OASIS Answers COS-C Annual Conference

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The OASIS Answers’ Annual COS-C Conference is the premier home health OASIS educational event. This year's conference highlights the launch of 2019 OASIS-D and the evolving changes in OASIS and quality measures for 2019 and beyond. Join your industry colleagues as representatives from CMS and OAI share updates and insights into the home health and post-acute care evolving landscape. Learn how YOUR contributions to OASIS accuracy are the keystone that bridge CMS’s 2019 OASIS-D item and quality measure development to quality reporting and value-based care for the patients you serve. YOU are the KEYSTONE in this BRIDGE to EXCELLENCE!

Experience the nation’s premier Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy comprehensive training, as it is supplemented with special focus sessions on pressure ulcer scoring, a comparison of the OASIS ADL items and the new GG functional items, and train-the-trainer strategies and ready-to-use tools. In addition to the formal conference schedule, attendees are invited to join in special COS-C exam prep offerings, including a test taking strategies session, and our annual “Prep in your PJ’s” OASIS study session. Register to sit for the 2019 OASIS-D version of the Certificate for OASIS Specialty – Clinical (COS-C) Exam, validating your application and knowledge of 2019 OASIS-D data collection rules. There are still a few exam registration spots available.  Do not delay and register for the COS-C Exam today.

Come with questions for our CMS and expert instructors and leave armed with knowledge, perspective and ready-to-use resources. This conference is open to all those who work in Home Health, including current and prospective COS-C candidates.

This 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)
  • Provide a preparatory review for candidates for the COS-C (Certificate for OASIS Specialist - Clinical) examination.
  • Supply the knowledge and tools necessary to boost clinical confidence while building a foundation of data collection precision.
  • Provide 13 hours of relevent nursing Continuing Education credit required for license renewal

For a comprehensive look at the speakers, classes and event details, scroll to the bottom of this page and download the Conference Brochure.

CE Information

Continuing Education
Our Annual Conference includes a full Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy workshop that is approved for 13 CE hours (nursing) and is co-provided by Home Care Institute, LLC. HCI is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Documentation is available to assist rehab clinicians seeking their own continuing education credit.

Continuing Education Credits are only available for the Blueprint portion of the Annual Conference.  No partial credit or pro-rated CE's will be given for partial or non-attendance.

Alan Levitt


Alan Levitt M.D. is the Medical Officer in the Division of Chronic and Post-Acute Care at CMS. Dr. Levitt received his medical degree at Albany Medical College in 1982 and completed his residency in internal medicine at Hartford Hospital in 1985. Dr. Levitt was on the faculty in the Department of Medicine at University of Maryland Medical School and was the Director of the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit at University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopedic Institute (UMROI, formerly known as Kernan Hospital). At UMROI, Dr. Levitt was the Chief of Medicine, President of the Medical Staff and at the time of joining CMS in 2013, was on the Board of Directors of the hospital. Dr. Levitt is responsible for the CMS quality reporting programs in nursing homes/skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term care hospitals, home health agencies and hospices.

Tara McMullen


Dr. Tara McMullen, PhD, MPH, is the Senior Health Analyst for the Division of Chronic & Post Acute Care, and technical lead for work focused on standardizing post-acute care patient assessment data and quality measures as mandated by the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act). Dr. McMullen has the led the efforts to develop and standardize the pressure ulcer new and worsening, functional assessment, drug regimen review, incidence of major falls, discharge to community, Medicare spending per beneficiary, and transfer of health information measures. Dr. McMullen also assists in the efforts to standardize the patient assessment data elements across specified clinical domains. While at CMS, Dr. McMullen has also aided in the development of the quality measures for the Nursing Home Quality Initiative, co-led the Elder Maltreatment Initiative, and supported the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes. Dr. McMullen has published in various peer reviewed healthcare journals on aspects related to workforce/staffing, quality, and communication in the healthcare field. Dr. Tara McMullen received her Doctorate in Gerontology from the University of Maryland, and her Master in Public Health from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Linda Krulish


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.

Wendy Anemaet
Senior Associate Consultant


Wendy is a physical therapist since 1989 with experience in home health, acute care, rehab, outpatient, and skilled nursing. She is an Associate Professor at the School of Physical Therapy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Wendy is a Geriatric Clinical Specialist (GCS) and Certified Wound Specialist (CWS), has a Geriatric Training Certificate (GTC), and serves on the editorial board of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation.  She has co-authored books on home health rehabilitation and has published hundreds of articles on home health therapy in peer-reviewed and trade publications. She provides training nationally on geriatric strengthening, wound assessment and management, falls prevention, and competency testing for home health physical therapists on the drug regimen review and pharmacology. Wendy has earned the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) designation and is a Senior Associate Consultant with OASIS Answers, Inc.

OASIS Answers Presenter Team

Rhonda Will, RN BS COS-C

Marian Essey, RN BSN COS-C

Desiree Winterhalter, RN BSN COS-C

Kim Corral, RN BSN MAEd COS-C


Nancy Buseth, RN PT-BS COS-C

Annette Lee, RN MS HCS-D COS-C

Elaine Gardner, RN MS COS-C


OASIS Answers COS-C Annual Conference

September 25: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

September 26: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

September 27: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Advanced received by August 11, 2018$699
Regular received August 12 - September 10, 2018$849
Late (if available) received after September 11, 2018$1079
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