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Blueprint for OASIS-E Accuracy (Fort Lauderdale)

Blueprint for OASIS-E Accuracy (Fort Lauderdale)

Monday, March 13, 2023 8:30 AM - Tuesday, March 14, 2023 4:30 PM (EDT)


OASIS continues to evolve! Based on the most current CMS guidance available, this workshop provides  the nation's best preparation on the 27 new OASIS-E items and guidance, scheduled to become effective January 1, 2023. This engaging, up-to-the-minute education is targeted for field data collectors, clinical 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 to code more than 50 application scenarios, join the dedicated OASIS Answers' team as we master the new items and guidance for 2023 together.

Workshop educational objectives include:

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 become more familiar with the new resources, and how to find defendable answers to your OASIS questions.

Attendees are encouraged to dress in layers as room temperatures vary and may be cool.


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. Megan currently supports OAI’s post-acute care work with provider education, guidance manual work, and CMS Help Desks support that provides guidance on data collection of OASIS, the MDS, the IRF-PAI and the LTCH CARE Data Set. She has a passion and appreciation for the critical need for OASIS accuracy and is a knowledgeable and passionate national OASIS educator. Megan holds the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) designation and serves as a Post-Acute Care Clinical Manager with OASIS Answers, Inc.

Kerry Termine, DPT, BCHH-C, COS-C

Kerry is a physical therapist with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has worked in the home health industry since 2007, as a field clinician, as well as in roles supporting coding and documentation for compliance and quality. She has over 10 years of experience conducting detailed reviews of clinical documentation for home health and hospice providers, focusing on OASIS and diagnosis coding accuracy, as well as regulatory compliance and documentation to support Medicare coverage. Kerry is a certified coder and an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer. She holds the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) designation and is a Clinical Consultant with OASIS Answers, Inc.

Continuing Education

Attendees receive 6.5 continuing education units per day (13.0 total) for skilled nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. This program is approved for 12 HCS-O BMSC CEUs.


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COS-C Certification Exam

  • Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
  • Exam: 9:00-11:30 AM
  • Registration: 8:15 AM. Doors close promptly @ 8:45 am and exam instructions begin

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 to learn more or to register for the COS-C examination.

Exam Registration

Initial Exam: $250 (reflects "Blueprint discount")
Renewal Exam: $200 (reflects "Blueprint discount")

Registration and payment for the workshop is through Home Care Association of Florida.

Registration for the COS-C exam is through OASIS Answers at

Individuals may register for the workshop, the exam or both.

New COS-C Exam Passing Rate Released!


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 rates increase $100 two weeks prior to the event. Register online or call (850) 222-8967 to register by phone. By registering for this program you are agreeing to our payments, cancellation, and substitution policies.

Sunshine Health Welcome Room
1299C NW 40th Ave #12C
Lauderhill, FL 33313 United States

*Sunshine location is within the Lauderhill Mall complex, next door to AutoZone.

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Event Summary:

HCAF education
Start Date: Sunday, March 12, 2023
End Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Last Day to Book: Saturday, February 18, 2023

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Monday, March 13, 2023 8:30 AM - Tuesday, March 14, 2023 4:30 PM (EDT)

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