OASIS C-1 and Process Outcome Changes
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Time: Request for replay on any day
Length: 60 Minutes
Speaker:Judy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D, COS-C
Ins and Outs of OASIS C-1-2014 With Expert Judy Adams

In Medicare Home Health Services, OASIS is the most important single document used.  October 1, 2014 is the deadline for the implementation of OASIS C-1, and this will be the first major change in the standardize data collection tool used extensively in Medicare and Medicaid managed care and fee-for-service home health episodes. Initially, the proposed changes in the data collection items were developed to accommodate the changes in the ICD-10-CM coding format, but they also have a potential to impact payment and quality outcomes. 

In this informative session, home health expert Judy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O will shed light on the proposed changes and any updates that are available up to the date of the presentation.  She will analyze the OASIS item changes with references to official CMS information sources. Plus, the analysis will also cover the actual changes proposed for the standardized data set along with information on the potential impact of these changes. It’s imperative for the Home Health personnel to closely follow the changes to this important document.

Home health care is undergoing frequent changes and it is always a challenge to keep up with the latest details. In this session Judy will cover the nuts and bolts of the proposed changes to OASIS C-1 and their potential impact on outcomes.

Topics covered in the session:

  • Over view of item by item changes to the OASIS standard data set.
  • Know the format changes in OASIS C-1
  • Learn the difference between the new OASIS C-1 items to the 2008 version of OASIS C items
  • Know the potential implications of the changes to outcomes and the outcome reports
  • Identify potential financial impact related to the changes

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker. 

Who should attend? Home health administrative personnel, clinical directors, supervisors, patient care coordinators and team leaders, Quality and educational staff responsible for ensuring that all home health staff complete these forms with the highest degree of accuracy. Clinical staff who will actually be completing the OASIS C-1 forms.

About Our Speaker
Judy Adams is President and CEO of Adams Home Care Consulting, Inc. and provides clinical and operational consultation and education services to home care, home health and hospice organizations. She has 30 years of experience as a nurse executive and consultant. Her nursing experience includes educational, supervisory, administrative and staff positions in a variety of institutional and community health settings. Judy held numerous positions with two large home care agencies, including the management of a successful home care, private duty and supplemental staffing division as well as Quality Improvement Director, responsible for JCAHO preparation in a multi-branch organization. For over eight years, she worked as the special projects coordinator for the North Carolina Association for Home Care. She has also served as a consultant affiliated with several different consultation firms for more than 15 years. Judy earned her degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also has a certification as a Homecare Coding Specialist – Diagnosis (HCS-D), from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and a certificate as a OASIS Specialist - Clinical (COS-C) from the OASIS Certificate and Competency Board. As an active member of the North Carolina Association for Home Care, she serves on the Liaison Committee to the NC Division of Facility Services. She is also a member of the Advisory Panel to the Board of Medical Specialty Coding. Judy co-authored a chapter on home care in “The Law and the Elderly in North Carolina,” and she has contributed to numerous educational manuals, videos and newsletters on a variety of home care topics. She is also the recipient of the Ellen B. Winston Award for Outstanding Contribution to Home Health in North Carolina.