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NAHC Report: Issue# 2224, 6/25/2013
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CMS Proposes Changes to the OASIS Data Instrument
National Coordinator for Health IT Speaks to NAHC Board of Directors
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CMS Proposes Changes to the OASIS Data Instrument

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.

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Financial Management Conference & Exposition Rates Set to Increase – Register Today
July 28 - 30, 2013, Washington, DC

Hotel and registration rates for the Financial Management Conference and Exhibition will increase on June 28, 2013.

Book your hotel room and registration now to secure the discounted rates.

You can save on your hotel accommodations by staying at NAHC’s official host hotel, the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.


Book your hotel room now to secure NAHC’s discounted room rate of $229.00 per night. Call (877) 212-4742 for reservations.


REGISTER TODAY to get the Early Bird Rate of $675 Member/$950 Non-Member.

On June 28, the rate increases to $725 Member/$1000 Non-Member.
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National Coordinator for Health IT Speaks to NAHC Board of Directors

Earlier this month, the NAHC Board of Directors welcomed Dr. Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (IT) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to its meeting in Annapolis, MD.  Dr. Mostashari was invited to speak to Board members about his vision for a 21st century health care system and the role that health IT can play in supporting home and community-based care models.

“It was a great honor to have Dr. Mostashari with us at our Board meeting,” said NAHC President, Val J. Halamandaris.  “We look forward to working with him to make telehealth and health information technology more generally available to Medicare patients.”

During his remarks, Dr. Mostashari highlighted several emerging trends enabled by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including an anticipated shift away from the current fee-for-service payment structure and toward value-based care models. 

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