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.
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, November 14th, 1:00 - 2:00 pm.
Use this website to join the meeting on November 14th:
Select the circle next to
"Enter as a Guest" and enter your agency name and number of attendees to
enter the virtual room.
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.
OASIS-C Training Modules
CMS developed many online OASIS-C training modules. These
OASIS-C online training modules provide instruction to assist Home Health
Agencies in accurately completing the OASIS. In addition to providing an overview of the OASIS
and conventions for data accuracy, these modules cover specific OASIS-C
domains and provide item-specific guidance such as item intent, time points
for item completion, response-specific item instructions, and data sources
and resources. These modules are available on the
CMS Training website and
can be accessed on the following web page:
Action Required: CMSNet Juniper Client Mandatory Upgrade
A Mandatory upgrade to the CMSNet Juniper Client will occur for eastern
states on August 17, 2013 and for western states on August 31, 2013.
Home health staff who submit OASIS records and/or access CASPER reports must
follow the instructions in the this document that is available on the QTSO
CMSNet Juniper Client Upgrade (exit DHS, PDF 11 KB)
Draft OASIS data Specifications v2.11.0
A new version of the data submission specifications (v2.11.0) has been
developed to support OASIS-C1. This new version is available for download on
CMS OASIS Data Specifications web page. Note that both v2.11.0 (which
supports OASIS-C1) and v2.10.0 (which supports OASIS-C) will be effective
beginning on October 1, 2014.
Technical Support Office for OASIS (QTSO) (exit DHS)
includes the following manuals:
- System User's Guide
Error and Message Description Guide
- Correction Policy
CMSNet (Verizon) Access
Request Form (exit DHS)
OASIS Individual Login
ID Account Request Form (exit DHS)
Deletion Request (PDF, 10 KB)
Transmission Guidance for Newly Licensed Home Health Agencies Applying
for Medicare Certification
(PDF, 21 KB)
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 User ID
A CMSNet User ID and password are required to access the CMS
OASIS System for submission of OASIS 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/accesshha.html.
OASIS Individual User Login ID Requirement
An OASIS Individual Login ID is required in order to access the OASIS
Submission System and CASPER Reports. 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.
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.
OASIS Quality Measures
Outcome Based Quality Monitoring (OBQM)
Outcome Based Quality Improvement (OBQI)
Process-Based Quality Improvement (PBQI)
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Last Updated: October 17, 2013