A new PECOS File is available for download as of 04/08/2019.

A new PECOS File is available for download as of 2/19/2019.

Main update 6448 includes new Communication Note Types.

The four new communication note types that have been added are as following:
1. POLST/DNR
2. Physician Certification
3. SNF Form
4. Personal Care Home Form

These Communication Notes will be added to the Clinical Software with the next Clinical update.

Software updates related to documentation enhancements supporting comprehensive assessment collaboration are available with Main Office Software version 6446 and Clinical Point of Care Software version 2778.
The OASIS Guidance manual states in Chapter 1 under the heading Comprehensive Assessment and Plan of Care: “Agencies may have the comprehensive assessment completed by one clinician. If collaboration with other health care personnel and/or agency staff is utilized, the agency is responsible for establishing policies and practices related to collaborative efforts, including how assessment information from multiple clinicians will be documented within the clinical record, ensuring compliance with applicable requirements, and accepted standards of practice.”…“For items requiring patient assessment, the collaborating healthcare providers must have had direct contact with the patient.”

Software enhancements include adding the new GG items to the Therapy Assessments and Progress notes allowing Therapists and the individual completing the comprehensive assessment the opportunity to collaborate. The GG items available in the Therapy Assessments and Progress notes will not populate the items in the Comprehensive OASIS assessment.
All documented responses are available in the Print Form and View screens for the records.
The Print form of Comprehensive OASIS Start of Care and Resumption of Care will include a list at the top of all of the Visits with Employee and Discipline that occurred from the SOC or ROC date up to and including the M0090 date. The Recertification OASIS print form will contain a list of visits for the 7 days prior to the M0090 date.
The Trend button (represented as a peach colored button with a picture of a white piece of paper) available at the top of comprehensive documents in the Clinical Point of Care software will contain a new option GG items. The Discharge Goals established in the GG items will be available for evaluation of patient progress in meeting the discharge goal established in the Comprehensive OASIS.

As stated in the Guidance manual Agencies are responsible for specific policies and procedures to reflect collaboration practices. These software Enhancements are meant to assist agencies in meeting collaboration practices but do not establish or endorse specific policies or procedures.

A new PECOS file is available for download.

Main Office software version 6434 dated 01/30/2019 will include a FIPS code for all Medicare PPS claims (RAPs and Finals). The FIPS code will also now be included on the Print form of a paper UB04 when generated from PPS Billing.

Agencies receiving a Fatal Error rejection when submitting OASIS D Discharge xml files should obtain Main Office software version 6434 dated 01/30/2019. The update will correct a typographical error in item GG0170P and GG0170Q labels in the xml file.

Agencies submitting electronic W2 forms for Pennsylvania will need Main office Software version 6429 dated 01/25/19 or later. The Electronic W2 format has been updated as required by Pennsylvania.

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.

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