Home Health

CMS releases pocket guides for OASIS assessments

Home health agency staff have new tools from CMS to help with OASIS assessments. These pocket guides are expected to assist in assessing and coding self-care and mobility, falls and pressure ulcers/injuries.

The pocket guides provide a quick reference for important terms and definitions that promote coding accuracy. They are approximately 2 x 3.5 inches in size and are designed to be worn behind a provider identification badge.

The pocket guide titles below are linked to the resource at cms.gov.

For more info, visit https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/Home-Health-Quality-Reporting-Training.