Mandatory use of the OASIS-E will begin on January 1, 2023 for all Licensed and Certified Home Health Agencies. CMS offered virtual training that provides instruction on the guidance for the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)-E. This training is part of a comprehensive strategy to ensure home health providers have access to the educational materials necessary to promote understanding and compliance with changes in reporting requirements associated with the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP). A major focus of this training is on the cross-setting implementation of the standardized patient assessment data elements being introduced in 2023 to ensure more consistent reporting and evaluation across post-acute care settings.
CMS’ training program comes in 2 different parts. Part one are pre-recorded training webinars that deliver foundational knowledge to assist in learning the new items and guidance. These videos are available on CMS YouTube. Part 2 of CMS’ OASIS Training program can be found HERE (Part 1 – Pre-Event; Zip file) and HERE (Part 2 – Post Event; Zip file).