Enhanced Error checking has been made available for OASIS Assessments with Main Office Software version 6448 dated 02/15/19 and will be available within Clinical after the next Clinical update.

The enhanced error checks are related to the J1800 & J1900 questions. If J1800 is documented as “Yes”, and J1900 A, B & C are all documented as “None”, there is now an error check that will display this.

02/15/2019  Main Office Software Version  6448

02/15/2019 Clinical Software Version 2781

Software updates for Main Software 6447 and Clinical Software 2780 are now available.

These updates include documentation options for Patient Participation. Patient Participation has been added within the Skilled Nursing Visit & the Comprehensive Assessments of both the Main & Clinical Software. Within the Skilled Nursing Visit, these options are added within the Narrative Section, Progress Towards Goals tab. Within the Comprehensive Assessments, these options have been added within the Goals tab. Boxes have been added for documentation of the following items:
Patient Participation:
Patient Information & Participated in Plan of Care, Goals and Treatment Interventions and is in agreement
Patient Informed & Participated in changes to the plan of care/Goals
Plan of care reviewed with patient/caregiver.

Software Update for Main Software 6447 will include the ability to filter for QA Authorization Requests within the Quality Assurance Review Control Board.

A new Override to remove the new FIPS, Value Code 85 from PPS Claims for Commercial Insurances not requiring the value code has been added with Main Office Software version 6422 Dated 01/17/19. The Override can be found in Insurance/PPS tab labeled ‘Exclude FIPS Value Code 85′. The override will remove the new value code for Insurance companies requiring PPS style billing but not requiring the new value code.

Agencies who have received claim rejections for Value code 85 on PPS claims with date of service prior to January 1,2019 will need main Office software version 6420 dated 01/16/19 or later. Prior software versions placed the new Value Code in 2018 PPS Claims causing rejections. Software version 6420 will correct this issue.

Main Office Software version 6420 dated 01/16/19 and Clinical Point of Care software version 2760 dated 01/16/19 will contain enhancements to Advanced Directives. Additional Fields have been added to the data entry fields in the Comprehensive OASIS Assessments for POA, DPOAHC, and Living Will. If documentation is present indicating a patient Emergency Contact is a POA or DPOAHC the data will automatically be indicated in the Advanced Directive documentation section.
Advanced Directive will now have a distinct section in the Plan of Care/485 data entry fields in the Risk/Support tab.
A separate distinct Advanced Directive section print below the Patient Diagnosis on the Plan of Care Print Form.

Main Office Software version 6419 dated 01/15/2019 will correct a Validation Report warning some agencies are receiving for submitted HIPPS code does not match the calculated HIPPS code upon xml file submission. A correction has been made to the point calculation in the Clinical domain. Typographical errors in the PPS Summary sheet have been completed in the Functional domain.

Enhanced Error checking has been made available for OASIS Assessments with Main Office Software version 6415 dated 01/11/19 and Clinical Point Of Care Software version 2759 dated 01/11/19.
The enhanced error checks are related to the new GG and JJ question responses that will cause a Fatal Rejection when submitted to CMS but are not associated with a designated skip pattern.

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