TWO FULL DAYS OF OASIS-E DATA COLLECTION RULES & GUIDANCE TRAINING, WITH AN OPTIONAL CERTIFICATE FOR OASIS SPECIALIST-CLINICAL EXAM ADMINISTRATION
BLUEPRINT FOR OASIS ACCURACY
Experience OASIS training in an immersive and engaging atmosphere based on the most current CMS guidance available. This workshop provides the nation's best education for learning and refining your OASIS coding knowledge, with focus on the new OASIS-E items and evolving guidance. This workshop is developed, continually updated, and presented by the OASIS Answers' Blueprint Team. The training is targeted to field clinicians, clinical supervisors, OASIS educators and reviewers/auditors, quality improvement staff, and those preparing for the COS-C Exam.
Join the comprehensive and nationally acclaimed two-day Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy workshop and learn to confidently teach, audit and collect OASIS-E items accurately. Our instructors use their many years and varied home healthcare experiences to guide the attendees through reliable patient scenarios that illustrate and reinforce pertinent OASIS coding concepts. Through large and small group problem-solving discussions, attendees will apply coding instructions to more than 50 application scenarios, solidifying mastery of concepts and providing excellent preparation for the open-book COS-C Exam.
Workshop educational objectives include:
- Selecting accurate OASIS responses based on patient-based scenarios
- Increasing accuracy of OASIS data, resulting in valid quality measurement and payment
- Increasing compliance with CMS expectations and coding guidance
Rather than provide opinions, assumptions, or unfounded interpretations, the Blueprint presenters model reliance on CMS guidance documents and provide strategies to boost confidence and performance in utilizing practical strategies to achieve OASIS accuracy.
COS-C EXAM DETAILS
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.
Kerry Termine, DPT HCS-D COS-C
OASIS Answers, Inc. - Clinical Consultant
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 15 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. Kerry currently supports OAI’s CMS contract teams' post-acute care work with public reporting, quality measure reports, guidance manual work and CMS help desk support, as well as serving as a member of OAI’s Blueprint Presenter Team. She holds the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) designation and is a Clinical Consultant with OASIS Answers, Inc.
Linda Krulish, PT MHS COS-C
OASIS Answers, Inc. - President
Linda is a physical therapist with a Masters in Health Sciences. She has worked in home health since 1988 and has been a nationally recognized expert on OASIS since its national implementation in 1999. Linda serves the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its contractors, assisting in quality measures development, data set refinement and maintenance and updating of guidance manuals and other key provider education resources for the Acute Care settings. She provides oversight and subject matter expertise to manage contracts for the CMS Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Technical Assistance work, as well as for CMS’s Quality Reporting Programs form Home Health, Hospice, Inpatient Rehab Facilities and Long-Term Care Hospitals. 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 the President and Founder of OASIS Answers, Inc.