OASIS Resources

Questions about enrolling?

Call the Licensing and Certification Unit at 512-438-2630.

Visit the Texas Unified Licensure Information Portal (TULIP) website

For application forms and instructions.


What is OASIS?

Certified Home health agencies (HHAs) or those seeking initial certification under the Medicare conditions of participation are required to collect and encode (data enter) the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) items, which are part of the comprehensive assessment of patients. In addition, agencies must transmit OASIS information on Medicare and Medicaid patients within 30 days of completing the assessment.

Details of these requirements are published in the Federal Register dated Jan. 25, 1999, (64 FR 3748 and 64 FR 3764) and updated in the June 18, 1999, Federal Register (64 FR 32984) and Dec. 23, 2005, Federal Register/Vol. 70, No. 246 pp 76199 - 76208.

OASIS Training Opportunities

OASIS coordinators conduct OASIS classes throughout the state.

OASIS Test Transmission

In order to obtain Medicare certification, HHAs must submit a "test" submission to the national OASIS Assessment Submission and Processing (ASAP) system. Failure to do a test submission will delay the certification process. Information regarding the test transmission requirements can be found in Chapter 2, Section 2202.10 - OASIS and HHAs Seeking Initial Certification of the CMS State Operations Manual.

More information on the OASIS Test transmission required for Medicare Certification is available through the Reporting OASIS Information CBT.

Newsletter from the Texas OASIS Helpdesk

Documents are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.

OASIS Resources

OASIS Education Coordinators

Lonna Davidson, RN, SMQT
Phone: 903-677-9241
Fax: 903-677-9255

Joan Mitchell, RN, COS-C
Phone: 409-730-4108
Fax: 409-730-4116

Mary Cox, RN, COS-C
Phone: 409-730-4107
Fax: 409-730-4116

OASIS Help Desk

Toll free 833-769-1945
Fax  512-407-0960