Members Asked To Participate In CMS Study To Develop Standardized Assessment Items For Post-Acute Care Settings

Members Asked To Participate In CMS Study To Develop Standardized Assessment Items For Post-Acute Care Settings

HCAC has been notified of a CMS study to develop and test a set of standardized assessment items for use in post-acute care (PAC) settings, including home health. CMS contracted with RAND and its partners Abt Associates and Qualidigm to conduct this study. The first round of pilot testing was completed in Connecticut this summer and they are gearing up for the second round. This time the testing will be in Houston, Denver and Chicago. RAND has identified potential PAC providers that represent a mix of rural/urban, large/small and for-profit and not-for-profit agencies – and that are fairly convenient geographically to the area.

This Fact Sheet provides an overview of the project and the data collection process. They are now starting recruitment for the second wave of testing, with the goal of starting data collection in late-April 2017.

This is an opportunity for our member providers to have input into any potential changes to the OASIS assessment items.

Providers will be expected to participate in a day and a half training session and complete 25 assessments over approximately 10-12 weeks. Rand is providing a $1,000 honorarium for participation in the data collection.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Muma, Field Test Lead, Abt Associates at 919-294-7732 or [email protected].