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Who Checks The Oasis Assessments In Your Agency? What Are You Doing With The Data You Receive? Doing Nothing Is Like Having A Brain Unattached From The Rest Of The Body.

Oasis TrainingOk,  it’s time to focus on Oasis assessments. The Oasis is clearly a data collection tool for CMS, but most agencies do not use it properly. Today, incorrect assessments can mean a big difference financially. So, we need to discuss the work flow in your office and how to maximize use the assessment tool.

Reviewing Your Oasis:

Do you have someone reviewing the assessment tool? Is that individual Oasis certified? It may be that you utilize a vendor to sweep for discrepancies. Ultimately, someone needs to review that tool for accuracy. The person needs to be Oasis certified and capable of comparing clinical information with what is contained in the assessment tool.  This is not only for clinical accuracy, but the difference in Oasis mistakes can mean so much money left on the table for every episode.

Maximize Educational Opportunities:

This one is big. If you don’t analyze the data you receive from the reviews, then it makes no sense. You will continue to see the same consistent mistakes from the same clinicians. This costs you more money in the long run. Take the Oasis errors and work with the individual clinicians as well as with entire clinical staff.  When Oasis teaching is consistent there is improvement in accuracy. Accuracy declines can lead to increases in ADRs or other types of audits.

Once your staff has consistent levels of accuracy, then focus on linking the Oasis to proper care planning. Often times, the assessment tool is filled out, but never looked at throughout the episode of care. It should be key in writing interventions and goals based upon what the tool should look like at discharge. Too often, this is not the case. If this sounds familiar to you, then educate staff to use the tool as an ongoing guide to care plan management.

Let Kenyon Homecare Consulting Be Your Guide:

At Kenyon Homecare Consulting, we have senior consultants who are certified in Oasis as well as coding to guide clinicians through the documentation process. Allow Kenyon to complete 5 free reviews on current assessments and codes in your system. You may see you are missing out on reimbursement and accuracy. Contact us today at 206-721-5091 or contact us online to see how we can help!

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