Final OASIS D-1 Data Submission Specifications Now Available

Final OASIS D-1 data submission specifications are available in the Downloads section of the OASIS Data Specifications webpage at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/OASIS/DataSpecifications.html. The new version, V2.31.0, is effective for OASIS assessments with an M0090 Date Assessment Completed of January 1, 2020 or later. Changes in this version of the specifications are required to support the transition to…

Important Home Health and Hospice News in Latest CMS Open Door Forum

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum (ODF) on April 3, 2019. Below is a summary of the ODF topics pertaining to home health and hospice. Home Health REVIEW CHOICE DEMONSTRATION CMS representatives indicated that the start date for the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD)…