ICD-10 delay impacts implementation of OASIS-C1

In a new S&C letter, “Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)-CI / International Classification of Diseases (ICD-)9 Webinar: September 3, 2014,” (Ref: S&C: 14-40-HHA), CMS notes that is has determined that the ICD-10 delay will have an impact on the Home Health Quality Reporting Program, especially the implementation of OASIS-CI. The new version of OASIS data set items was scheduled to be implemented on October 1, 2014, but five of these codes require the use of ICD-10 codes. The letter details the codes that require change.

Additional, the S&C group will be hosting a webinar, “OASIS-C1 / ICD-9” on September 3, 2014. The webinar will cover the OASIS-C1/ICD-9 data set and its implementation, the types of changes made to the data set and changes made to the OASIS-C1/ICD-9 Guidance Manual.

OASIS-C1/ICD-9 is scheduled to be implemented on January 1, 2015.

Read the S&C letter on the CMS website.

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