Must-Read News: OASIS Changes

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid is eliminating hundreds of data elements for the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) and dropping others, the agency revealed in its home health prospective payment system (PPS) 2018 update. CMS finalized 33 item changes, which will come into effect beginning Jan. 1, 2019.

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When not writing about all things home health, Amy fulfills her lifelong dream of becoming a pirate by sailing in regattas and enjoying rum. Fun fact: she sailed 333 miles across Lake Michigan in the Chicago Yacht Club "Race to Mackinac."