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Diane Henry, Director MDS/OASIS ♦ Bob Bischoff, Program Manager ♦ Wanda Roberts, RN Consultant
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.
CMS has created four training videos related to OASIS-C and process measure items. They are available on YouTube:
For Medicare and Medicaid Patients:
For Non-Medicare and Non-Medicaid Patients:
Home Health Agencies have two options available for obtaining software specific to the transmission of OASIS assessment data:
jHAVEN Software for Home Health Providers:
Dialer Software (Juniper Client/Verizon):
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