OASIS-E Roll Out will be Delayed due to COVID-19

From CMS’ new interim final rule:

Home health agencies will be required to use OASIS-E to begin collecting data on the two TOH Information Measures beginning with discharges and transfers on January 1st of the year that is at least 1 full calendar year after the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). For example, if the COVID-19 PHE ends on September 20, 2020, home health agencies will be required to begin collecting data on those measures beginning with patients discharged or transferred on January 1, 2022. Home Health Agencies will be required to begin collecting data on the SPADEs beginning with the start of care, resumption of care, and discharges (except for the hearing, vision, race, and ethnicity SPADEs, which would be collected at the start of care only) on January 1st of the year that is at least 1 full calendar year after the end of the COVID-19 PHE.

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