OASIS-D Data Set Changes:
There are many ways to become educated in accurate OASIS data collection, including a freely accessible manual explaining every item in detail. It is one thing to understand the instructions, but another to conduct the assessment effectively to gather the required information. Knowledge application, a clear understanding of item intent, and score interpretation based on current guidance is critical. Once data is collected, integrating the information into the plan of care and the focus of every visit is necessary for consistent measureable outcome improvement.
Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions believes that accurate OASIS data collection is only the beginning of elevating the level of patient centered care. Assuring continued OASIS data collection competence is a burdensome task for agencies, and one that can effectively and efficiently be outsourced to qualified expertise. Our training products and tools are intended to break the cycle of frustration and disconnectedness with fluency of data collection through best practices in a patient-centered interdisciplinary model of care.
OASIS-D Guidance Manual link: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/HHQIOASISUserManual.html
PROPer OASIS Payment - 2017
OASIS data are used to adjust per-episode payment rates for patient conditions that affect care needs. In any data-driven system, the quality of the output is only as good as the quality of the data input. OASIS data are used to produce quality reports for agencies, public reports on the Medicare Home Health Compare website, and to determine payment
PROPer OASIS Risk Adjustment - 2017
Statistical risk adjustment refers to a collection of analytic methods designed to separate the relationships of outcomes with care provided from the relationship of outcomes with natural progression of disease and disability, which is critical to accurate outcome analysis. One of the major purposes of OASIS is to provide data items needed for risk adjustment. In essence, the general intent of risk adjustment is to compensate or adjust for differences in case mix or risk factors (between agency and a comparison sample) that should be taken into consideration if outcomes are to be compared validly. Risk adjustment compensates or controls for the potential influence of case mix variables (i.e., risk factors) that can affect outcomes.
PROPer OASIS C2 Process Measures - 2017
Process quality measures evaluate the rate of home health agency use of specific evidence-based processes of care. The standardized home health quality process measures focus on high-risk, high-volume, problem-prone areas for home health care. These include measures pertaining to all or most home care patients, such as timeliness of home care admission, immunizations, and use of risk assessment tools (e.g. for falls, depression). As well, there are measures for specific diagnoses (e.g. diabetes).
PROPer OASIS Outcome Measures - 2017
Outcome measures are the basis for outcome-based quality improvement (OBQI) efforts that home health agencies (HHAs) can employ to assess and improve the quality of care they provide to patients.
A New Look at OASIS-C1 Functional M-Items
The F Word in OASIS C-1 completion is Function. We will provide new insight and guidance to answer these items correctly.