OASIS-D Instrument Use Extended

Posted Sunday December 12, 2021

On November 23, 2021. the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the extension for the continued use of the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)-D instrument with a new expiration date of November 23, 2024. Providers collecting OASIS on paper may use up any current inventory prior to using the instruments with the updated expiration date.

Versions of the OASIS-D Data Set with the updated OMB expiration notice may be found on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Home Health Quality Reporting Program OASIS Data Set webpage found in the Downloads section of the OASIS Data Sets webpage: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/OASIS-Data-Sets

Due to the COVID-19 related Public Health Emergency, the next version of the OASIS, OASIS-E, planned for implementation January 1, 2021, is delayed until January 1, 2023. The current version of the OASIS-D data item set is due to expire on December 31, 2021, and therefore requires renewal approval by the OMB. The OMB approval period for information collections, such as the OASIS instrument, is for three years, hence the November 23, 2024, expiration date for the renewed OASIS-D data item set. However, this renewal does not change the requirement by the CMS for home health agencies to begin using the OASIS-E data item set beginning January 1, 2023.

Source: CMS

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