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Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy - D1 Workshop & Testing

Monday, September 30, 2019 at 8:00am to Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 4:00pm Workshop
OASIS data collection continues to evolve! Based on the most current CMS guidance available, this workshop provides a comprehensive look at the OASIS items including the OASIS-D1 revisions and OASIS related PDGM information effective January 1, 2020. 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.

 

WORKSHOP FACILITATORS:

 

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.

 

Nancy Buseth

RN PT-BS COS-C

Nancy 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.

 

REGISTRATION:

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 9/13/2019            $350
  • Received after 9/13/2019         $370
  • At the door or after DATE        $390
    (If space available)
     

Workshop Fee ADDITIONAL MHHA MEMBERS:

  • Received by 9/13/2019             $335
  • Received after 9/13/2019          $345

 

Workshop Fee NON- Members:

  • Received by 9/13/2019             $740
  • Received after 9/13/2019          $760
  • At the door or after DATE         $780
    (If space available)
     

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 current CMS OASIS data collection rules and  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
    (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

 

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:

 

Michigan HomeCare and Hospice Association is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) .

 

Criteria for Successful Completion:

In order to receive contact hours, you must sign in at the beginning of class 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 September 20, 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 Wills, RN, BS, COS-C & Nancy Buseth, RN, PT-BS, COS-C
Location
MHHA Conference Room, 2140 University 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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