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OAI Annual Conference COS-C Conference - Save The Dates

OASIS Answers - Friday, February 13, 2015

The OASIS Answers' 2015 COS-C Conference

May 4 - May 7, 2015

Richmond, VA

SAVE THE DATES and make plans now to join us for what promises to be a wonderful opportunity to increase your professional knowledge and network with others who are striving to do the same.

Based on your great feedback from our last conference, we think you'll like what we've planned:

  • 1 Day Reach for the (FIVE) Stars workshop
  • 2 Day Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy workshop
  • 1 Day Focus on Falls workshop
  • 1 Day Home Health Wound Care workshop
  • Optional COS-C Exam opportunity with plenty of prep info ahead of time (including OAI's signature "Prep in your PJs" event)

Also, we're coming back EAST! And we'll repeat our networking social events and exam prep sessions that received such rave reviews. We're also offering a la carte workshop registration so you can build your own conference experience to suit your needs!

To register or for more details about this multi-track conference visit

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Linda Krulish, PT MHS COS-C
President, OASIS Answers, Inc.
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January Hospice Q+As Available Now

OASIS Answers - Friday, January 23, 2015


CMS has posted the January 2015 Quarterly HIS Q+As. This new document contains a listing of some significant questions and answers that were received and processed by the CMS HIS Help Desk during the 4th quarter of 2014.

The January Q+A document has had an UPGRADE from previous quarters:
  • Adds new CMS branding and formatting
  • Adds sections summarizing hospice quality related activities that happened last quarter
  • Adds section related to what you can expect in the upcoming quarter

Download the CMS Hospice Quality Reporting Program January 2015 Update here.


Join the OAI Team at an upcoming HIS training to ensure you are instilling good data collection habits early.


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

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CMS' Quarterly OASIS Q&As Available Now

OASIS Answers - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Teleconference is now complete but we are pleased to offer the Quarterly Q&A Updates to you. Available now for download (free!), review and distribution, this new guidance can help to enhance your agency's OASIS data collection practices.

There are 9 new Q&
As included in the January guidance, covering important issues related to:

  • Using clinician judgment in selecting OASIS responses,
  • Competing a resumption of care visit prior to receiving physician orders,
  • Qualification of staff conducting OASIS audits,
  • Selecting appropriate responses when patient can't remember immunization history
  • and more...
Check the Links & Resources tab on the left of your screen -- scroll down a bit and look for the Q&A section.

We've also posted our "Purple Pocket Page" formatted Q&As for those who want to keep quarterly updates organized in their Instant OASIS Answers guide! Download those here.

Remember that we offer an audio file of the full OASIS Answers Quarterly OASIS Q&A Teleconference that can be shared among staff within a single agency. Even if you missed it, you and your agency can access and benefit from the presentations and insights that were part of that call. Click here for more information or to order.

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