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CMS Posts NEW Category 1-4 OASIS-C1 Q&As

OASIS Answers - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Today, CMS posted the 06/2014 OASIS-C1/ICD-9 versions of the OASIS Category Questions and Answers:
  • Category 1: OASIS Applicability
  • Category 2: Comprehensive Assessments
  • Category 3: Follow-up Assessments
  • Category 4: OASIS Data Set - Forms & Items


These updated Q&A files, dated June 2014, represent guidance that should be used for data collection using the OASIS-C1/ICD-9 data set, which is to be implemented for comprehensive assessments completed on or after January 1, 2015. 

Register today to attend the Annual COS-C Conference, August 4-8, in Seattle and join the entire OASIS Answers Team as we deliver ALL of the recently released OASIS-C1 resources in our comprehensive training.

Register Now…   Discounted Advance Registration rate expires MONDAY, July 21!



Linda Krulish, PT MHS COS-C
President, OASIS Answers, Inc.


CMS Posts OASIS-C1 DRAFT Chapter 3 Guidance

OASIS Answers - Thursday, July 10, 2014

On July 9. 2014, CMS posted DRAFT files of the OASIS-C1/ICD-9 Chapter 3 guidance. These files correlate with the DRAFT OASIS-C1/ICD-9 data set that CMS posted on June 16, 2014, pending approval by the Office of Management & Budget (OMB). It is expected that a final version of Chapter 3, as well as OASIS-C1/ICD-9 versions of the remaining Chapters of the OASIS Guidance Manual will be posted as they become available.  Please note that the Draft files for Chapter 3 are contained in a ZIP file and will require a zip/unzip program to access the 17 individual files contained in it.

Register today to attend the Annual 
COS-C Conference, August 4-8, in Seattle and join the entire OASIS Answers Team as we prepare for a smooth transition to OASIS-C1. 

Discounted Room Block expires 
TODAY so be sure to reserve your room now!

Stay on top of OASIS-C1 and join our OASIS Quarterly Q&A Update Teleconference on July 16th to review the new OASIS Q&As scheduled for release that day. Register now to participate live or to secure your audio recording of this important review.



inda Krulish, PT MHS COS-C
President, OASIS Answers, Inc.



Limited Free Registrations available for August OASIS-C1 COS-C Exam Administration

OASIS Answers - Monday, June 23, 2014

The C1 version of the COS-C Exam is scheduled to be available for general testing at all paper and pencil tests that are scheduled on/after October 1, 2014.

In order to facilitate timely psychometric analysis of the new exam version, special administrations of the OASIS-C1 version of the COS-C Exam will be offered during the COS-C Conference in August in Seattle. These special conference administrations will be the first and only C1 version exam administrations before October 1st

Thanks, in part, to sponsorship from Kinnser Software, we have a limited number of sponsored exam registrations which, while they last, will be made available at no additional cost with a paid conference registration.

To request a complimentary C1 exam registration, register for the conference (by phone/mail/fax/online), then contact our Exam Coordinator, Dana Call at 425-868-2304 or

Two exam sessions will be available: Thursday, August 7
th, 6:30-9:00 pm; or Friday, August 8th, 2:00-4:30 pm.

In addition to 13 hours of formal coding education and 17 hours of formal education directed at OASIS data collection and new C1 changes, Conference attendees are invited to participate in 3 additional Exam study sessions, including our “Prep in Your PJs” study session Wednesday night. OAI’s team of “Blueprint” presenters will be available throughout the week, committed to supporting your education and exam prep needs.

We encourage you to make hotel reservations early. A special conference rate of $199 is available in a very limited room block, only until July 7th! 

Direct questions to

Looking forward to seeing you in Seattle!



Linda Krulish, PT MHS COS-C
President, OASIS Answers, Inc.


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