Coding and OASIS Assessment Review Services
Coding should provide an accurate picture of the patient’s clinical condition and help drive the focus of care. Coding to the highest level of specificity is a necessary part of providing quality care. It is not enough to review the entire integrated OASIS assessment for completeness and congruency. We query the agency clinician on incongruencies between the physician orders, clinical record and patient’s condition. Our process changes behavior because we engage the clinician when suggesting changes. Have you outsourced coding? Are you happy with it?