OASIS UPDATES: Week in Review, December 16, 2022

December 16 2022 |Marian Essey
OASIS UPDATES: Week in Review, December 16, 2022

Recent OASIS and HHQRP Happenings

If you haven’t had time to keep up with the OASIS and Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP) recent events, no worries! Here is a quick run through of the most important happenings:

OASIS-E Instrument

  • CMS posted the FINAL OASIS-E instrument on December 6th.
  • Good News: There are no changes to the instrument from the draft version posted earlier this year
  • Tip: Be sure to use the version with the file is labeled “OASIS_E_Final_Instruments_efffective_1_1_22023 (ZIP).”

OASIS-E Guidance Manual

  • CMS posted the FINAL OASIS-E Guidance Manual on December 14th.
  • Bad News: There are numerous changes to the final manual, including some significant changes to the BIMS and PHQ-2 to 9 items.
  • Good News: There is a log with a change table that outlines all the changes from the draft to final manual. 

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