OASIS-E | News and Updates:    

CMS has released its draft OASIS-E guidance manual, including the initial guidance for the new data elements that will be collected beginning on January 1, 2023. Now is the perfect time to begin introducing your agency stakeholders to these new data elements.

The WellSky Learning Center is currently developing new OASIS E specific data element trainings & updates. This will include comprehensive OASIS-E trainings and additional micro trainings for appropriate OASIS-E specific items, and more! 

In the meantime, WellSky Education and Consulting Subject Matter Experts recommend the following use of currently available OASIS-E content:

NEW! OASIS-E A to Z (Modules Launching Weekly)

The WellSky Learning Center is currently developing the new OASIS-E A to Z series. We are releasing several modules a week from now until December! Purchase the series now to view this series as it's launched! (If purchased before all content is released- you will have 1 year to complete the training after the date of the final module release.)
WellSky’s OASIS A to Z is the gold standard in the industry for comprehensive OASIS training on demand! 
This newest release is completely updated for the implementation of OASIS E on Jan. 1, 2023.  The modules are engaging and manageable to complete over time with your busy patient care schedules. It is perfect for orientation as well as to brush up or layer knowledge on hard to master data elements.  
Also, new with this release, is a simplified clinician resource that can be printed and easily slipped into a home health bag for quick and efficient on the go guidance.  Be sure your team is ready to go in 2023! CLICK HERE FOR MORE 
Already have a Learning Center Subscription? View the new A to Z course page HERE.

COQS (Certified OASIS Quality Specialist) 2023 CERTIFICATION UPDATE:

With the majority of OASIS D-1 transferring to OASIS E, the Certified OASIS Quality Specialist (COQS) designation will continue to be recognized as active in 2023 for anyone who passes the exam prior to the official OASIS E data element exam release. 
Individuals who purchase and pass the exam either through use of the COQS bundle or the COQS exam only, will receive a complimentary recorded OASIS D-1 to OASIS E Crosswalk update prior to the implementation of OASIS E on January 1, 2023. 
The OASIS preparatory course update for E is still to be determined, and will no longer be available after Dec. 31,2022; however, the OASIS COQS exam form will be updated beginning in January 2023.

NEW! OASIS-E Field Guide (PRE-SALE only)

The WellSky Learning Center is currently developing the OASIS E Field Guide, which will be available later this fall/winter (2022). 

Take advantage of this 20% off pre-sale discount while it lasts!
WellSky's Field Guide to OASIS-E Data Collection is perfect for assisting clinicians with OASIS-E guidance while completing the OASIS assessment in the field. Designed and compiled by WellSky OASIS subject matter experts.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW

NEW! Tip Sheet Download: 'OASIS-D1 to OASIS-E: A glimpse of the new data elements' [FAQ]

Written by Valarie Johnson, PTMS, COQS, CHHCM, HCS-D, HCS-O, Senior Clinical Educator, WellSky

Now, in a new tip sheet, Valarie answers frequently asked questions about OASIS items. CLICK HERE FOR THE DOWNLOAD PAGE

You’ll get answers to these questions and more:
- Has the outcome measure for M1242 been removed or replaced with one of these new measures?
- How is the POC impacted if the clinical diagnosis is no longer in OASIS-E?
- Will the section GG items be used for a functional score like Skilled Nursing PDPM?
- Where do you look for medication indication?

FREE! Crosswalk Webinar - 'OASIS-D1 to OASIS-E: A glimpse of the new data elements' - CLICK HERE TO WATCH 

To successfully transition to OASIS-E, agencies should build a solid foundation of the new items, layering on top of existing OASIS-D1 knowledge. Join OASIS educator Valarie Johnson for a free webinar that will walk you through the changes that are coming with OASIS-E and a glimpse of the guidance surrounding new data elements.   
You'll learn more about: 
- OASIS changes and the rationale behind them
- The new OASIS-E format
- Guidance surrounding new OASIS-E data elements
- How WellSky solutions and services are supporting agencies in the transition to OASIS-E   

NEW! OASIS Easy: 10 Week OASIS-E Micro-Learning Series | First Episode Launch Date: August 5th, 2022 - AVAILABLE NOW!

The OASIS Easy Series will include 10 micro-learning episodes that one can easily fit into their day. These episodes will focus on new OASIS-E data elements and will provide a solid foundation for OASIS E application moving into 2023. As a bonus, the presenter will outline which transitional items to review between weekly episodes. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

OASIS Excellence: Building competence now to achieve success under OASIS-E:

The countdown to OASIS-E and Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) is on. These high-impact changes become a reality on January 1, 2023, and now is the time to prepare. The transition from OASIS-D to OASIS-E is an opportunity for agencies to reframe training from reactive to proactive – to foster an environment of continuous learning and commitment to excellence in patient care.
View this on-demand 'OASIS Excellence' webinar to determine your agencies status and roadmap forward: CLICK HERE TO VIEW

OASIS High Impact Testing and Remediation Cycle:

Industry Experts created this efficient Test Remediate Re-Test cycle to simplify initial preparations for OASIS E and HHVBP while addressing ongoing competency with PDGM and Outcome Measures High Impact OASIS Items Competency Tests 1 and 2. CLICK HERE FOR MORE

CY 2022 Clinician Insights Webinar: 

A comprehensive D1 training that identifies transitional OASIS E data elements. We recommend this training to anyone needing comprehensive Oasis training, who will be working with D1 for the remainder of 2022. Presented in 4 casual webinar-style modules that enhance learning with the presenter intertwining CMS guidance on the OASIS data set with active learning strategies and application to the patient assessment. CLICK HERE FOR MORE

The OASIS Simplified Series:

5-10 minute Micro-education modules (26) with focus on data elements transitioning to OASIS E (exception M1242). Access Now With a WellSky Learning Center LMS subscription HERE
Not an LMS subscriber? CLICK HERE FOR MORE about the Simplified Micro-training Series.