OASIS C2 effective January 1, 2017

CMS has the draft OASIS C2, which will be effective on January 1, 2017, available for download on their website (identified below).  The data set will introduce multiple new and revised M-00 items, such as M1028 for active diagnoses of PVD, PAD, or Diabetes, M1060 for height (in inches) and weight (in pounds), M1311 is replacing M1308, M1313 is replacing M1309, M1511 is replacing M1510, a new item identifying the patient’s mobility from lying to sitting at SOC/ROC and at discharge, M2001, M2003, M2005, M2016 are replacing M2000, M2002, M2004, M2015, respectively, and M2300 and M2400 are being renamed to M2301 and M2401, respectively.

OASIS Data Specifications V2.20.0

The OASIS Data Submission Specifications Version 2.20.0 are now available in the downloads section below. This new version applies to the OASIS-C2 item set which is scheduled for implementation on January 1, 2017.  These specifications are considered DRAFT.

Start working with your software vendor now on their timeline for availability of changes, testing, release, etc.  The specifications needed for software updates are available for download at:

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/OASIS/Downloads/OASIS-C2-Data-Submission-Specs-v2-20-0-Draft.zip

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