattle and join the entire OASIS Answers Team as we deliver ALL of the recently released OASIS-C1 resources in our comprehensive training.
Register Now… Discounted Advance Registration rate expires MONDAY, July 21!
Linda Krulish, PT MHS COS-C
President, OASIS Answers, Inc.
On July 9. 2014, CMS posted DRAFT files of the OASIS-C1/ICD-9 Chapter 3 guidance. These files correlate with the DRAFT OASIS-C1/ICD-9 data set that CMS posted on June 16, 2014, pending approval by the Office of Management & Budget (OMB). It is expected that a final version of Chapter 3, as well as OASIS-C1/ICD-9 versions of the remaining Chapters of the OASIS Guidance Manual will be posted as they become available. Please note that the Draft files for Chapter 3 are contained in a ZIP file and will require a zip/unzip program to access the 17 individual files contained in it.
Register today to attend the Annual COS-C Conference,August 4-8, in Seattle and join the entire OASIS Answers Team as we prepare for a smooth transition to OASIS-C1.
Stay on top of OASIS-C1 and join our OASIS Quarterly Q&A Update Teleconference on July 16th to review the new OASIS Q&As scheduled for release that day. Register now to participate live or to secure your audio recording of this important review.
Linda Krulish, PT MHS COS-C President, OASIS Answers, Inc.