More than a mirage? Another OASIS on your horizon

Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the data-collection water . . . Following in the nomenclature footsteps of the hepatitis virus, OASIS-C is not only a distinct possibility; Betty Dixon, RN, BSN, says it may not be as far off as you might think.

"Probably in the next 18 months to two years, they will have OASIS-C. They anticipate they will revise it again," says the Savannah, GA-based home health care consultant. The Center for Health Services and Policy Research’s current version of the assessment tool is OASIS-B.