Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy Workshop


OASIS-D Data Set



PROGRAM OVERVIEW

OASIS data collection continues to evolve! This workshop provides instruction on the significant changes that were implemented with OASIS-D on January 1, 2019 based on the most current CMS guidance available. This effective, up-to-the-minute education is targeted for field data collectors, their 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-D 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.


Learning Objectives:
  • Select OASIS responses that accurately represent clinical assessment findings

  • Provide accurate data for quality measurement and reimbursement

  • Document OASIS data collection compliant with CMS resources and instructions



COS-C Exam (Optional certification; separate fees apply)


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 Workshop, 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-D item specific scoring. Candidates who successfully pass the examination are awarded the COS-C designation. Learn more about the COS-C Exam here.

Exam Dates:
April 10, 2019 - Sacramento, CA - Register
April 12, 2019 - Ontario, CA - Register

Exam Day Schedule:
Sign-in: 8:00am - 8:45am
Exam: 9:00am - 11:30am

Exam Fee:
Initial Exam: $250 (reflects “Blueprint discount”)
Renewal Exam: $200 (reflects “Blueprint discount”)

Registering for the Exam:
Registration and payment for the workshop is through CAHSAH® and registration for the COS-C examination is through OASIS Answers at www.oasisanswers.com. You may register for the workshop, the exam, or both.

Secure a spot by registering at least one week in advance. On-site exam registration may not be available.

To register, download the exam registration form below, or call OASIS Answers at (425) 868-2304.



FACULTY




Nancy Buseth, RN, PT-BS, COS-C

Clinical Consultant
OASIS Answers, Inc.



Nancy Buseth has 19 years of home care experience working as a staff therapist, assessment therapist, rehab director and director of referral management. She has extensive experience in medical record reviews to assess Medicare compliance, OASIS accuracy, and ongoing documentation that meets Medicare criteria for medical necessity to ensure that standards are met and to prevent loss of revenue. She has a unique insight into the practice patterns and characteristics of both nursing and therapy practitioners and leadership, given dual licensure as an RN and PT. She has experience in working with Quality Improvement interdisciplinary teams to develop action plans to improve OASIS accuracy, patient assessments and outcomes. Nancy holds the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) designation and is a Clinical Consultant with OASIS Answers, Inc.




Annette Lee, RN, MS, HC

Senior Associate Consultant
OASIS Answers, Inc.



Annette is a registered nurse, with a Master's in Health Care Administration, practicing since 1990, with the majority of her nursing experience in home health. For over a decade she worked with the CMS intermediary where she provided review of, and education on home health documentation. Annette then began providing outreach and provider education regarding Medicare reimbursement issues and effective documentation strategies, assisting providers with ADRs and appeals. Today she marries together her experience in the "real world" and the inside knowledge of Medicare to ensure providers can meet the requirements of CMS, and ensure compliant, efficient operations. She presents nationally on OASIS, PPS, documentation and coverage and provides content expertise to the CMS OASIS Q&A Mailbox. Annette holds both the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical and the Home Care Coding Specialist-Diagnosis certification. She is an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM Coding Trainer.


CANCELLATIONS

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.



CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
& CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)

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. Certificates are distributed at the close of the program.