Volume XXXI, Number 3
March 2016

Prepare for QIES Downtime
March 16-21

Home health agencies need to prepare for an extended downtime of the QIES systems which will run from 8 p.m. (Eastern Time) March 16, 2016, through 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) March 21, 2016. CMS has posted notices on the affected systems.

The following will not be available during this downtime:

  • The national OASIS database
  • CASPER reports
  • The OASIS submission system
  • The QIES User Maintenance system

Home health agencies will not be able to transmit any type of OASIS assessment during this time, including new assessments, modifications or inactivations.

Home health agencies are reminded that OASIS assessments are required to be submitted within 30 days of M0090 (date assessment completed).

Questions can be referred to the OASIS Helpdesk at 512-438-4122.

President’s Report


 Legislative Update


 Commitment to Care

  • Prepare for QIES Downtime March 16-21

If you have any questions about the THCA Commitment to Care Initiative or would like to share your facilities successes please contact Gloria Bean-Williams by email or call (512) 458-1257.


State / THCA News


National / AHCA News


Announcements & Recognition

2016 THCA Membership Directory and Resource Guide COMING SOON!

Hard copies scheduled to be mailed out later this month, with a digital copy to be posted on our website mid-April!

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Are you familiar with THCA’s Website, Facebook Page & Twitter Account? We utilize these portals to provide information & tools for long term care providers / caregivers, family members, LTC advocates, and to share the wonderful events, celebrations, etc. that take place in Texas Nursing, Rehabilitation & Assisted Living facilities!

Visit our Website, “Like” our Facebook page and “Follow” us on Twitter! And please encourage your staff to as well!

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