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Workshop - Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy Two-Day OASIS-C Data Collection - Baton Rouge 3/13-14/12

Mar 13, 2012 08:00am -
Mar 14, 2012 04:00pm

Event Description

Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy
Two-Day OASIS-C Data Collection Workshop
Presented by:

March 13 & 14, 2012
Exam to follow on March 15, 2012
Embassy Suites - Baton Rouge

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Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy: This 2-day, 13 hour workshop is highly focused on the OASIS-C data collection rules. These rules continue to evolve, and "Blueprint" keeps you up to date, always providing the key source resources and source documents which you can rely upon after the workshop. Empowering staff with defendable OASIS scoring practices provides your agency with the winning outcomes and proper reimbursement you deserve to provide quality care. All sessions are presented by two expert instructors who have earned the Certificate for OASIS Specialist – Clinical (COS-C) designation. The Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy program serves as the premier review workshop for the COS-C exam, and is offered exclusively through OASIS Answers, Inc. – the industry leader in OASIS Education.


This 2-day 13 contact hour workshop is designed:


·         To support the educational needs of home health clinicians in achieving comprehension and accuracy in OASIS data collection using guidelines established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

·         To provide a preparatory review for candidates for the COS-C (Certificate for OASIS Specialist - Clinical) examination.

·         To supply you with the knowledge and tools necessary to boost your confidence and improve your foundation of data precision.



Workshop Presenters:


Linda Krulish, PT, MHS, COS-C, a physical therapist in home care since 1988, serves as a consultant to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its contractors, assisting in quality improvement measures and initiatives, PPS- models analysis and enhancement, refinement of the OASIS data set and resulting measures, and development of related support and training materials. Currently she oversees the contract managing the national CMS OASIS Q&A Mailbox and overseeing the annual training of the state OASIS Education Coordinators. She is the President and a Founding Member of the OASIS Certificate and Competency Board (OCCB). Linda is President and Founder of OASIS ANSWERS, Inc.


Annette Lee, RN, MS, HCS-D, COS-C is a registered nurse practicing since 1990, with the majority of her nursing experience in home health care.  In 2000, she joined the home health intermediary Cahaba GBA medical review and appeals unit reviewing home health documentation. Annette also focused on medical review, appeals and provider outreach and education.  She has extensive experience providing education to home health providers on Medicare reimbursement issues and effective documentation strategies. Her broad experiences make her uniquely able to provide practical solutions to meet the requirements of the fiscal intermediary system and medical review within the “real world” environment of home health. She presents nationally on OASIS, PPS, documentation and coverage and provides content expertise to the CMS OASIS Q&A Mailbox.


Workshop & Exam Location:

Embassy Suites

4914 Constitution Avenue

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Phone: 225-924-6566

Room Block Information:

$109.00 per night plus tax, mention code HSL


COS-C Exam Information:


Exam Registration Fee:

 - Initial Exam: $250 – (reflects “Blueprint discount”)

 - Renewal Exam: $200 – (reflects “Blueprint discount”)

Register online at

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 which home care providers may take in order to demonstrate and establish their expertise and commitment to OASIS data accuracy.  The COS-C exam will be administered the day following the Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy training. The scope of the COS-C exam includes CMS instructions related to the OASIS time points, regulations, patient populations and OASIS-C item specific scoring and always tests on guidance that is current as of the testing date.


Candidates who successfully complete the examination are awarded the Certificate for OASIS Specialist – Clinical (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.




Event Type:Workshop
Early registration ends on Nov 08, 2011.
Regular registration starts on Nov 09, 2011 and ends on Mar 06, 2012.
Late registration starts on Mar 07, 2012.
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
Member Fee: $425.00$425.00$475.00
Non-Member Fee: $675.00$675.00$725.00
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