OASIS data collection continues to evolve! Based on the most current CMS guidance available, this workshop provides a comprehensive look at the OASIS items including the OASIS-E revisions and OASIS related PDGM information effective January 1, 2020. This effective, up-to-the-minute education is targeted for field data collectors, their supervisors, OASIS educators and reviewers, quality improvement staff, and those preparing for the COS-C Exam.
Experience the comprehensive and nationally acclaimed two-day Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy workshop and learn to confidently teach, audit and collect OASIS-E items accurately. Through guided, relatable, expert instruction, and participation in problem-solving discussions and more than 50 application scenarios, achieve mastery of the OASIS items, conventions, and the latest data collection rules.
Rather than provide opinions, assumptions, or unfounded interpretations, the “Blueprint” presenters will model reliance on CMS guidance documents and provide and demonstrate strategies for how to find defendable answers to your OASIS questions.
Attendees are encouraged to dress in layers as room temperatures vary and may be cool.
LINDA KRULISH PT, MHS, COS-C
Linda is a physical therapist with a Masters in Health Sciences. She has worked in the home health industry since 1988, is a nationally recognized expert on OASIS, the Hospice Item Set and quality measurement and improvement. She also serves the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its contractors, assisting in home health and hospice quality measures development, data set refinement, and maintenance and updating of Guidance Manuals and other key provider education resources for the Hospice Item Set and OASIS. She provides oversight and subject matter expertise to manage contracts for CMS’s Home Health Quality Reporting Program, CMS’s Hospice Quality Reporting Program, and the CMS Home Health Value Based Purchasing Technical Assistance Contract. She served as the President and a Founding Member of the OASIS Certificate and Competency Board (OCCB), and continues to oversee the COS-C Exam as Chair of the Exam Review Task Force. Linda is President and Founder of OASIS Answers, Inc.
MEGAN BERNIER MSPT, COS-C
Megan is a physical therapist with a Masters in Physical Therapy. She has worked in the home health industry since 2010 as a field clinician, as well as in supervisory and administrative positions supporting home health quality improvement, regulatory compliance, clinical documentation, and operations. She has a passion and appreciation for the critical need for OASIS accuracy and is a knowledgeable and energetic OASIS educator. Megan holds the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) designation and is a Clinical Consultant with OASIS Answers, Inc.
Attendees receive 6.5 continuing education units per day (13.0 total) for skilled nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy.
Register online or call (850) 222-8967 to register by phone. HCAF members receive a discounted registration rate! To obtain the member discount, please log in to your profile before registering. Registration fees for this program are as follows:
|Certified & Associate Members||Private Duty Members||Prospective Members|
Fees increase $100 within 14 days of the program. Registration will begin 30 minutes prior to the start time. By registering for this program, you are agreeing to our payments, cancellation, and substitution policies. Thank you for your support for HCAF educational programs!
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Secure a spot by registering at least one week in advance. Onsite exam registration may not be available.
The Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) Exam is a voluntary certificate examination for those interested in demonstrating and establishing their expertise and commitment to OASIS data accuracy. Administered the day following the Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy training, the scope of the COS-C exam is similar to the Blueprint workshop agenda, covering current CMS OASIS data collection rules and guidance related to OASIS time points, regulations, patient populations and OASIS item specific scoring.
Candidates who successfully pass the examination are awarded the COS-C designation.
Call OASIS Answers, Inc. at (425) 868.2304 or visit www.oasisanswers.com to learn more or to register for the COS-C examination.
Exam Registration Fee:
-Initial Exam: $250 (reflects "Blueprint discount")
-Renewal Exam: $200 (reflects "Blueprint discount")
-Register online at oasisanswers.com
INDIVIDUALS MAY REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP, THE EXAM, OR BOTH.
Registration and payment for the workshop is through HCAF and registration for the COS-C examination is through OASIS Answers at oasisanswers.com.
HCAF members receive a discounted registration rate! To obtain the member discount, please log in to your profile before registering.
Registration fees for this program are as follows:
• Certified Members: $580
• Associate Members: $580
• Private Duty Members: $620
• Prospective Members: $680
Registration fees increase by $100 within two weeks of the event. Register online or call (850) 222-8967 to register by phone.
Free parking is available on the 2nd floor of the venue’s adjacent parking garage. After parking, take the elevator to the 1st floor and get a visitor security pass. Then take the same elevators to the 4th floor. Turn left and cross the sky bridge. Go through the glass doors and turn right down the hall. Room #2 will be on the right-hand side.
Please note: Since this is a hospital facility, masks are required in the elevator and hallways but optional within the conference center.
Registration begins at 7:30 AM ET