Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy

OASIS-C2 Data Set

Two-day OASIS-C2 Data Collection Rules & Guidance workshop, with optional Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical Exam Administration.

Effective, up-to-the-minute education targeted for field data collectors, their supervisors 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-C2 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.

  • Discuss the relationship of the Impact Act and the OASIS-C2 data set
  • Identify structure and content changes in the OASIS-C2 data set effective January 1, 2017
  • Provide the related CMS guidance for the OASIS-C2 data set
  • Describe the use of a dash (-) as a response for select OASIS items
  • Select accurate OASIS responses based on CMS guidance


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-C2 item specific scoring. Candidates who successfully pass the examination are awarded the COS-C designation.

For additional registration information, see below to the right.


The recommended audience for this program includes home health agency staff responsible for OASIS transmissions.


Linda Krulish, PT, MHS, COS-C
Oasis Answers, Inc.

Linda, a physical therapist in home care since 1988, is a nationally recognized expert on OASIS, the Hospice Item Set and quality improvement. She provides oversight and subject matter expertise to manage CMS’s OASIS Q&A Mailbox, CMS’s Home Health Quality Mailbox, and CMS’s Hospice Quality (HIS) Mailbox contracts. She also serves CMS and its contractors, assisting in quality measures development, data set refinement, and maintenance and updating of the Guidance Manuals and other key provider education resources for the Hospice Item Set and OASIS. 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.

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 audiences on OASIS data collection and strategies, documentation standards, and operational processes to support OASIS and ICD-9/10 coding accuracy. She holds both the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) and is an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Coding Instructor. Kim is a Senior Associate Consultant with OASIS Answers, Inc.


Cancellations are subject to 20% handling fee, there will be NO REFUNDS issued for cancellations received within 10 business days prior to program. Cancellations must be in writing. Refunds will NOT be made for no-shows. However, substitutions will be allowed. Should CAHSAH® cancel the program, a full registration fee refund will be issued.


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP2463) and by the California Board of Physical Therapy PTB (Provider #3780) 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.