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|Guidance on OASIS Skin and Wound|
With the update to OASIS-C2 the WOCN Society has a new guideline:
OASIS-C2, scheduled for implementation in January 2017, is a modification to the OASIS that Home Health Agencies must collect in order to participate in the Medicare program (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS], 2015a). The new version of OASIS-C2 includes some modifications in the integumentary status item set including use of Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, 4) for pressure ulcer staging (CMS, 2015a, 2015b).
The WOCN Society developed the following guidelines to facilitate the classification of wounds by home health clinicians. This guidance document was developed by consensus among a panel of WOCN Society content experts. The document updates a previous document: Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society’s Guidance on OASIS-C1 Integumentary Items: Best Practice for Clinicians (WOCN, 2014). The original guidance document was developed in 2001 and has been previously updated in 2006 and 2009.