Final OASIS-E Instrument Just Posted by CMS!

December 6 2022 |Marian Essey
Final OASIS-E Instrument Just Posted by CMS!

Final OASIS-E Instrument

Home health agencies will begin collecting OASIS data using the newest version of the instrument, OASIS-E, on January 1st, 2023.  OASIS-E has been dubbed the OASIS mega-release as it includes the most intensive changes in the 20+ years of home health OASIS data collection.

In May 2022, CMS posted the draft versions of the OASIS-E instrument and Guidance Manual.  The final version of the OASIS-E instrument has been posted on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP) website under OASIS Data Sets, in the downloads at the bottom of the page.  A final version of the OASIS-E Guidance Manual has not yet been posted. 

Changes from Draft to Final Versions of CMS OASIS-E Resources

What has changed from the draft versions to the final versions of the OASIS-E instrument and Guidance Manual? 

OASIS-E Instrument Changes

There has been no change made between the draft version of the All Items OASIS-E instrument that was posted in May 2022 and this final version.

OASIS-E Guidance Manual Changes:

Although the updated OASIS-E Guidance Manual has not yet been posted, there are changes to this manual.  A log of changes that have occurred from the draft to final versions of the Guidance Manual is available here.

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