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On-site registrations subject to an additional $50 fee (space permitting)
Individuals may register for the workshop, the exam, or both. Registration and payment for the workshop is through MHCA and registration for the COS-C examination is through OASIS Answers at oasisanswers.com.
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.
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.
Continued Education Credits
This program has been designed to meet the continuing education requirements for the Minnesota Board of Nursing for contact hours. Application is being made to the MN Board of Physical Therapy for MN-Category 1 CECs.
There is a limited room block rate arranged at $109 per night at:
St. Cloud Courtyard by Marriott
404 St. Germain W.
Saint Cloud, MN 56301
Book Your Room
Group rate deadline: July 06, 2019
CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
Cancellations must be in writing and received by MHCA on or before Wednesday, July 31, 2019 to receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee (per registration). No refunds for cancellations made after the cancellation deadline or for no-shows. Please notify Acacia at firstname.lastname@example.org of any name changes.
August 9, 2019
Testing: 9:00 am - 11:30 am | Registration: 8:15 am - 8:45 am | Must be seated by: 8:45 am
INDIVIDUALS MAY REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP, THE EXAM, OR BOTH!
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.
Secure a spot by registering at least one week in advance. Onsite exam registration may not be available. Call OASIS Answers, Inc. at (425) 868.2304 or visit www.oasisanswers.com/cos-c-exam to learn more or to register for the COS-C examination.
Registration and payment for the workshop is through MHCA and registration for the COS-C examination is through OASIS Answers at oasisanswers.com.