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What is Home Health Compare?

  Home Health Compare is a joint effort between the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). It provides data on the quality of services provided by Medicare-certified home health agencies mostly through Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data submitted to CMS. OASIS is […]

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March 16, 2017

CMS Releases Draft OASIS-C2 for Home Health

New Version Contains New Standardized Items. OASIS-C2 is scheduled for implementation on January 1, 2017, to comply with requirements for standardized, cross-setting measures for post-acute care under the IMPACT Act of 2014. The Act requires CMS to develop standardized assessment data and quality measures across the post-acute care settings that include inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), […]

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January 5, 2016

Updated CMS Quarterly OASIS Q&A Now Available for Home Health

Home Health OASIS Q&A Update. Home health agencies should note that CMS recently published the January 2015 Quarterly OASIS Q&A which included several guidance clarifications on the following M items: M102 Date of Physician-ordered Start of Care (Resumption of Care) M1046 Influenza Vaccine Received M1051 Pneumococcal Vaccine M1056 Reason Pneumococcal Vaccine not received M1340 Does […]

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January 23, 2015

CMS Announces OASIS C1 Webinar: Encourages Home Health Providers to Attend

OASIS-C1/ICD-9 Implementation Guidance. CMS recently announced that the Survey and Certification Group (SCG) will sponsor or home health webinar called “OASIS C1/ICD9” on September 3rd, 2014 from 2pm to 3:30pm EST. During the webinar CMS will provide important guidance related to the implementation of the OASIS-C1/ICD-9 data set scheduled for implementation on January 1, 2015. […]

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August 6, 2014

CMS Makes Decision on OASIS-C1

OASIS-C1 Moves Forward. While most providers and industry proponents thought CMS would choose to delay implementation of OASIS-C1 to match that of ICD-10, late yesterday CMS instead announced they are moving forward with OASIS-C1, making a few slight changes: The version will officially become “OASIS-C1/ICD-9 Version” The new implementation date will be January 1, 2015 […]

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May 21, 2014

Proposal for New Version of OASIS Published

OASIS-C1 Supports ICD-10 Coding. The new version is necessary to meet the October 1, 2014 ICD-10 mandate as the current version of OASIS does not support ICD-10. In addition to updates to accommodate ICD-10, OASIS-C1 also includes other changes such as updating clinical concepts and modifying item wording and response categories to improve item clarity; […]

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June 27, 2013