Start educating your staff now on the OASIS-D1 Updates Effective January 1, 2020

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

Beginning January 1, 2020, changes to the OASIS data set and data collection guidance take effect, based on proposals finalized in the Calendar Year (CY) 2019 Home Health (HH) Final Rule, CMS 1689-FC. Changes include addition of two existing items to the Follow-Up assessment instrument (with corresponding revisions to the All Items instrument) and change from required to optional data collection at certain time points for 23 items. These changes are described in detail in this update. Revised OASIS-D1 All Items and Follow-Up instruments are posted. There is no revised version of the OASIS-D Guidance Manual for 2020.

Data collection at certain time points for 23 existing OASIS items is optional. For OASIS assessments with an M0090 Date Assessment Completed of January 1, 2020 or later, HHAs may enter an equal sign (=) for these items, at the specified time points only. This is a new valid response for these items, at these time points; the items themselves are unchanged.

Start of Care/Resumption of Care (SOC/ROC)
• M1910 Fall risk Assessment

Transfer (TRN) and Discharge (DC)
• M2401a Intervention Synopsis: Diabetic Foot Care
• M1051 Pneumococcal Vaccine
• M1056 Reason Pneumococcal Vaccine not received

Follow-Up (FU)
• M1021 Primary Diagnosis
• M1023 Other Diagnoses
• M1030 Therapies
• M1200 Vision
• M1242 Frequency of Pain Interfering with Activity
• M1311 Current Number of Unhealed Pressure Ulcers at Each Stage
• M1322 Current Number of Stage 1 Pressure Injuries
• M1324 Stage of Most Problematic Unhealed Pressure Ulcer that is Stageable
• M1330 Does this patient have a Stasis Ulcer
• M1332 Current Number of Stasis Ulcers that are Observable
• M1334 Status of Most Problematic Stasis Ulcer that is Observable
• M1340 Does this patient have a Surgical Wound
• M1342 Status of the Most Problematic Surgical Wound that is Observable
• M1400 Short of Breath
• M1610 Urinary Incontinence or Urinary Catheter Presence
• M1620 Bowel Incontinence Frequency
• M1630 Ostomy for Bowel Elimination
• M2030 Management of Injectable Medications
• M2200 Therapy Need