July CMS Quarterly Q&As

CMS recently released the latest guidance for OASIS for July 2013.  The report included sixteen new questions and answers which included addressing but were not limited to:

  • An increasing number of patients “held” in emergency rooms as “observation” patients for periods of 24 hours up to 7 days without admission to inpatient status.
  • Transfer OASIS requirements
  • Clarification & guidance to M1055 and the Response-specific instructions
  • M1240 – Pain Assessment
  • M1242 – Pain “All the time”
  • M1306 ; M1340 – Clarification about pressure ulcers and healing wounds
  • M1620 – assessing bowel incontinence frequency
  • M1810 ; M1820 – Upper and lower body dressing ability

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