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; and to reduce burden associated with OASIS data collection by removing items not currently used by CMS for payment, quality, or risk adjustment.

HEALTHCAREfirst will be discussing the proposed OASIS changes in detail in the upcoming Home Health Regulatory webinar that is scheduled for July 30th. Additional details about this webinar will be made available shortly.

CMS is asking for comments on the proposed rule, which must be received by August 20, 2013.

To view the proposed rule click here.

To download a copy of the revised instrument, a table that compares  the OASIS-C (Current Version) to the OASIS-C1 (Proposed Data Collection), and the supporting documentation click here and download the CMS-R-245 zip file.