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QIES Team

Diane Henry, Director MDS/OASIS  ♦  Bob Bischoff, Program Manager  ♦  Wanda Roberts, RN Consultant  


QIES OASIS Resources OASIS Regulation Forms and Manuals Privacy Notices Software

WHAT'S NEW - OASIS

Please direct any OASIS questions to the QIES Help Desk at (405) 271-5278.


May 15th Deadline is Approaching!

May 15th is coming soon and is an important date related to the submission deadline for the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH-QRP) requirements. Be sure you have submitted all required OASIS data for assessments from 10/01/17 to 12/31/17 by this deadline and that all assessments submitted are accurately completed.

Deadline to correct and submit assessments for the reporting period are:

Assessments must be submitted within 30 days of the completion date (MO0090) to be considered a quality assessment and be included in the quality reporting period. Corrections may be submitted up until the data submission deadline listed above. Data can be resubmitted after the claim has been paid, but the agency should be aware that if the change to the assessment would change the payment group on the claim, then they would need to subsequently adjust their claim as well.


Have you accessed your PEPPER? 

PEPPER is a Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report and summarizes Medicare claims data in areas that may be at risk for improper payments. PEPPER cannot identify improper Medicare payments, but summarizes information and identifies potential SNF Target Areas. 

Providers are encouraged to access their PEPPER reports to identify potential problem areas; however, you are not required to use PEPPER. Be aware that the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) is reporting the number of facilities who access their reports per state. The recently reported data reflects the PEPPER release completed April 9, 2018. You may access the SNF data per state by clicking this link: Map of Q4FY17 SNF PEPPER retrievals by state

If you need help obtaining your report or have questions related to PEPPER, visit the PEPPER Help Desk to request assistance.


The 2018 OASIS-C2 Guidance manual is available on the CMS website. Click the link to access the manual in the downloads section of the OASIS User Manuals web page.

This version of the manual should be used for all OASIS assessments completed on or after January 1, 2018.


View the Press Release on Fall Prevention Resources - Link to the Fall Prevention Resources web page


QIES OASIS RESOURCES 

  • Home Health Quality Initiative web page includes links to:
    • Home Health Compare
    • Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society
    • National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel
    • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 
  • OASIS Spotlight web page includes the latest OASIS news, updates and helpful information.

CMS has created four training videos related to OASIS-C and process measure items. They are available on YouTube:

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OASIS REGULATION 

Code of Federal Regulations:   42 CFR 484.20       42 CFR 484.55

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FORMS AND MANUALS

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PRIVACY NOTICES

For Medicare and Medicaid Patients:

For Non-Medicare and Non-Medicaid Patients:

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SOFTWARE

Home Health Agencies have two options available for obtaining software specific to the transmission of OASIS assessment data:

  • 1. Agencies may obtain software developed by private vendors, but need to ensure the software meets the minimum specifications established by CMS.
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  • 2. Agencies may obtain jHAVEN software, developed and maintained by CMS, free of charge. -HAVEN Software and HelpDesk information may be found on the CMS/QTSO web page links below:

jHAVEN Software for Home Health Providers:

Dialer Software (Juniper Client/Verizon):

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Special Announcements

For more information on MDS Training and Workshops, click here.

For more information on OASIS Training and Workshops, click here.


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