03.31.2022

OASIS-E: Are you ready for January 1, 2023?

The most intensive remake of home health’s Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) since its implementation in 1999 is just months away, and the experts at SimiTree want to help your organization better understand the major changes ahead.

OASIS-E is set to launch on Jan. 1, 2023. It will usher in many new standardized patient data elements mandated for all post-acute care providers by the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014.

“OASIS-E adds several new categories of data collection for home health,” said Jennifer Osburn, SimiTree Clinical Learning and Development Solutions Manager. “In addition to items designed to capture information about the patient’s functional status and abilities, OASIS-E will add sections designed to assess patient cognitive patterns, behavior and mood.”

Changes ahead

The OASIS is the patient-specific assessment required by CMS to plan care for home health patients, determine reimbursement and measure quality. Clinicians are required to complete the OASIS at several timepoints throughout a patient’s episode of care.

The D-1 version of OASIS enabled CMS to align the OASIS with similar data collection instruments used by other providers, such as the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility-Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI), the Long-Term Care Hospital assessment set, and the Minimum Data Set (MDS) used by Skilled Nursing Facilities.

OASIS-E will continue the alignment of data collection by introducing many new assessment items in these primary categories:

  • SPADEs: Standardized Patient Assessment Data Elements
  • BIMs: Brief Interview for Mental Status
  • SDHs: Social Determinants of Health

“CMS has confirmed that OASIS-E data collection will begin with OASIS assessments that have a M0090 date on or after Jan. 1, 2023,” Osburn said.

SimiTree can help

SimiTree consultants offer OASIS accuracy training in both on-site and customized online training sessions, and are available to schedule OASIS-E training sessions for agencies. Use the form below to ask us about customized training for your agency.

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