Understanding the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) instrument is required of all home health clinicians who participate in completion of the OASIS. Transitioning from OASIS-D1 to OASIS-E may have its challenges. However, with a good foundation and practice, gaining proficiency in OASIS-E can be achieved. This module describes the history and purpose of the OASIS, and identifies who can complete the OASIS-E assessment. It reviews time points during the episode of care during which the OASIS is completed and reviews guidance available to code it accurately.
Note: Unless otherwise stated, the information contained in this course was sourced from the OASIS-E Guidance Manual published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (2022b).
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
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Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Kentucky Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Nurses will receive 0.50 contact hours for participating in this course.
Mississippi Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
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Wyoming Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
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Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed and Certified Home Health (L&CHH). Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 0.5000 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: OASIS Functions
What Is the OASIS?
Assessment and Care Planning
Quality Measurement and Reporting
Impact of Quality Measures
Section 3: Completion of the OASIS
Updated OASIS-E Format and Item Changes
Who and When?
Start of Care
Resumption of Care
Transfer to Inpatient Facility
Discharges and Death at Home
Who Can Complete an OASIS?
Section 4: General OASIS Guidelines
Collecting OASIS Data
Section 5: Conclusion
Reviewer: J'non Griffin, RN MHA HCS-D, HSC-C, HCS-H, COS-C
Tameka N. Warren, MSN, RN, CLC, earned her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from Indiana University School of Nursing at IUPUI, and her Associate of Science in Nursing from Ivy Tech College. She has over 18 years of nursing experience in public health, regulation, home health, leadership, education, maternal child community health, and long-term care environments. Tameka has served as a leader in home healthcare practices, quality improvement, and education as a community health nurse and a Public Health Nurse Surveyor (Home Health & Hospice) certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS. She has served as a maternal and infant mortality advocate in managing home visiting services, supporting legislation to improve maternal child care in diverse communities, and as an ALPP Certified Lactation Counselor. She has also served as an Adjunct Clinical Professor to further awareness about the importance of community health nursing. Tameka’s passion is to serve the most vulnerable populations affected by health disparities and to inspire a new generation of nurses to do the same successfully.Disclosure: Tameka N. Warren, MSN, RN, CLC has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
Reviewer: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N.
J’non Griffin is a 34 year veteran of home care as an RN. She received her Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration in 2005. She has experience as a field nurse, director and executive with home health and hospice agencies, both large and small. J’non is certified as a Homecare Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D), Certified in OASIS competency, COS-C, Certified in Homecare Coding Specialist-Hospice (HCS-H), Home Care Specialist-Compliance (HCS-C) and is an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM trainer/ambassador. J’non is an accredited ACHC and CHAP consultant. J’non is currently the Principal of the Coding and OASIS Department at SimiTree. J’non is also on the board of Home Care Association of Florida. She has also been a frequent contributor to the Decision Health Publication, The Diagnosis Coding Pro, and the Home Health Line. She has published several manuals, and assisted with composition of several online modules for coding and OASIS instruction.. She has presented several webinars, and has been a nationally recognized speaker on a variety of subjects.Disclosure: J'non Griffin, RN MHA HCS-D, HSC-C, HCS-H, COS-C has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
Jennifer has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She is certified as an OASIS Specialist- Clinical (COS-C). She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.
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