July 2021 CMS Quarterly OASIS Q&As

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

CMS has posted a 5-page July 2021 Quarterly OASIS Q&As document.  This document answers 13 questions relating to the OASIS data set.  Some examples include:

  • Are there situations in which we are able to update the OASIS items within the assessment time frame, and situations when this would not be allowed?
  • We received a general home care order to evaluate for home care needs for a patient after she experienced recent falls. At the time of the referral we don’t know what her care needs will be for home care. Would that general home care order constitute a valid referral for the purposes of determining M0104 – Date of Referral?
  • For M1033 – Risk for Hospitalization does the time period under consideration or “look back” period include the day of assessment?
  • If a patient is sent from one hospital Emergency Department (ED) to another does this count as one or two ED visits for M1033 – Risk for Hospitalizations, response 4 – Multiple Emergency Department Visits?

Take a look at the entire Q&A document for the answers to above questions as well as all questions posed.  Share this document within your agency.