Today the National Association for Home Care & Hospice shared an off-cycle OASIS guidance document from CMS that provides updated OASIS guidance impacting PDGM. Previous language in the CMS Home Health Final Rule led to numerous questions related to completing an OASIS Start of Care or Resumption of Care when a patient returns to the agency after an inpatient stay in a post-acute care setting of IRF, LTCH, SNF, or Inpatient Psychiatric Facility (IPF). This new guidance provides clarification on this topic and also provides guidance on OASIS transfers (RFA 6 and RFA 7) when a patient has a qualifying inpatient stay. This new significant home health guidance document can be found here.
OASIS Answers will be reviewing this new PDGM guidance, the new January 2020 OASIS Q&As, and updates on the CMS Home Health Quality Reporting Program on tomorrow's Quarterly OASIS Update Teleconference. Registration information is available at https://oasisanswers.com/content/teleconference