As noted in a previous report, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a draft version of the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) C-1.
The proposed version – OASIS – C1 – reflects changes to accommodate coding of diagnoses using the ICD-10-CM coding set that take effect Oct 1, 2014. Additionally, revisions reflect issues raised by stakeholders – such as updating clinical concepts and modifying item wording and response categories to improve item clarity.
Further, CMS has removed items not currently used for payment, quality, or risk adjustment to reduce the burden associated with the OASIS data collection.
Below is a summary of the key changes to the OASIS C-1 assessment instrument. (more…)