Educate clinicians about M1820, an item affecting functional points under PDGM

Source: Home Health Line Ensure clinicians have proper training about how to respond to the OASIS-D item involving patients’ ability to dress their lower body safely. M1820 (Ability to dress lower body) is one of six OASIS items that affect functional case-mix adjustment under the PPS, and it will be one of eight items that […]

CMS announces in-person training on OASIS-D, using CASPER as part of QAPI

Source: Home Health Line CMS will host a two-day, in-person training in Baltimore to help home health providers better understand changes between OASIS-C2 and OASIS-D among other topics, the Medicare agency has announced. The Home Health Quality Reporting Program “train the trainer” event will focus on newly added sections covering health conditions and functional abilities […]

CMS schedules Q&A session related to guidance from OASIS-D events

Source: Home Health Line CMS has announced that from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST Nov. 29, it will hold a question-and-answer session related to guidance on the OASIS-D presented during webinars in August and September and a Train-the-Trainer event in Baltimore in November. OASIS-D takes effect Jan. 1, 2019. Learn more about the event […]

CMS posts training materials for OASIS-D webinars

By Home Health Line. CMS has posted training materials — including the answers to knowledge checks — for the OASIS-D webinars it held in late August and early September. It’s important to listen to these webinars as your agency prepares for OASIS-D, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2019. CMS’ Sept. 5 webinar focused on new […]

CMS to hold OASIS-D webinar about high-level changes

By Home Health Line. CMS will hold a webinar Aug. 28 on OASIS-D changes relevant to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP). The webinar is designed to help prepare home health providers for changes coming to the assessment and the program. The webinar will take place 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST Aug. 28. […]

CMS forum provides noteworthy updates about HEART and quality reporting training

Brought to you by Home Health Line. To address concerns raised during pilot testing for its planned comprehensive hospice assessment tool, CMS has decided to delay further testing phases. But CMS is working diligently to retool the Hospice Evaluation and Assessment Reporting Tool (HEART) and plans to hold quarterly special open door forums beginning in […]