Presented by Michael Tidd
Thursday, May 6, 2021
4 Tools to Improve OASIS Assessments
An OASIS assessment is a lengthy and complex assessment. Many clinicians incorrectly assume that they can answer the assessment questions strictly based on reading the question. Just like taxes, there are many rules that provide additional information on assessing the patient and determining the correct answers.
Understand the resources available to provide clarification on selecting the most appropriate answer
Verbalize the timeframes utilized in answering questions
Discuss how to find the CMS intent on OASIS questions
Understand the how to eliminate inappropriate answer choices
Michael Tidd has over 19 years of experience in the Home Care Industry and is a frequent speaker at HealthCare Synergy Workshops and Webinars. He is a Software Developer, LVN and Certified in ICD-9/10 Coding and OASIS (COS-C, HCS-D). As the Clinical Manager for HealthCare Synergy, he directs the Outsourced Management Services, assists in directing the development of the Healthcare Assistant Web Edition, oversees the Clinical Documentation Auditing provided to clients and directs the Clinical Form Development for the Healthcare Assistant Web Edition. Michael continues to educate agencies in the ongoing regulations that CMS produces, the proper application of the Medicare Conditions of Participation and completing timely, accurate and defendable clinical documentation to survive in the current Medicare Reimbursement Model.