October 1, 2014 is fast approaching!

With only 212 days left until October 14, everyone is talking about ICD-10-CM.  The implementation of ICD-10 is a monumental change to how we do business.  That being said-there are other changes starting on this day.

Many of us are forgetting that the OASIS-C will be changing to OASIS-C1 in response to the changes need for the ICD-10-CM implementation.

In preparation for ICD-10-CM, the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) has released new guidance on the new OASIS-C 1 version.  The document is titled Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society’s Guidance on OASIS-C1 Integumentary Items:  Best Practice for Clinicians. This document can be downloaded from the WOCN site at OASIS-C1 guidance.

In addition, the OASIS-C1 draft can be downloaded from the CMS website.

Until next time,

M

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