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Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy Workshop and Exam

 

Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy Workshop and Exam

Workshop: January 30 & 31, 2023 | 8:00am – 4:00pm
Registration Fees:
HCAW Member
$525.00Non-Member
$595.00

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Location:
Kaiser Permanente-Glacier Building | Room: RCG 106/107
1200 SW 27th St. | Renton, WA 98057
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 developed and presented by the OASIS Answers’ Blueprint Team and 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.
The workshop’s educational objectives include:
  • Selecting OASIS responses that accurately represent clinical assessment findings
  • Providing accurate data for valid quality measurement and payment
  • Documenting OASIS data, compliant with CMS expectations and instructions
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.

Workshop Facilitators

Linda Krulish
PT MHS COS-C
President, OASIS Answers, Inc.
Linda is a physical therapist with a Masters in Health Sciences. She has worked in the home health industry since 1988, and 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 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 the President and Founder of OASIS Answers, Inc.

Lori Marmon
PT, MBA, COS-C
Clinical Consultant, Oasis Answers, Inc.
Lori is a physical therapist with a Masters in business administration. She has been practicing for 25 years with experience initially in the outpatient setting and then in-home care since 2009. Lori’s experience includes positions as a field clinician, quality educator, and clinical manager. In focusing on high-quality outcomes and performance improvement, Lori’s work emphasizes the critical need for OASIS accuracy in measuring and achieving clinical success. Lori currently supports OAI’s CMS contract work related to OASIS data collection guidance and serves on OAI’s Blueprint Presenter Team. Lori holds the Certificate for
OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) designation and is a Clinical Consultant with OASIS Answers, Inc.

Certificate for OASIS Specialist – Clinical Exam

COS-C Exam: February 1, 2023
Registration: 8:15 am – 8:45 am (Must be seated by 8:45 am)
Testing: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Registration Fees:
Initial Exam: $250
Renewal Exam: $200
Reflects “Blueprint Discount”
Location: 
Kaiser Permanente-Glacier Building | Room: RGC 107/108
1200 SW 27th St. | Renton, WA 98057
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.
Individuals may register for the workshop, the exam or both.
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Registration and payment for the workshop is through Home Care Association of Washington and registration for the COS-C examination is through OASIS Answers at oasisanswers.com
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