What information is covered?
Each teleconference will cover any new OASIS data collection guidance, as well as other documents, resources and data set changes from the previous quarter. Unique application-based scenarios will be presented and reviewed to demonstrate and reinforce critical guidance. Time will be allotted on each call for participant Q&A.
Who should participate?
Agency Educators, OASIS Auditors, Quality Improvement Teams, Data Collectors, Consultants, OASIS Education Coordinators, Clinical Managers and current and future COS-Cs.
PT MHS COS-C
Linda, a physical therapist in home care since 1988, is a nationally recognized expert on OASIS, the Hospice Item Set and quality improvement. She provides oversight and subject matter expertise to manage CMS’s OASIS Q&A Mailbox, CMS’s Home Health Quality Mailbox, and CMS’s Hospice Quality (HIS) Mailbox contracts. She also serves CMS and its contractors, assisting in quality measures development, data set refinement, and maintenance and updating of the Guidance Manuals and other key provider education resources for the Hospice Item Set and OASIS. 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.
RN BS COS-C BCHH-C
Rhonda, a registered nurse, 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. 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 currently provides content expertise to the CMS OASIS Q&A Mailbox Contract. She holds both the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) and is an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM trainer. Rhonda is a Senior Consultant with OASIS Answers, Inc.