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Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy Workshop

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 8:00am to Friday, March 15, 2019 at 4:00pm Workshop
OASIS data collection continues to evolve! This workshop provides instruction on the significant changes implemented with OASIS-D 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.

Description

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.

 

The workshop educational objectives include:

  • Selecting OASIS responses that accurately represent clinical assessment findings
  • Providing accurate data for quality measurement and reimbursement
  • Documenting OASIS data collection compliant with CMS resources 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 find defendable answers to your OASIS questions.

Rhonda Will

RN, BS, COS-C

 

Rhonda is a registered nurse and has been in home care since 1979 as a direct care provider, intake and utilization manager, quality improvement coordinator, and staff educator. Since 1999, she has developed and conducted provider training nationally related to OASIS, diagnosis coding and regulatory compliance and is a nationally recognized OASIS content matter expert. Rhonda specializes in medical record review to identify OASIS and coding accuracy and to determine compliance with the Medicare Home Health and Hospice benefits. She holds the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) designation and is a Senior Consultant with OASIS Answers, Inc.

MEGAN BERNIER

MSPT, COS-C

 

Megan is a physical therapist with a Masters in Physical Therapy. She has worked in the home health industry since 2010 as a field clinician, as well as in supervisory and administrative positions supporting home health quality improvement, regulatory compliance, clinical documentation, and operations. She has a passion and appreciation for the critical need for OASIS accuracy and is a knowledgeable and energetic OASIS educator.  Megan 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

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 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.

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
    (reflects “Blueprint discount”)
  • Renewal Exam: $200
    (reflects “Blueprint discount”)
  • Register online at oasisanswers.com

 

INDIVIDUALS MAY REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP, THE EXAM, OR BOTH.

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Registration and payment for the workshop is through MHHA and registration for the COS-C examination is through OASIS Answers at oasisanswers.com

 

Accommodations

Overnight room accommodations can be arranged for the $79.00 per night by calling:

Comfort Inn - Okemos

2187 University Park Drive

Okemos, MI  48864

 

Call 517/347-6690 and ask for the “Michigan Association for Home Care'” group rate.

 

Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy Workshop

Register Online at www.mhha.org/calendar or make checks payable to: MHHA, 2140 University Park Drive, Suite 220, Okemos, MI  48864

Workshop Fee MHHA Members:

  • Received by 2/15/2019             $350
  • Received after 2/15/2019         $370
  • At the door or after DATE         $390
    (If space available)
     

Workshop Fee ADDITIONAL MHHA MEMBERS:

  • Received by 2/15/2019             $335
  • Received after 2/15/2019         $345

Workshop Fee NoN- Members:

  • Received by 2/15/2019             $740
  • Received after 2/15/2019         $760
  • At the door or after DATE         $780
    (If space available)

COS-C Exam

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

 

NURSING CEs:

 

The Michigan HomeCare & Hospice Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001091) (OH-290, 03/01/2019)

 

Criteria for Successful Completion:

In order to receive contact hours you must sign in at the beginning of class each day and sign out at the conclusion of the program each day.  You must stay for the entire workshop and complete an evaluation form in order to receive your certificate.  Late arrivals beyond 30 minutes after the published start time for this education training event will not be eligible to receive the contact certificate.  No exceptions!

 

Conflict of Interest:  The planners and faculty have declared no conflict of interest.

 

REGISTRATION/CANCELLATION INFORMATION:

To register, complete the attached registration form and return it with payment to:  Michigan HomeCare & Hospice Association (MHHA), 2140 University Park Drive, Suite 220, Okemos, MI  48864.  Payment must accompany registration.  To receive a refund, MHHA must be notified in writing of any cancellation 10 business days prior to the workshop date.  A $40.00 administrative charge will be assessed to all cancellations.  No refunds will be issued after March 3, 2019.  This workshop is limited to 90 participants.  Registrations will be taken on a first-come bases.  Please advise MHHA in writing of any substitutes in advance of the workshop.

 

 

 

Information and Resources

Speaker
Rhonda Will, RN, BS, COS-C; Megan Bernier, MSPT, COS-C
Location
Michigan HomeCare & Hospice Conference Room, 2140 Univeristy Park Drive, Suite 220, Okemos, MI 48864
Fee Options for Time frames
Early
Notification Email Link
Contact Email: Send Email to Cindyt@mhha.org

Additional Resources

Additional Resources:
Download : OASIS Registration Form

Event Registration

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2140 University Park Drive, Suite 220
Okemos, MI 48864
Phone: (517) 349-8089 Fax: (517) 349-8090

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