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Important update: Don't be late! Submit assessments or pull CASPER reports before noon on June 23rd

All QIES systems will be down from Friday, June 23rd at noon (ET) through Monday, June 26th at 6:00 a.m. (ET). Please note, this downtime begins 6 hours earlier than the normally scheduled downtime.


Security Update: Disabling and Deleting Accounts:

To better secure applications, QIES security requires each user to successfully login every 60 days, effective June 26, 2017. If this does not occur, the account will be disabled and can only be re-enabled by contacting the QTSO Help Desk at (800)339-9313.

Accounts that have no activity for more than 365 days will be deleted. Once your account is deleted, you will not be able to use or re-enable the account. If your account is deleted, you will need to request access through CMS as you did originally; you will be assigned a new User ID and password when the access is granted.

QIES users will continue to use QUMA to update passwords as required every 60 days; and use security questions to unlock accounts if the password is forgotten or the account is locked due to the password being entered incorrectly three times. 

Please forward this information to all staff who access CASPER Reports or submit MDS or OASIS assessments. 

If you have any questions concerning this information, please contact us at (405) 271-5278 or QTSO Help Desk at help@qtso.com or (800) 339-9313.

Notice:

Effective April 1, 2017, MACs will now deny claims when the condition of payment for submitting patient assessment data has not been met. Make sure that your billing staff is aware of this change. OASIS reporting regulations require the OASIS to be transmitted within 30 days of completing the assessment of the beneficiary. If the OASIS assessment is not found in the QIES upon receipt of a final claim for a HH episode, and the receipt date of the claim is more than 30 days after the assessment completion date, Medicare systems will deny the HH claim. (While the regulation requires the assessment to be submitted within 30 days, the initial implementation of this edit will allow 40 days.)

Home Health QRP: OASIS-C2 Approved by OMB - CMS received approval on Friday, December 9, 2016 for the OASIS-C2 form. Effective January 1, 2017, HHA Providers and Vendors shall begin using the OASIS-C2 in submitting assessments. As a reminder, the guidance manual for OASIS-C2 is available at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/HHQIOASISUserManual.html. 

Please direct any questions about using the OASIS-C2 to the QIES Help Desk at (405) 271-5278.

 

QIES Team

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


QIES OASIS Resources OASIS Regulation Forms and Manuals Privacy Notices Software

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 as follows:

  • OASIS Downloads from the QTSO website.  Under OASIS Downloads/Documentation section, multiple educational resources are available including OASIS Q&A’s, OASIS Follow Up Assessment Calendar, Time Frames for Assessments and various guides & manuals.

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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 
  • HHA Correction Policy - Located on the QTSO's OASIS Download web page towards the bottom of OASIS Downloads/Documentation section.

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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.
  • - OR -
  • 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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