Home Health Guide to OASIS: A Reference for Field Staff, 2023


Authored by CEO, Melinda A. Gaboury, this 2023 updated OASIS guide provides a quick reference for completing the OASIS-E, with tips and callouts on new items, including which items impact Patient Quality of Care Star Ratings, Value-Based Purchasing and PDGM reimbursement. This reference explains how OASIS items fit into various assessment timepoints and provides tips to assist in avoiding incorrect coding of OASIS data.

Home Health Guide to OASIS: A Reference for Field Staff, 2023, provides guidance on completing the OASIS assessment, including the new and revised OASIS-E items, effective January 1, 2023.

Get up to speed on the latest changes to the OASIS assessment, while also reinforcing core competencies so you can accurately and efficiently complete every assessment.

Written by OASIS expert Melinda Gaboury, COS-C, this one-of-a-kind resource will ensure you accurately and efficiently complete every OASIS assessment.

This updated pocket guide provides a quick reference for filling out the OASIS-E, with tips and callouts on key items, including which items affect HHRG and payment, 5-star rating, and value-based purchasing reimbursement. This reference explains how OASIS items fit into various assessments and provides troubleshooting tips to avoid incorrect payments, denials, and fines.

Purchase this vital resource and get:

  • NEW! Guidance on the new and revised OASIS-E items
  • Instructions and tips for completing the M-items, GG-items and J-items
  • Information on who is allowed to collect the OASIS and when, so you ensure compliance
  • Details on how OASIS works in the home health PDGM payment system
  • A deep dive into the specific OASIS items that impact star ratings and will be used in value-based purchasing calculations

Dimensions: 8.5″ X 11″
Page count: 124
ISBN: 978-1-64535-206-8

Table of Contents

  • Incorporating & Reporting OASIS-E
  • Home Health PDGM and OASIS-E
  • Administrative Information: Patient Tracking
  • Start-of-Care and Resumption-of-Care Assessments
  • Follow-Up and Other Follow-Up Assessments
  • Transfer and Discharge Assessments
  • General Instructions for Completion of the OASIS-E Items

About the Author

Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO

Melinda A. Gaboury is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc. (HPS). Melinda Gaboury and Mark Cannon founded the company in April 2001 to provide financial, reimbursement, billing, operational and clinical consulting to the home care and hospice industries.

Melinda A. Gaboury, with more than 30 years in home care, has over 22 years of executive speaking and educating experience, including extensive day to day interaction with home care and hospice professionals.  She routinely conducts Home Care and Hospice Reimbursement Workshops and speaks at state association meetings throughout the country.  Melinda has profound experience in Medicare PDGM training, billing, collections, case-mix calculations, chart reviews and due diligence.  UPIC, RA, ADR & TPE appeals with all Medicare MACs have become the forefront of Melinda’s current impact on the industry.  She is currently serving on the NAHC/HHFMA Advisory Board and Work Group and is Treasurer on the Home Care Association of Florida Board of Directors. Melinda is also the author of the Home Health OASIS Guide to OASIS and Home Health Billing Answers, 2022.

Melinda attended Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee and received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She began her career in 1991 with a large Tennessee based home care chain as a staff accountant and later joined a national healthcare consulting firm as their Reimbursement Manager.