New at Noyce Consulting — public comment
OK, we're down to the wire now.
OASIS-C2 replaces OASIS-C1/ICD-10 January 2017, in whatever final form it takes. You can help determine what that final form will be if you submit your OASIS-C2 opinion and ideas to CMS, as long as you do so by May 31, 2016.
You're likely too busy with patient care and follow up from your latest CMS-inspired QAPI project to know what Medicare plans to change in the hospice world next. Even if you had time, would you read all 140 pages of regulatory language in the the FY 2017 hospice proposed rule CMS posted April 21?
That's why I've been studying it. So I can fill you in on some important important proposals CMS published. For example:
Hurry! Time is running out to send CMS your views on its pending "Discharge to Community" Quality Measure for Home Health Agencies.
This new quality measure WILL be part of future OASIS data collection. But CMS wants input from experienced home health providers like you about how CMS plans to calculate this outcome for CASPER reports and potential display on Home Health Compare. You know the industry. Tell CMS which risk-adjustment variables should affect this outcome, and which records that experience tells you CMS should exclude from the calculations.