March, 2001

Informational Bulletin - 01-10
MHC - 30

Transmittal 25-Revised HHA State Operations Manual (SOM)

OBQM Reports and HHA Survey Process

OASIS and Initial Medicare Certification

Application of OASIS to Medicare Beneficiaries

Treatment of HHA Branch Offices

Clarification of the Homebound Definition Under Medicare

OASIS/HAVEN Updates

Purpose:

This Information Bulletin provides several updates from HCFA. These can be accessed at the identified websites. Information Bulletin 99-24 is obsolete.

  1. Transmittal 25 - Revised HHA SOM
    http://www.cms.hhs.gov/manuals/pm_trans/R25SOM.pdf

  2. OASIS and HHA Survey Process
    http://cms.hhs.gov/medicaid/survey-cert/letters.asp

  3. OASIS and Initial Certification of Home Health Agencies
    Newhhas.pdf

  4. Application of OASIS requirements to Medicare beneficiaries
    http://cms.hhs.gov/medicaid/survey-cert/letters.asp

  5. Treatment of HHA branch offices
    BranchPo.pdf

  6. Clarification of the Homebound Definition Under the Medicare Home Health Benefit from Fiscal Intermediary
    http://cms.hhs.gov/medicaid/survey-cert/letters.asp

  7. HCFA will implement OASIS Version 1.20 on May 7, 2001. This will require the use of HAVEN Version 5.0 or vendor-supplied software that conforms to the specifications of OASIS Version 1.20.

    HAVEN Version 5.0 will provide a new Correction Policy and Procedure enabling you to correct any field of an OASIS assessment and to inactivate assessments that were submitted to the state OASIS system in error. The last day Manual Key Field changes can be made will be March 30, 2001. After that date, the State OASIS Automation Coordinator will no longer accept manual key field changes. Key field errors discovered after March 30 should be corrected after the implementation of OASIS Version 1.20 on May 7, 2001.

    HAVEN Version 5.0 will be available for downloading from the HCFA's OASIS website in early April, 2001. Those of you who received prior HAVEN upgrades via CD will receive the upgrade by mail in late April.
    http://www.cms.hhs.gov/oasis/

How do I access the OASIS Clinical and Technical Help Lines?

OASIS Clinical Help Line:
Telephone: (651) 201-4314
Email: oasis@health.state.mn.us

OASIS Technical Help Line:
Telephone: (651) 201-3818, Twin Cities metro area
Toll Free: 1-800-657-3875

If you have any questions related to this Information Bulletin, please contact:

Minnesota Department of Health
Compliance Monitoring Division
Licensing and Certification Program
85 East Seventh Place, Suite 300
St. Paul, MN 55164-0900
Telephone: (651) 201-4101

CM 04-27-2006 Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 08:51AM