CMS has Posted the FINAL Version of OASIS C1/ICD9 Guidance Manual

CMS has released the OFFICIAL final version of the guidance manual, effective January 2015 for OASIS C1/ICD9.  Changes in the version include a new Chapter 2, with the word "draft" removed from OASIS forms and the OMB number has been added to each time point version.  The footer throughout the entire manual has been changed... Continue Reading →

ICD-10 is delayed! What about OASIS-C1?

I have spent much of few weeks thinking about the ICD-10-CM delay and the impact it will have on the industry. There are still so many unanswered questions. The wording in the delay legislation state that ICD-10-CM may not be implemented “prior to October 1, 2015”. This does not mean that the implementation will definitely... Continue Reading →

The OASIS-C1 Draft has been released!

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the proposed version of the OASIS-C1 in the Federal Register dated June 21, 2013. The OASIS-C1 Draft reflects changes necessary to accommodate the use of the ICD-10-CM coding set required beginning October 1, 2014. There are also changes addressing issues raised by stakeholders, including updating clinical... Continue Reading →

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