On December 15, CMS updated the Spotlight and Announcements page under the Home Health Quality Reporting Program with the following message:


The OASIS-D Guidance Manual and OASIS-D Instrument were approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on December 6, 2018. The finalized Guidance Manual and data set are currently in the 508 process for publication. CMS expects to post these materials shortly.


A spotlight announcement will be posted on the HH QRP Spotlight and Announcements page to alert providers when the items are available.


MED-PASS will go to print once CMS posts the finalized documents.


The January 2019 revision include:


- New standardized items (GG0130, GG0170, J1800, J1900) to support measurement domains mandated by the Impact Act


- Modification to OASIS items to support a new standardized pressure ulcer measure to replace the current standardized pressure ulcer measure


- GG0110 added for standardization to align with the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility-Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI), the Long-Term Care Hospital assessment set, and the Minimum Data Set (MDS)


- Removal of data elements reducing burden for Home Health Agencies