Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy
Transition to OASIS-C1


Effective, up-to-the-minute education targeted for field data collectors, their supervisors and those preparing for the COS-C Exam, including education on OASIS-C1 changes.

Experience the comprehensive and nationally acclaimed two-day Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy workshop and learn to confidently teach, audit and collect OASIS items accurately. Through guided, expert instruction, and participation in problem-solving discussions and 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.

This 2-day 13 contact hour workshop is designed:
  • To support the educational needs of home health clinicians in achieving comprehension and accuracy in OASIS data collection using guidelines established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

  • To provide a preparatory review for candidates for the COS-C (Certificate for OASIS Specialist - Clinical) examination.

  • To supply you with the knowledge and tools necessary to boost your confidence and improve your foundation of data precision.
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 CMS guidelines related to OASIS time points, regulations, patient populations, and OASIS-C item specific scoring. Candidates who successfully pass the examination are awarded the COS-C designation.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The recommended audience for this seminar includes home health agency staff responsible for OASIS-C transmissions.

FACULTY

DEBBIE CHISHOLM, RN, BSN, CPHQ, COS-C
Director of Educational Programs
Oasis Answers, Inc.

Debbie is a registered nurse practicing since 1978 in critical care, home health, hospice, and quality improvement. She served as the Home Health Manager at the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care where she was involved in the national implementation of OBQI. She was trained in OASIS at the Center for Health Services Research, at the University of Colorado and provided OASIS education for the CMS Data Accuracy Verification (DAVE) Project as well as the OASIS Education Coordinators. Currently she manages the CMS OASIS Q&A Mailbox contract as well as provides content expertise for refinement of the OASIS data set and Guidance Manual. Debbie is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), has earned the Certificate for OASIS Specialist - Clinical (COS-C) designation, and is the Director of Educational Programs at OASIS Answers, Inc.

KIM CORRAL, BSN, Ma Ed, HCS-D, COS-C
Senior Associate Consultant
Oasis Answers, Inc.

Kim is a registered nurse, with a Master’s in Education, practicing in home health since 1984, with much of her career in home health. She has been a leader in both clinical and operational positions at the regional and national level with large corporate home health agencies, providing the clinical voice of quality, while increasing efficiencies. Kim has extensive experience speaking for national home care organizations on OASIS data collection and strategies, documentation standards, and operational processes to support OASIS and ICD-9 coding accuracy. She holds both the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical and is an AHIMA ICD-10 Trainer. Kim is a Senior Associate Consultant with OASIS Answers, Inc.


PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Day 1:
8:00am - 9:00am - Registration
9:00am - 12:00pm - Workshop
12:00pm - 1:00pm (networking lunch provided)
1:00pm - 5:00pm - Workshop

Day 2:
8:00am - 9:00am - Registration
9:00am - 12:00pm - Workshop
12:00pm - 1:00pm (networking lunch provided)
1:00pm - 5:00pm - Workshop

EXAM SCHEDULE

COS-C Exam* *Exam is optional, offered on the third day. Separate registration is required.
Certification Examination – Separate Registration Required

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 CMS guidelines 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
Renewal Exam: $200

Exam Dates/Times:
April 24, 2014 - Sacramento, CA
April 26, 2014 - Ontario, CA
9:00am—11:30am (registration begins at 8:00am)


CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations must be received 10 business days prior to the program date and are subject to a 20% handling fee. Cancellations must be in writing. NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS will be issued for cancellations received within 10 business days of the program. Refunds will NOT be made for no-shows. However, substitutions (another person attending in place of original registrant) will be allowed. Should CAHSAH cancel the program, a full registration fee refund will be issued.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
& CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP2463 and by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider #PCE588) for thirteen (13) contact hours of continuing education. You must be present for the entire workshop to earn Continuing Education Units. No partial credits can be given.