INSTANT OASIS HACKS + COS-C Exam
NOTE: MHCA will not be offering the in-person Blueprint for OASIS workshop in 2020 because of COVID-19. MHCA will be providing OASIS education in a new format. Read below for the update!
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.
REGISTRATION FEE (Per Person)
Registration Deadline: August 10, 2020
In this series you’ll learn some “behind the scenes” HACKS that OAI’s experts use to organize, highlight, and quickly access key CMS guidance as we teach Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy workshops, conduct audits, and respond to provider questions through OAI’s day-to-day management of the CMS Home Health Quality Reporting program help desk.
These hands-on sessions are like no other OASIS training you’ve participated in! Prior to the four one-hour webinar training sessions, attendees will receive by mail a hard-copy “INSTANT OASIS Hacks Kit” that includes:
- A copy of the 2020 INSTANT OASIS Answers Book
- 75 customized Key Concepts tabs for your INSTANT book
- An easy-to-use Key Concepts reference card
- Access to the live webinar training
This is not an introductory OASIS course. Attendees should have at least a familiarity with the OASIS items and data collection rules.
This course is a great way to prep for the COS-C exam.
"Thank you so much for this series! It was a great refresher before taking my exam . . . just wanted you to know I passed the test! Thanks for the great class"
~May 2020 Attendee
"Loved this HACK format to review important concepts. I learned several new things about the INSTANT book that I had not fully appreciated before or utilized, and it prepared me for the exam." ~June 2020 Attendee
- List 2 key CMS uses for OASIS items in the home health setting and how to identify which items are used.
- Discuss 80 Key OASIS guidance Concepts.
- Practice Key Concept Guidance Search.
- Demonstrate understanding/mastery of concepts with application scenarios.
LINDA KRULISH, PT, MHS, COS-C, President, OASIS Answers, Inc.
Linda is a physical therapist with a Masters in Health Sciences. She has worked in the home health industry since 1988, is a nationally recognized expert on OASIS, the Hospice Item Set and quality measurement and improvement. She also serves the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its contractors, assisting in home health and hospice quality measures development, data set refinement, and maintenance and updating of Guidance Manuals and other key provider education resources for the Hospice Item Set and OASIS. She provides oversight and subject matter expertise to manage contracts for CMS’s Home Health Quality Reporting Program, CMS’s Hospice Quality Reporting Program, and the CMS Home Health Value Based Purchasing Technical Assistance Contract. 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.
MEGAN BERNIER, MSPT, COS-C, Post-Acute Care Clinical Manager
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 serves as a Clinical Consultant with OASIS Answers, Inc.
KERRY TERMINE, DPT, COQS, COFS, BCHH-C, COS-C, AHIMA ICD-10 Certified Trainer, Clinical Consultant, OASIS Answers, Inc.
Kerry is a physical therapist with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has worked in the home health industry since 2007, as a field clinician, as well as in roles supporting coding and documentation for compliance and quality. She has over 10 years of experience conducting detailed reviews of clinical documentation for home health and hospice providers, focusing on OASIS and diagnosis coding accuracy, as well as regulatory compliance and documentation to support Medicare coverage. Kerry is a certified coder and an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer. She holds the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) designation and is a Clinical Consultant with OASIS Answers, Inc.
CONTINUING 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.
EDUCATION PAYMENT POLICY
Non-Members – Payment in full is required upon registration.
Members – Outstanding invoices 30 days after an event date will incur a $25 late fee per registration.
CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
Cancellations must be in writing and received by MHCA on or before Thursday, August 6, 2020 to receive a refund less a $25 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.
Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) EXAM
NOTE: The September 25, 2020 in-person exam will no longer take place because of COVID-19. There is a remote online testing option instead.
INDIVIDUALS MAY REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP, THE EXAM, OR BOTH!
*The COS-C exam currently covers OASIS-D1 Guidance
Remote Online Testing is a viable option for many people who would prefer to take the COS-C Exam in the comfort of their own home. In these unusual times, you have requested the ability to test without travel and we have listened! So as a temporary option for the upcoming months, Remote Online exam candidates can sit for the same Certificate for OASIS Specialist - Clinical (COS-C) test that is administered at Pencil & Paper (P&P) locations and at Computer-Based Testing Centers. To discover if Remote Online Testing is right for you, please first check the compatibility of your computer to include an Audio/Video Check, Webcam Check and a Systems Check. You must use a Google Chrome Browser. On the computer that you will use to take the exam, go to this link System Requirements to check compatibility for that device.
Each exam is proctored online by PSI Services adhering to the highest administration standards. If you wish to avoid travel, the Remote Online exam is great choice!
Registration and payment for the workshop is through MHCA and registration for the COS-C examination is through OASIS Answers at oasisanswers.com.
Remote Online Exam Benefits
- Receive results immediately
- Scheduling flexibility and no need to travel
- Is your COS-C designation lapsing? It can take as few as two days to gain scheduling access for a Remote Online Test
- In the event a candidate cannot keep the exam appointment originally scheduled, one free exam rescheduling is allowed (rescheduling must occur at least 3 business days prior to the exam)
- Once registered for Remote Online Test, the candidate has twelve months to schedule and take the exam.
Grace Period for COS-C OASIS Exam Candidates
As the Coronavirus situation continues to evolve, we at OAI share your concerns regarding the many resulting disruptions. One such uncertainty includes the fact that hundreds of members of our COS-C community are up for renewal of their COS-C designation in the upcoming weeks and months. Many COS-Cs are required by their employers to maintain this designation in order to carry out their management, auditing or leadership roles. To support our COS-C community in this challenging time, OASIS Answers, Inc. is extending a temporary grace period for testing.
For those certificate holders who have renewal dates between March 31, 2020 and July 31, 2020, the three-year COS-C designation will be extended for up to an additional six months after the expiration date, as long as PRIOR to the expiration date, the individual has registered for either a Paper & Pencil (P&P) exam, or Computer Based Testing, and successfully completed testing within six months of their expiration date. The renewal discount will be available for either renewal registration option.
All COS-Cs eligible for this grace period have been or will be notified by e-mail regarding the extension.
To check the status of your COS-C designation including the Expiration Date, visit the COS-C Listing Search page.
Thank you for your commitment to OASIS Accuracy, and stay well.