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Oasis charting: OASIS-C1 form starts 1/1/15


I am an LPN who would like to learn the oasis charting in order to work in home health care settings. Any ideas on where to start??

Maybe I'm wrong or confused by the question , but I'm pretty sure only RNs can document Oasis.


anh06005, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Cardiac, Home Health, Primary Care. Has 6 years experience.

Yes. Only RN's, PT, OT, and ST can do oasis.


Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

Medicare-certified home health agencies are required to use a standard set of data items, known as OASIS (Outcome and Assessment Information Set) as part of a comprehensive assessment for all patients who are receiving skilled care that is reimbursed by Medicare or Medicaid. OASIS data are submitted by home health agencies to the States, and subsequently transmitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. These data form the basis for patient case mix profile reports and patient outcome reports that are used by home health agencies for quality improvement and quality monitoring purposes and by state survey staff in the certification process. Home health agency quality measures that appear on the CMS Home Health Compare website are also based on OASIS data, and the data are used for case-mix adjustment of per-episode payment.

Comprehensive Assessments - June 2014

Q15. Can the MSW or an LPN ever perform a comprehensive assessment? What about therapy assistants?

Category 2 – Comprehensive Assessment 06/14

A15. According to the comprehensive assessment regulation, a MSW or LPN is not able to perform the comprehensive assessment. Only RN, PT, SLP (ST), or OT is able to perform the assessment. Therapy assistants are also not able to perform the comprehensive assessment. This is no different from the previously existing Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoP) that set forth the qualification standards for those conducting patient assessments. The CoP can be read or downloaded from Home Health Agency (HHA) Center - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, click on "Conditions of Participation 484.55, Comprehensive Assessment of Patients” in the “Participation” category

CMS had a phone conference that reviewed many of the new OASIS C1 assessment questions effective 1/1/15 that will help you learn about this assessment- powerpoint available at

OASIS-C1/ICD-9 CMS National Webinar Handout 09_03_14

Latest form starts 1/1/15: OASIS C1 Final Draft—Approved Feb. 6, 2014

WOCN Society’s Integumentary Items Guidance—NEW for OASIS C1

Edited by NRSKarenRN

my suggestion for LPN friends is always that getting your RN asap. the hh i worked, they hired two LPN but only for office work. one as scheduler and one for admission and other paperwork. both of them hired later than me and quit way before me.