Home Health Agencies - OASIS
This web page provides resources and information pertaining to the Outcome
and ASsesment Information Set (OASIS) that is required to be completed by
Medicare certified home health agencies for skilled, adult, non-maternity,
Medicare and/or Medicaid patients. This information is grouped
under the following categories:
Wisconsin OASIS Contacts
Chris Benesh, OASIS
Automation Coordinator - Provides OASIS technical support
Mary Jo Sutton, OASIS
Education Coordinator - Provides OASIS content guidance (interpretation
and intended use)
Any Wisconsin home health agency interested in joining an OASIS e-mail
listserv group, contact Mary Jo.
CMS OASIS-C1 Webinar
On September 3, 2014, CMS sponsored a 90 minute webinar on "OASIS-C1/ICD-9"
for home health agencies. The recording of this webinar is available under
the Related Links area of the
CMS OASIS Training website. (exit DHS)
WI OASIS Educational Forum
DQA is sponsoring a new educational venue for Wisconsin HHAs to help keep
current with evolving OASIS information.
Each OASIS Educational Forum will be conducted over the internet
utilizing the Adobe Connect Meeting software. Adobe Connect Meeting is
web-conferencing software that allows users to connect to live
meetings/presentations over the internet.
The next forum will be on Thursday,
August 14, 2014, starting at 1:00 pm.
Use this website to join the meeting:
"Enter as a Guest" and enter your agency name and number of attendees
It is highly recommended that you test your computer for ‘connection
compatibility’ prior to the day of the Forum. For more detailed information,
please see the complete article published in the
DQA Quarterly Information Update - January 2013.
Listed below are the recordings of previous OASIS
CMS OASIS-C Training Modules
CMS has developed 16 online modules to assist HHA staff to
accurately complete OASIS-C assessment questions. These modules include
conventions for accuracy, and cover each of the OASIS-C domains. Guidance
includes item intent, time points for completion, response-specific
instructions, data sources, and resources.
Each module has an accompanying set of PowerPoint slides
that should be printed and available to the user prior to beginning each
module. The modules are available on the
CMS SurveyorTraining OASIS website.(exit DHS)
CMS YouTube Training Videos
These training videos were developed prior to the OASIS-C
Training Modules noted above.
Other Educational Resources
Introduction to OASIS-C presented at the October, 2009 National Association of Home
Care and Hospice's (NAHC) convention (four presentations and slides). (exit
OASIS Submission User's Guide Effective 01/01/2015 for ASAP is now available
under the QTSO OASIS User
Guides & Training website. Refer to Chapter 3 - Functionality and Appendix A
- Quick Reference to OASIS
Submission, Submission Status, and Final Validation Reports. The same CMSNet User
IDs and OASIS Individual User IDs will be used to submit OASIS records to
ASAP. The OASIS Submissions link on the CMS Welcome page will be changed
to access ASAP instead of the current submission web page.
- Effective October 1, 2014, the QIES systems will no longer support
Windows XP operating system and Internet Explorer 8 or below.
IE 8 (Internet Explorer)
For security purposes, the QIES systems
will be programmed to block the browser’s access if IE 8 or below is
used to access the QIES systems.
In such situations, users will receive a
message to upgrade to a supported version of the browser. Windows XP
does not support any higher versions of IE than IE 8.
Refer the the
CMS System Requirements available on the
Technical Support Office (QTSO): OASIS information
including the following: (exit DHS)
Home Assessment Validation
and Entry System (HAVEN)
OASIS Assessment Deletion Request
the OASIS Correction Policy for HHAs (above) for information on when to
submit an OASIS Deletion Request. Email Chris Benesh
to obtain the required CMS form that must be completed to request a removal
of a previously submitted and accepted OASIS record.
OASIS Data Specifications
Effective January 1, 2015, OASIS assessments will be submitted to CMS via
the CMS OASIS Assessment Submission and Processing (ASAP) system. The
submission format for both OASIS-C and OASIS-C1 assessment data will change
from the current fixed-format record layout to Extensible Markup Language
CMS OASIS Data Specifications web page includes information for both
OASIS-C and OASIS C1. (exit DHS)
User IDs/Passwords Required
In order to submit OASIS records and/or access CASPER reports, users must have both a CMSNet (Verizon) User ID and a OASIS
Login ID to submit OASIS records/and or to access CASPER reports.
Both of these IDs and passwords are assigned to an individual and should
not be shared.
CMSNet User ID
New users need to complete the CMSNet Access Request Form that is
available QIES Technical Support Office (QTSO) website located at: https://www.qtso.com/accesshha.html.
OASIS Individual User Login ID Requirement
Each HHA and each
of their respective branch locations are allowed two individuals with
OASIS Individual User IDs to
submit OASIS assessment information and view CASPER reports. It
is the agency’s responsibility to revoke access for any users who no
longer require access to this data. Revoking the account of a user
who no longer requires access permits the agency to request a personal
login ID for an additional user.
To obtain an OASIS Individual User Login ID, a request
must be submitted to the QIES Technical Support Office (QTSO) using the OASIS
Individual User Account Request form available on the QTSO website located at:
(exit DHS) This same form is used to revoke access for a user.
OASIS Individual Login Passwords
A user selects their own personal login password when they register for
an OASIS Individual User ID. The password must meet stringent
password rules that are available to view on the password web page.
Passwords are set to expire in 60 days. Users must enter a new
password when they are prompted to change their password or they may use
the QIES User Maintenance application that is available on the OASIS
Welcome Page to change their password at any time prior to the 60 day
Forgot OASIS Individual Login Password and Inactivated Accounts
If an incorrect OASIS Individual Login password is entered too many times
the account will be made inactive. If the user does not
log into CASPER reports within 60 days, their account will also be made
inactive. Inactive accounts will not be able to submit OASIS
One indication of an inactive account or an expired password: after
attempting to login the following message appears, "Authorization
Required", indicating the server can't verify the appropriate access
To reactivate an OASIS personal account, follow these steps:
- On the State OASIS Welcome page select the QIES User Maintenance
- Select "Forgot your password or Inactive Account?".
- Enter your Personal Login ID and answer the three security questions
and follow the directions provided.
Providing answers to the security questions were part of the process
for registering for an individual OASIS account. Users will have
three attempts to correctly answer the security questions, after that,
they are locked out and must contact the QIES Help Desk to reset their
To avoid getting locked out be sure to log into CASPER or the QIES User
Maintenance application at least once every 60 days.
Quality Measures: Outcome, Process, and Potentially Avoidable
Additional CMS Resources
HH PPS FAQs (exit DHS)
HH Template for Face-to-Face Documentation (exit DHS)
HH Transmittals (exit DHS)
Health Insurance Prospective Payment System (HIPPS) Codes (exit DHS)
CAHPS Educational Podcasts: from the Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality (AHRQ) (exit
Last Updated: November 21, 2014