Optional State Assessment (OSA) Item Set and OSA Manual Released

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant ā€“ Briggs Healthcare

April 24, 2023

NOW AVAILABLE: Optional State Assessment (OSA) Item Set and OSA Manual

The Optional State Assessment (OSA) Item Set, OSA Manual, and OSA Change History table are now available in the Downloads section on the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Manual page. The OSA is not a Federally required assessment; rather, it may be required in some States for payment purposes. Each State determines whether the OSA is required and if so, when the assessment must be completed. For questions regarding completion of the OSA, please contact your State Survey Agency.

The direct link to the 3 items in a .zip file is here.  This file includes:

The OSA Item Set is 20 pages in length and includes an abbreviated Sections G, I and O (Special Treatments):

The Item Set Change History is 3 pages in length.