If you answered yes to any of these questions, a customized private or public program may be for you.
A private program is presented to an audience of ONLY your organizations' employees.
A public program allows for you to create a revenue stream by hosting training at the venue of your choice. You control the attendance, charge/collect registration fees, provide the venue, refreshments, etc. You market it, you decide what to charge attendees, you decide how many people will be able to attend, you arrange Continuing Education credit if you wish to (or you may contract with OASIS Answers to provide that optional service).
We offer training in these categories:
Please see the sections belows for more details on each of these subjects.
If you are interested in having OASIS Answers come to your organization and train your staff, simply fill out the "Contact" form found here: Contact OAI. You will be asked to supply your contact information and indicate which program(s) you are interested in holding. Then our Operations Manager will give you a call or shoot you an email to start the process!
This 2-day, 13 hour workshop is highly focused on the current OASIS 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 workshop is designed:
This 2-day,13 contact hour workshop is designed:
The Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) Examination can optionally 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 item specific scoring. It always tests on guidance that is current as of the testing date.
Target audience: Quality Managers, HIS Abstractors, Field Clinicians & their supervisors.
Experience a comprehensive one-day workshop and learn to confidently teach, audit and report HIS items accurately. Gain familiarity with the measures involved in the Hospice Quality Reporting Program, and learn how the measures are calculated based on the new HIS item data. Through guided instruction and participation in problem-solving scenarios, achieve mastery of the HIS items, guidance for item completion and resources available from CMS to support your ongoing accuracy.
Learn from a source you can trust. Rather than provide opinions, assumptions, or unfounded interpretations, the OASIS Answers’ team will model reliance on CMS guidance documents as well as demonstrate and share strategies for how to find defendable answers to your HIS questions.
Helping home health care patients successfully manage medications is key to promoting optimal patient outcomes and preventing adverse events. Accurate completion of the Drug Regimen Review is the first step in this process. This program gives course participants the need-to-know information to successfully manage a medication review with their home care patients. Course participants learn a three-phase approach for drug regimen review including documentation, patient assessment, and drug regimen interpretation. Information is also provided on OASIS medication items completion and their relationship to quality measures. Material is further integrated through competency labs during the course. Understanding the drug regimen review and your role in this important aspect of home health care is vital to your patients and your agency.
Note: This program is equally appropriate for nurses interested in understanding the drug review regulatory requirements and seeking objective practices and strategies for compliance.
In 2015 CMS added a Star Rating to Home Health Compare (HHC) to help consumers more quickly identify differences in quality among agencies. Based on 2013 data, CMS projects 58% of home care agencies would achieve a 3 star status (average), 22% a 4 star status and 2% a 5 star status.
Reach for the (FIVE) STARS provides an in-depth look at the 6 outcome and 3 process measures from Home Health Compare that will be used to determine an agency’s composite ranking for the Star Rating. Issues related to OASIS accuracy, measure calculation, clinical implications and strategies for improvement will be discussed. Attendees will leave this workshop with enhanced understanding of the Star Rating program, its relevant quality measures, and useful strategies to train agency staff and to make improvements in agency-specific QI activities.
To support the educational needs of providers related to:
Patient falls are a challenging issue for many home health agencies. CMS recognizes the importance of fall risk detection and fall prevention interventions and included them in quality measurement as process of care measures. Do you know what is considered best practice in the area of falls? This workshop provides the need-to-know information to develop and implement an evidence-based fall prevention program. Attend this workshop to learn multiple methods for fall risk assessment, fall interventions, and accurate completion of OASIS fall-related items. Having the knowledge and practical understanding of fall prevention benefits your agency and your patients.
This 6.5 contact hour workshop is a fun, innovative wound management program that will help you better understand the different types of wounds impacting home health payment and quality outcomes; and related assessment, treatment, and documentation strategies. Learn the latest on the OASIS wound items, basic wound ICD-10-CM Coding and keep up with the status of wound-related outcome measures. This workshop teaches you how to assess wounds accurately, provide appropriate care and then document in a manner that enhances outcomes for your patients and agency. Completion of related OASIS-C items and their relationship to Process Measures will be highlighted.
The Clinician's Role in Decisions & Documentation to Support Reimbursement and Minimize Audit Risk
You have a STARRING role in ensuring your care appropriately results in BLOCKBUSTER clinical and financial outcomes!
This is a practical, hands-on workshop, highlighting the ties between Medicare payment and the field clinician. Learn how field staff can minimize agency audit risk through enhanced clinical assessment and care planning decisions. Refine your problem solving skills as you are brought up-to-date on features of the PPS system , new payment rules, and the most recent expectations and instructions from CMS and its contractors. Learn in a supportive environment with exercises that will ensure you've mastered the concepts presented.
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The Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) training program provides agencies with the knowledge to jump-start their internal quality improvement program. This one-day intensive training is geared toward understanding the quality measures in the Model and then applying evidence-based strategies and tools to improve those measures. Agencies will learn how to use their data to understand their unique areas of focus for success in the HHVBP Model. Participants will leave this training with an individualized plan of action for addressing their agencies opportunities for improvement.
A 12-session series of 60 minute teleconferences/web conferences that cover various groupings of the home health quality measures, including outcome measures and process measures, calculation overviews and strategies for improving accuracy with related OASIS items. Typically, these are scheduled as monthly sessions. If you'd like a shorter series, let us know the series length and we will customize a program that works for your agency.
Established in 2004, the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) exam is the premier, nationally standardized, psychometrically validated test that evaluates a clinician's knowledge of CMS' OASIS guidelines.
The exam items are developed by the COS-C Exam Review Committee, a group of OASIS content experts who create these items to reflect the OASIS knowledge and skills identified as necessary for competent OASIS data collection (Exam Committee link pending). Once assembled, the test then undergoes a holistic review by a psychometrician and the COS-C Exam Review Committee, who examine the test for accuracy, significance, fairness, and conformity to test specifications. Exam items are then placed through a rigorous item-analysis adhering to psychometric industry standards to detect any questionable item performance. The results are reviewed so that item ambiguities are detected and the necessary adjustments made before scoring.
What does this mean? Why does it matter?
The COS-C exam was originally developed and administered by the OASIS Certificate & Competency Board (OCCB). The COS-C exam is a voluntary certificate examination available to home care providers interested in demonstrating and establishing their expertise and commitment to OASIS data accuracy. Exam administrators go to great lengths to ensure that the COS-C exam is an accurate reflection of the most current CMS guidance, and that it is administered in a way to protect the integrity of the resulting COS-C designation. This requires vigilance in both exam analysis and proctoring efforts. The COS-C exam is reviewed and updated, including regular item-analysis to determine that all items are performing as originally intended. Ongoing analysis and stringent proctoring methods are critical to maintaining exam integrity and the resulting COS-C designation. The extensive psychometric process is necessary not only to verify each item as reliable and an appropriate representation of CMS' rules but also to determine that all questions are written in an accurate and fair manner. How a question is asked is as important as what the question is asking. Knowing that the COS-C exam meticulously covers CMS' OASIS guidance is not enough. Only when we statistically verify that each item is psychometrically and technically sound and ensure the test is administered in a conducive and protected environment, does the exam attain credibility; credibility that bestows value upon the resulting COS-C designation.
Is there another related subject that you need to provide quality training to your staff on? Great! Complete the contact form and let's talk! Our instructors have a wide base of experience and can help build the precise program that you need.