CMS Releases Quarterly OASIS FAQs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the July, 2022 Quarterly Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) FAQs. The release clarifies questions on items that are included in the OASIS-E.  Items D0150 and D0160,  Patient Mood Interview (PHQ2-9),are addressed regarding scoring for the total points and when the interview should be stopped…

Now in iQIES: Preview Reports & Star Rating for April 2022 Refresh

For this refresh, Home Health (HH) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) measure scores are based on the standard number of quarters. The April 2022 refresh will add new OASIS-based measures for public reporting in alignment with the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014: Percent of Residents Experiencing One or More Falls…

CMS Submits OASIS-E to OMB

The Office of Management & Budget (OMB) has issued the information collection packet for the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)-E, which includes three attachments and the Supporting Statement document outlining the burden estimate for both home health agencies (HHAs)  and the federal government. The OASIS-E assessment tool is effective January 1, 2023. Attachment A…

Updated OASIS-E Released

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued an updated draft of the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)- E. The instrument is a revision of the OASIS-E that was originally issued in March 2020, prior to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The updated version includes the addition of the “patient declines to…

CMS Proposes Changes to Home Health Quality Reporting Program

In the 2020 home health prospective payment system (HHPPS) rate update proposed rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes a number changes to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP) for calendar year (CY) 2022. CMS proposes to eliminate one measure and add two new measures. In addition, in accord with the…

Understanding the New Section GG OASIS-D Items

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a functional coding fact sheet to clarify that the response codes for the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) M1800 series function items, and the Section GG function items are not intended to be duplicative, or ‘match’. There are differences between items that have the…