OASIS-C1 is Here!

CMS has issued a Notice in the June 21st Federal Register announcing the proposed version of the OASIS–C1.  This draft of OASIS C-1 has 110 items and reflects changes to accommodate the need to enable the coding of diagnoses using the ICD-10-CM coding set which goes into effect October 1, 2014. The draft also reflects changes to address issues raised by stakeholders, such as updating clinical concepts and modifying item wording and response categories to improve item clarity; and to reduce burden associated with OASIS data collection by removing items not currently used by CMS for payment, quality, or risk adjustment. The draft also adds one new item M1011 (Inpatient diagnosis) at Recertification/Follow-up for the purposes of potential case-mix adjustment.

Comments on the draft OASIS-C1 must be received by August 20, 2013. When commenting,  reference the document identifier or OMB control number (OCN). To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be submitted in any one of the following ways:

  1. Electronically.

You may send your comments electronically to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for ‘‘Comment or Submission’’ or ‘‘More Search Options’’ to find the information collection document(s) that are accepting comments.

  1. By regular mail.

You may mail written comments to the following address:

CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs,

Division of Regulations Development,

Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number__ Room C4–26–05,

7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore,

Maryland 21244–1850.

The revised instrument, a table that compares the OASIS-C (Current Version) to the OASIS-C1 (Proposed Data Collection), and the supporting documentation can be found on CMS Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) listing page, click here and scroll to CMS-R-245.

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