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OASIS-C2 is about to happen

OASIS-C2 becomes effective for (M0090) Date Assessment Completed dates on or after January 1, 2017. I am here to tell you about the upcoming changes which, at a higher level, aim to more closely align the Home Health OASIS data set to other post-acute care standardized assessment data sets. So what’s new? There are actually

OASIS Black-Out Dates

Attention all agencies! Urgent news regarding OASIS transmissions! CMS is converting to the Assessment Submission and Processing (ASAP) System at the end of the year, which will change submission from state databases directly to the federal database. There will be a system shut down from 6:00 PM (ET) on December 26, 2014 through 11:59 PM

OASIS C1/ICD-9 – What’s New?

2015 is shaping up to be a big year for home health regulatory changes. The latest change is in the OASIS data set. CMS has been gearing up for the ICD-10 conversion for some time now and had updated the OASIS document to allow for ICD-10 codes and took the opportunity to clarify some of

OASIS Assessments – What’s Allowed?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the transition from OASIS-C to OASIS-C1/ICD-9 beginning January 1, 2015. We’ll have a more in-depth article about that soon but for right now, it feels like a good opportunity to talk about OASIS Assessments in more general terms. For starters, the two best resources for

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