Year 2020 will be a year to remember!

Sharon Hamilton, MS, RN, NLCPC, CFDS
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

Starting January 1, 2020 home health agencies will have to be ready for the start of the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) payment system and for the latest OASIS update. CMS announced in the April 3rd Open Door Call that OASIS-D1 will be implemented on January 1, 2020. You can review and download the PDF of the item sets. The item sets are not identified as draft or final.

If you are interested in review the OASIS instruments, follow the link below.

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/OASIS-Data-Sets.html

If you are interested in reviewing the OASIS-D1 Update Memorandum, follow the link below.

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/HHQIOASISUserManual.html