Home Health Agencies - OASIS
This web page provides links to information pertaining to the Outcome
and ASsesment Information Set (OASIS) that is required to be completed by
certified home health agencies for their adult, non-maternity, skilled
Medicare and/or Medicaid patients. All of the links on this web page
will exit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.
OASIS Educational Forum
DQA is sponsoring a new educational venue for Wisconsin HHAs to help keep
current with evolving OASIS information. Entitled, The OASIS Educational
Forum, the DQA’s OASIS Education Coordinator and the OASIS Automation
Coordinator will trial this ‘internet meeting’ format in 2013. The debut of
the new OASIS Educational Forum was held on February 28, 2013.
CMS Security Change effective March 29, 2013, may affect providers access
to their network while connected to the CMS MDS/OASIS/CASPER systems, including access to submission files
stored in a network drive/folder, saving files to
their network, and printing on a network printer. Refer to the
QTSO CMSNet Information web page
for additional information including a
Work-Around document. (exit DHS)
User IDs/Passwords Required
Users must have both a CMSNet (Verizon) User ID and a OASIS Personal
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 (Verizon) User ID
A CMSNet (Verizon) User ID and password are required to access the CMS
OASIS System for submission of MDS records and/or to access CASPER
Reports. New users need complete the CMSNet Access Request Form to
obtain an account. This form and an Installation Guide are available
on the QIES Technical Support Office (QTSO) website at: https://www.qtso.com/cmsnet.html#CMSNetForm
OASIS Individual User Login ID Requirement
An OASIS Individual Login ID is required in order to access the OASIS
Submission System and CASPER Reports. Effective April 1, 2011, the HHA
Individual User Registration link with be removed from the OASIS Welcome
Page. In order to acquire an OASIS Individual Login ID, a request
must be submitted to the QIES Technical Support Office (QTSO) using the OASIS
Individual Request form available on the QTSO website located at https://www.qtso.com/accesshha.html
(exit DHS). This same form is used to revoke access for a user.
Each HHA and each
branch location are allowed two individuals with personal 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.
OASIS Individual Login Passwords
A user selects their own personal login password when they register for
an OASIS personal login account. 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 the incorrect individual login password is entered too many times, a
personal login 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.
Chris Benesh, OASIS
Mary Jo Sutton, OASIS
Any Wisconsin home health agency interested in joining an OASIS e-mail
listserv group, contact Mary Jo.
Outcome Based Quality Monitoring (OBQM)
Outcome Based Quality Improvement (OBQI)
Process-Based Quality Improvement (PBQI)
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Last Updated: April 19, 2013