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.
- Pocket Guide #1: Coding for Self-Care and Mobility Items.
- Pocket Guide #2: Definitions for Coding Section J Fall Items.
- Pocket Guide #3: Pressure Ulcers/Injuries Stages and Definitions.