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.
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Linda Krulish, PT MHS COS-C
President, OASIS Answers, Inc.
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.
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.
Linda Krulish, PT MHS COS-C President, OASIS Answers, Inc.
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 Dana.Call@oasisanswers.com.
Two exam sessions will be available: Thursday, August 7th, 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!