Information for Health Care Providers-
Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)
OASIS is a key component of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) partnership with the home care industry to foster and monitor improved home health care outcomes. It is also proposed to become an integral part of the revised Conditions of Participation for Medicare-certified home health agencies (HHAs).
The Outcome and Assessment Information Set-C (OASIS-C) is a group of data elements that:
- Represent core items of a comprehensive assessment for an adult home care patient; and
- Form the basis for measuring patient outcomes for the purposes of outcome-based quality improvement (OBQI)
About the L&C Federal Systems Support Unit (FSSU)
The L&C FSSU maintain and support numerous federally mandated systems associated with skilled nursing facilities, swing-bed hospitals and home health agencies. Among these systems are MDS (Minimum Data Set), SB-MDS (Swing-Bed MDS) and OASIS. Through partnerships with health care providers and their respective membership associations, FSSU provides training pertinent to the federal data collection systems as well as operate and maintain a full-time helpdesk, providing technical and clinical support regarding the collecting, encoding and transmitting of patient data.