What is OASIS?

Certified Home health agencies (HHAs) or those seeking initial certification under the Medicare conditions of participation are required to collect and encode (data enter) the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) items, which are part of the comprehensive assessment of patients. In addition, agencies must transmit OASIS information on Medicare and Medicaid patients within 30 days of completing the assessment.

Details of these requirements are published in the Federal Register dated Jan. 25, 1999, (64 FR 3748 and 64 FR 3764) and updated in the June 18, 1999, Federal Register (64 FR 32984) and Dec. 23, 2005, Federal Register/Vol. 70, No. 246 pp 76199 - 76208.

OASIS Training Opportunities

OASIS coordinators conduct OASIS classes throughout the state.

OASIS Test Transmission

In order to obtain Medicare certification, HHAs must submit a "test" submission to the national OASIS Assessment Submission and Processing (ASAP) system. Failure to do a test submission will delay the certification process. Information regarding the test transmission requirements can be found in Chapter 2, Section 2202.10 - OASIS and HHAs Seeking Initial Certification of the CMS State Operations Manual.

Newsletter from the Texas OASIS Helpdesk

OASIS Resources

OASIS Education Coordinators

Tina Brown, RN, COS-C
Phone: 409-730-4107
Fax: 409-730-4116
tina.brown@dads.state.tx.us

Lonna Davidson, RN
Phone: 903-677-9241
Fax: 903-677-9255
lonna.davidson@dads.state.tx.us

Joan Mitchell, RN, COS-C
Phone: 409-730-4108
Fax: 409-730-4116
joan.mitchell@dads.state.tx.us

OASIS Help Desk

512-438-4122
Fax 512-438-2218
oasis.help@dads.state.tx.us