Posts tagged ‘hospitalization’

November 6, 2012

Do a missed recertification if hospitalization at the end of an episode

CMS has clarified some new Q&As. This one deals with hospitalization at the end of an episode.

What OASIS is required when a patient returns home on day 61, in a situation where the patient was admitted to the hospital before or during day 56-60 recert window, is in an inpatient bed longer than 24 hours, but only for diagnostic testing; No Transfer OASIS had been completed?

Answer from CMS: Treat this situation as a missed recertificatior and complete the
recertification as soon as possible after the patient’s return home.
See more Q&As