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Home Health OASIS-C1/ICD-10 Data Item Set Approval Requested

Posted by Crystal Parks on Apr 2, 2015 10:23:28 AM


CMS is requesting approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the OASIS data set to accommodate ICD-10. This new version of the OASIS is referred to as the OASIS/ICD-10 data item set.

The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) prohibited the Secretary from adopting ICD-10 prior to October 1, 2015. As a result, the OASIS-C1 data item set that was created mainly because of the need to enable the coding of diagnoses using the ICD-10 could not be implemented on October 1, 2014.  CMS then made interim changes to the OASIS-C1 data item set to accommodate the continuation of the ICD-9 diagnosis codes and this version of the data item set - OASIS-C1/ICD-9 - is to be used until the implementation of the ICD-10 coding on October 1, 2015.  

According to NAHC, the OASIS-C1/ICD-10 version is basically the OASIS-C1 with a few technical and typographical corrections and a new name.

Even though the OMB approval request for the OASIS-C1/ICD-10 is a technical requirement for CMS, it does provide another opportunity for home health agencies to submit comments on the data item set. Comments are due April 24, 2015.  

Providers may view the Federal Register notice here and the OASIS-C1/ICD-10 supporting documentation here


Topics: ICD-10, OASIS C1


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