Posts tagged ‘lisa selman’

May 7, 2012

Learn more about my upcoming education!

I posted links to all my May-July education sessions. Here is more information on

May Coding and Billing tour


May and June OASIS training

January 4, 2011

Hurry for Symposium discounts!

For those of you already signed up to attend, or want to attend the Regulatory and Coding Symposium, today is the last day for the $49/night room rate!

It might be extended, but we can’t guarantee it!

Want to learn more or to register for the Jan. 27-28 education?

October 16, 2010

SOC dates, SOC for OASIS … how do they work, again?

I get timing questions all the time regarding SOC. Here is a recent one that should help other agencies tweak their processes or know that they’re on steady ground with CMS.

Question: Our staff are being assigned a “first visit” that will establish the SOC date (first visit being a billable visit), but not doing the SOC OASIS on that first visit.  The SOC OASIS will be done within five days.

Is this in accordance with guidelines? And here is a date-specific example: If “first visit” is 9/27/10, does that mean SOC OASIS must be completed by 10/01(include 9/27) or 10/2 (5 days after soc)?

Lisa says: Yes, the described practice is fine. The SOC date is the first billable visit. The OASIS can be done as late as five days after the SOC. In your example, if first billable visit (SOC) is 9/27, then OASIS has to be completed by 10/2. SOC counts as day zero.

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