CMS Proposes Changes to the OASIS Data Instrument
June 26, 2013 09:01 AM
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a notice announcing proposed changes to the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) in the Federal Register on June 21.
The proposed version - OASIS - C1 - reflects changes to accommodate the need to enable the coding of diagnoses using the ICD-10-CM coding set which goes into effect October 1, 2014; the need to address issues raised by stakeholders - 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.
Comments must be received by August 20, 2013.
Click here to review the notice.
The revised instrument, a table that compares the OASIS-C (Current Version) to the OASIS-C1 (Proposed Data Collection), and the supporting documentation can be found on CMS Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) listing page.
To view, please click hereand scroll to CMS-R-245.