New OASIS Guidance from CMS

CMS has just released the latest guidance for OASIS, October 2012 Quarterly Q&As.  This quarterly update contains 11 new Q&As including the latest CMS OASIS-C guidance with a special item about selecting fall risk assessment tools based on standardization, validation and multi-factor requirements.Other highlighted items:

  • situations where the physician-ordered ROC date is outside the assessment time frame
  • selecting a response for patient confusion when confusion level varies
  • how/when bipolar disease and other psychiatric diagnoses might impact the depression process measure.

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