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Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy – OASIS-C1 data set

Training: June 8 & 9, 2016   8am-4pm
Testing: June 10, 2016   9am-11:30am (check in 8:15-8:45am)
Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church
Fellowship Hall
2650 148th Ave SE
Bellevue WA 98007

Effective, up-to-the-minute education targeted for field data collectors, their supervisors and those preparing for the COS-C Exam.

Experience the comprehensive and nationally acclaimed two-day Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy workshop and learn to confidently teach, audit and collect OASIS-C1 items accurately. Through guided, expert instruction, and participation in problem-solving discussions and application scenarios, achieve mastery of the OASIS items, conventions, and the latest data collection rules.

Rather than provide opinions, assumptions, or unfounded interpretations, the “Blueprint” presenters will model reliance on CMS guidance documents and provide and demonstrate strategies for how to find defendable answers to your OASIS questions.

Workshop Facilitators:
Linda, a physical therapist in home care since 1988, is a nationally recognized expert on OASIS and home health quality improvement. She 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, Guidance Manual 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 provides training for CMS’s State OASIS Education Coordinators. 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.

Annette is a registered nurse, with a Master’s in Health Care Administration, practicing since 1990, with the majority of her nursing experience in home health.  For over a decade she worked with a CMS intermediary where she provided home health documentation review and education. She presents nationally on OASIS, PPS.  Annette holds both the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) and the Home Care Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D) certificate. She is an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM Coding Instructor and a Senior Associate Consultant with OASIS Answers, Inc.
Early Bird Member pricing available through Saturday, April 30th!
Workshop Fee:
 >  Received by 4/30/16              $475
>  Received after 4/30/16          $525
>Non- HCAW  Member Rate  (or at the door) If space available    $575

Exam Registration Fee:
>  Initial Exam: $250 (reflects “Blueprint discount”)
>  Renewal Exam: $200 (reflects “Blueprint discount”)
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Registration and payment for the workshop is through HCAW.

Registration for the COS-C examination is through OASIS Answers by Website, Fax or Mail.
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Talking about Death is Talking about Life:
Keys to Improving Communication with Patients and Families


Webinar – Wednesday, June 8, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Eastern – Webinar Recording Available


Join Dianne Gray, CEO of Hospice & Healthcare Communications & President of the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation, for an informative, inspirational webinar.

 In this 90 minute webinar, you’ll see how communications issues can derail clinical outcomes from the first patient/family interaction and then learn how to right the course for ongoing collaborative family partnerships, which will only enhance the overall patient/family/clinician experience. 

 Our presenter will discuss how the latest research supports the need for advanced care planning and where physicians themselves are often in the middle of this difficult issue. So how can we help ourselves and our families simultaneously? Through the use of free, often under-utilized content.


  • Define differences between patient wishes and how advance care planning & communication can assist in meeting patient requests
  • Describe research studies which reflect importance of compassionate communication, hope, the role of fear in communication and clinician/family interaction
  • Describe contemporary advocacy movements/projects that enhance clinician/family communication
  • Describe how to discuss and share with families contemporary media projects that enhance/build bridges of communication for clinicians/families

Faculty:  Dianne Gray is CEO of Hospice and Healthcare Communications, an international firm that focuses on creating and furthering advocacy, education, and mass media initiatives involving all aspects of palliative care.  She’s a ten year professional in the hospice/palliative care field, an internationally recognized speaker and an award winning writer/journalist, film producer, and creator of global programming. Dianne’s work is rooted in research on patient/clinician communication, grief, psychology and spiritual care, as well as the rights of the patient to receive proper pain management.  

 Registration FeeMember rate is $135.00 - Non-members $200.00.  Indicate if you will be calling into the live webinar or purchasing the audio recording (fee is the same).  The live webinar includes the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.  If you desire to purchase both the live webinar and the audio recording, pay the registration fee and an additional $30.

 Continuing Education:  The presenters and program planners have no conflict of interest in regard to this webinar.  RN's and LPN's must participate in the entire presentation in order for contact hours to be awarded.  To apply for nursing contact hours, please mail an evaluation form and a $10 processing fee for each individual requesting hours.  Additionally, send in a completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated and noting those requesting contact hours.  Individuals requesting contact hours will receive a certificate of contact hours earned.  Please make sure that you enter the Contact Person’s name in the Registration Form.  All correspondence and site registration information will be sent to this person.  No commercial support has been provided for this program.

 Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  (OBN-001-91)  (OH -157, 4/1/2019).

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