CradleMRx releases update for OASIS C2 2017

CradleMRx is ready for the OASIS C2 2017 update.  You will notice that previous OASIS will remain functional under the old OASIS C1 ICD-10 format.  Any new OASIS, as of January 1st, 2017, will be under the newly updated OASIS C2 format.

Background Information from CMS

Per CMS, “effective January 1, 2017, OASIS-C2 is the current version of the OASIS data set.  It was developed from OASIS-C1/ICD-10 to accommodate new data being collected for the Home Health Quality Reporting Program in support of the IMPACT Act.” For full details visit the CMS site here.

CradleMRx’s new OASIS C2 2017 uses updated technology for optimum speed.  It will also implement augmented compliance features where applicable by showing the current selection in the given sections of the OASIS in an ORANGE box.

Expected Changes

  •  The OASIS C2 version includes three new standardized items (M1028, M1060, GG0170c), along with modification to and renumbering of select medication and integumentary items to standardize with other post-acute settings of care (M1311, M1313, M2001, M2003, and M2005).
  •  The lookback period and item number was changed in five items (M1500, M1510, M2015, M2300 and M2400).
  •  Formatting changes were made throughout the document to convert multiple check boxes to a single box for data entry, where responses are mutually-exclusive, and to change the numbering for pressure ulcer staging from Roman to Arabic numerals.
  •  The complete set of OASIS-C2 data items can be found in the Downloads section here.

CradleMRx is ICD-10 Ready

The transition to ICD-10 is required for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). We at Cradle Solution, Inc. have implemented our ICD-10 lookup in a way that makes using it as simple as possible. The two-way mapping of both ICD-9 and ICD-10 ensures that our users can search for diagnosis codes using either format.

The image below shows the result of searching for an ICD-10 code; the corresponding ICD-9 codes are displayed on the right side of the page. Currently, use of ICD-10 codes is restricted until the official rollout date of October 1, 2015.

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For users who would rather search by ICD-9 during this transitional period, the diagram below shows a diagnosis search for an ICD-9 code; the corresponding ICD-10 codes are displayed in the right-side panel. Currently, only ICD-9 codes are available for selection. After the October 1st rollout date, ICD-10 codes will be selectable from this search.

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Once the correct diagnosis code is selected, the green button containing the correct ICD code will insert the selected code to the OASIS page.

CMS is Converting – OASIS Submission Changes

With CMS converting from AT&T to Verizon, how you submit your OASIS data to the state will also change. This new change affects only how you send OASIS data; it does not affect when you send (30 days from M0090 rule) OASIS data.

For more information direct from CMS click on the following CMSNet Information links:
https://www.qtso.com/cmsnet.html
https://www.qtso.com/download/Install_Instr_CMSNet.pdf

Upcoming Event: Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy

This December, the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is continuing its ongoing series of educational events. Cradle Solution, Inc. will be showcasing the CradleMRx software at the upcoming “Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy” event on December 8-9, at the Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West. As our clients already know, Cradle Solution, Inc. understands that Medicare providers are required to make constant changes to their processes and operations, in order to comply with evolving CMS requirements. Our company upholds its promise to integrate the best technology available, while adhering to all new Medicare billing, coding, and reporting requirements. We would like our clients to attend this two-day workshop focusing on new data collection rules for OASIS-C reporting. This event will also cover how to accurately encode your OASIS data for payment under the Prospective Payment System. Additionally, our clients will have the chance to learn about new and upcoming features of the CradleMRx software. Prospective clients will have an opportunity to view a full demonstration of the solutions offered by our newest application. We believe the “Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy” conference will provide your agency with necessary information that will be beneficial to your overall business. For more information, and to register,visit the TAHCH website. For further reading on the CradleMRx product details, please visit www.cradlemrx.com.