Expired(recording) Under the Wire: OASIS D Training

  • Recording Available-OASIS Data Collection
    March 31, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Recording Available- GG Elements
    March 31, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Recording Available- J Elements & CMS Q & A
    March 31, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The proposed updates to the OASIS item set, referred to as the OASIS-D, was posted by CMS today in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) requirements.  This proposed revised OASIS item set is scheduled for implementation on January 1, 2019. 

Accurate data collection is vital to the success of any home health agency. This is especially the case since financial and clinical outcomes are calculated from the OASIS Assessment. Keeping up with OASIS changes can be overwhelming, but it is essential for your agency’s success!  Be sure your clinicians are prepared and proficient in current OASIS clinical practices with this last minute additional training for OASIS-D.




This is it! The changes are here! How you respond will determine how you are paid.  Agencies that invest in education and implementation of these changes will see the impact in their bottom line, truth is those who do not make that investment will too.  BE ON TOP OF YOUR GAME, with this just in time education program! Join Kathy Roby, Senior Health Care Consultant at Qualidigm for this in depth look at the OASIS D changes effective Jan 1, 2019.


Thursday Jan 3, 2019: An Overview of changes to the OASIS Data Collection Tool from OASIS C2 to the new OASIS D.  A focus will be on the rationale behind these changes and significance of each.


Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019: Review the new GG elements.  The queries will be reviewed with emphasis on their content, rationale, use, definitions, etc., with practice scenarios.  The link between these elements new to home health and how they are used will be discussed.


Thursday, Jan 10, 2019: Focus on the J elements (content, rationale, use, definitions, etc., with practice scenarios) and other additional changes that will be seen in the new tool.  This session will also conclude with a review of those more critical Q&A posted by CMS relating to these changes.


Continuing Education: 

RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation for contact hours to be awarded. To apply for nursing contact hours, please mail an evaluation form and a completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated and noting those requesting contact hours.



Kathryn Roby is a Senior Consultant for Home Health Care at Qualidigm and focuses on improving home health provider clinical outcomes and reducing acute care hospitalizations.  As a dedicated educator, Ms. Roby has taught at the collegiate level, at the state level and the national level with a focus on quality management and improving quality of care outcomes.  Kathryn holds a M.S. in Health Care Administration from the Hartford Graduate Center, a M.Ed. from University of Saint Joseph, and a B.S.N. from the University of Connecticut. She is a Certified Home & Hospice Care Executive (National Association for Home Care) and a Certified Trainer for Integrated Chronic Care Management.


Charlotte Steniger is a Consultant at Qualidigm and has over 18 years of professional experience in the home health care industry as a nurse case manager and clinical educator. Ms. Steniger works directly with home health care agencies, evaluating their compliance with state and federal regulations, and providing recommendations to improve clinical processes. She has been a certified OASIS Specialist – Clinical since 2006.  Ms. Steniger is a Registered Nurse and holds an MSN in Nursing Education from the University of Hartford.


Registration Fee:

Member rate is $399.00 – Non-members $599.00


Know what you need. Know what you don’t need:

CMS has decided that factors not meeting the below criteria will no longer be collected:

  • Items used to calculate a measure finalized for the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP) in the Home Health Prospective Payment System (PPS)
  • Items used in the survey process for Medicare certification
  • Items used to calculate a measure in the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HH VPB) demonstration
  • Items used as a critical risk-adjustment
  • Items incorporated into the OASIS to fulfill a data category as part of the Conditions of Participation in the CY 2018 Home Health PPS proposed rule

All of the recordings will be available through February 28,2019

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