CMS Seeks Approval for the OASIS C1/ICD-10 Data Item Set
April 2, 2015 09:07 AM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is requesting approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of an Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data set to accommodate the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10. The new version of the OASIS is referred to as the OASIS C1/ICD-10 data item set.
On April 1, 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) was enacted, which prohibited the Secretary from adopting ICD-10 prior to October 1, 2015. As a result, the OASIS-C1 data item set, which was created mainly because of the need to enable the coding of diagnoses using the ICD-10, could not be implemented as scheduled on October 1, 2014. Since ICD-10 had been delayed until at least October 1, 2015, CMS made interim changes to the OASIS-C1 data item set to accommodate the continuation of the ICD-9 diagnosis codes. Five of the data items which required the use ICD-10 codes were modified. The current version of the data item set - OASIS-C1/ICD-9 - is in useuntil the implementation of the ICD-10 coding.
The OASIS C1/ICD-10 version replaces the five items that were modified in the OASIS C1/ICD-9 version. The OASIS C1/ICD-10 is essentially the OASIS C1 with a few technical and typographic corrections and a new name.
Although, the OMB approval request for the OASIS-C1/ICD-10 is a technical requirement for CMS, it does provide another opportunity for home health agencies to submit comments on the data item set. Comments are due April 24, 2015. To view the FR notice click here. To view the OASIS C1/ICD10 and supporting documentation click here.