April 20, 2022
July 20, 2022
October 19, 2022
Quarterly OASIS Update Start Time: 1:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Central / 11:00 AM Mountain / 10:00 AM Pacific
What information is covered?
Each Update session provides a review of any new OASIS data collection guidance documents, resources and data set changes from the previous quarter.
Who should participate?
Agency Educators, OASIS Auditors, Quality Improvement Teams, Data Collectors, Consultants, OASIS Education Coordinators, Clinical Managers and current and future COS-Cs.
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 thePresident 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 TaskForce. Linda is President and Founder of OASIS Answers, Inc.
Senior Director of Quality & Innovation
Marian is a registered nurse with over 25 years of experience in home health, hospice, and community-based services. Marian served as the Director for the Home Health Quality Improvement Organization Support Center (QIOSC) for Pennsylvania's Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) and served as Director for the 2007 Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign to reduce avoidable hospitalizations. As a recognized expert in developing and supporting quality improvement activities at the local, state and national levels, Marian has served on numerous CMS technical expert panels and quality improvement committees. She currently supports OAI’s Post-Acute Care initiatives, including providing subject matter expertise to OAI’s CMS contract work and OAI’s provider quality initiatives. Marian holds the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) designation and serves as Senior Director of quality and Innovation with OASIS Answers, Inc.
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 is a Clinical Consultant with 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.