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CMS Announces OASIS-C1 and ICD 9 Webinar

Posted by Crystal Parks on Jul 29, 2014 6:19:06 AM


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Survey and Certification Group is sponsoring a webinar entitled “OASIS-C1/ICD9” on September 3, 2014, 2:00-3:30 pm EST. The OASIS-C1/ICD9 will go into effect January 1, 2015.

A new version of the OASIS data items set (i.e. OASIS-C1) had been scheduled for implementation on October1, 2014. However, five data items contained in OASIS-C1 require the use ICD-10 codes. In light of the fact that ICD-10 has been delayed until at least October 1, 2015, CMS has determined that it is necessary to make interim changes to the OASIS-C1 data items set and also the process for the reporting of OASIS-C1 data.

The following is a summary of the changes that CMS will be making in the Home Health Quality Reporting Program:

A. OASIS-C1 Implementation

1. A modified version of OASIS-C1 will be created, in which the 5 items that use ICD-10 codes (i.e. - M1011, M1017, M1021, M1023, M1025) will be replaced with the corresponding ICD-9 based items from OASIS-C (i.e. – M1010, M1016, M1020, M1022, M1024).

This modified version of OASIS-C1 that will be referred to as “OASIS-C1/ICD-9 Version.”

2. The current version of the OASIS data set (OASIS-C) will remain in effect until 11:59:59 p.m. on 12/31/2014;

3. The OASIS-C1 / ICD-9 Versionwill go into effect at 12:00 a.m. on 01/01/2015 and shall remain in effect until ICD-10 is implemented or until otherwise determined by CMS;

B. Conversion to Assessment Submission and Processing (ASAP) System

1. OASIS submissions to the State system will discontinue starting at 6:00 p.m. ET on 12/26/2014. The HHA State submission system will no longer be used for OASIS submissions. New, modification, or inactivation records in the current flat file format must be submitted prior to 6:00 p.m. ET on 12/26/2014.

2. Effective January 1, 2015, OASIS assessment data will be submitted to CMS via the Assessment Submission and Processing system. With the implementation of the OASIS ASAP system, Home Health Agencies will no longer submit OASIS assessment data to CMS via their State databases.

C. Payment Grouper Updates

1. An updated home health payment grouper will be provided to accommodate assessments submitted 10/01/2014 and later using OASIS-C and ICD-9-CM codes;

2. An updated home health payment grouper will be provided to accommodate assessments submitted 01/01/2015 and later using OASIS-C1 and ICD-9-CM codes;

3. At this time, a new home health payment grouper update is not planned until 10/01/2015.

 Topics of the webinar will include:  

  • The new OASIS-C1/ICD-9 data set and its implementation
  • Types of changes made to the data set
  • OASIS-C1/ICD-9 Guidance Manual changes, and
  • OASIS Q&As update

There will not be a Q&A session at the end of the presentation. Therefore, questions related to OASIS-C1/ICD-9 and its guidance should be submitted prior to and following the webinar to the OASIS mailbox at:

cmsoasisquestions@oasisanswers.com. Following the webinar, CMS will post a Q&A document addressing questions previously submitted.

The webinar is intended for all State Survey Agencies and Regional Office staff, as well as Home Health Agency (HHA) providers. A total of 1,000 lines have been reserved for the webinar and all participants will be in the same queue. CMS recommends that participants call in up to 30 minutes ahead of the start time. The webinar will be archived within 3-4 weeks after the live presentation.

Click here to view the announcement.


From the NAHC Report article 


Topics: OASIS C1


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