Home Health

CMS releases draft of OASIS-E assessment slated to take effect in 2021

A new version of the OASIS is coming to home health, and CMS has released a first look at the assessment.

OASIS-E will take effect Jan. 1, 2021. A draft version of the assessment was published on CMS’ website March 18.

The release includes only the draft assessment without accompanying guidance updates.

The draft has not yet been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), but that is expected to happen later this year.

CMS released an OASIS-D to OASIS-E crosswalk with its 2020 PPS proposed rule. The final rule and supplemental documents outlined 27 new items — or standardized patient assessment data elements (SPADEs) — at various timepoints.

Related links: View the draft of OASIS-E online at https://go.cms.gov/2QpHmma. Find change tables and additional information released with the final rule in the downloads section at https://go.cms.gov/2U0u1mF.