Home Health Therapy: Using OASIS, Updated Edition

24.00
Online
Elective
Course Description: 
The purpose of this course is to provide home healthcare physical and occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists with the information they need to understand the significance and importance of effectively using the OASIS instrument in order to deliver comprehensive, compassionate, patient-focused, and cost-sensitive skilled services in the home environment. The home health therapist will be able to use the OASIS information provided in this course to create a basis for the plan of care, to measure the patient’s progress in meeting the established home healthcare goals, and to meet the regulatory requirements for quality reporting and reimbursement. 

Completion of this course will provide the inexperienced home health therapist with knowledge needed to begin working with the OASIS tool as part of an orientation in delivering certified home health therapy and overall care. Experienced home health therapists will find opportunities to review, reinforce, revise, and refine or expand their working knowledge of OASIS requirements and to grow in understanding the professional implications of practicing in this complex and challenging healthcare setting. This course focuses on OASIS-D1, the most recent update to OASIS, which went into effect on January 1, 2019. 

Course Objectives: 
1) Explain the evolution and purposes of the OASIS instrument.
2) Describe the OASIS instrument. 
3) Describe the rules about when, by whom, and how the OASIS instrument is completed. 
4) Explain when and how to use Chapter 3 of the OASIS-D Guidance Manual. 
5) Identify each of the items within the OASIS-D dataset. 

About the Author: 
Mary Curry Narayan, MSN, RN, HHCNS-BC, COS-C, CTN-A, is a clinical nurse specialist in home health nursing and is certified as a specialist in the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) and in transcultural nursing. Mary currently provides consultation education and quality services to home health agencies. She serves on the Editorial Board of Home Healthcare Now and has published multiple articles and book chapters on enhancing home health nursing practice. She served on the American Nurses Association’s 2014 Task Force for Home Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice and as the clinical editor of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America’s Clinical Procedure Manual. 

About the Adaptation Author:
Arlynn Hansell, PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C, is a certified specialist in the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS), as well as ICD-10 diagnostic coding. Arlynn currently provides coding and OASIS review and education to home health and hospice agencies. She is on the board of the Association of Home Care Coding & Compliance (AHCC), and was a past vice president of the Home Health Section of APTA. She has written many articles and several presentations for various publications and organizations regarding therapy practice, coding, and OASIS completion.
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Home Health Therapy: Using OASIS, Updated Edition

24.00
Course Description: 
The purpose of this course is to provide home healthcare physical and occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists with the information they need to understand the significance and importance of effectively using the OASIS instrument in order to deliver comprehensive, compassionate, patient-focused, and cost-sensitive skilled services in the home environment. The home health therapist will be able to use the OASIS information provided in this course to create a basis for the plan of care, to measure the patient’s progress in meeting the established home healthcare goals, and to meet the regulatory requirements for quality reporting and reimbursement. 

Completion of this course will provide the inexperienced home health therapist with knowledge needed to begin working with the OASIS tool as part of an orientation in delivering certified home health therapy and overall care. Experienced home health therapists will find opportunities to review, reinforce, revise, and refine or expand their working knowledge of OASIS requirements and to grow in understanding the professional implications of practicing in this complex and challenging healthcare setting. This course focuses on OASIS-D1, the most recent update to OASIS, which went into effect on January 1, 2019. 

Course Objectives: 
1) Explain the evolution and purposes of the OASIS instrument.
2) Describe the OASIS instrument. 
3) Describe the rules about when, by whom, and how the OASIS instrument is completed. 
4) Explain when and how to use Chapter 3 of the OASIS-D Guidance Manual. 
5) Identify each of the items within the OASIS-D dataset. 

About the Author: 
Mary Curry Narayan, MSN, RN, HHCNS-BC, COS-C, CTN-A, is a clinical nurse specialist in home health nursing and is certified as a specialist in the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) and in transcultural nursing. Mary currently provides consultation education and quality services to home health agencies. She serves on the Editorial Board of Home Healthcare Now and has published multiple articles and book chapters on enhancing home health nursing practice. She served on the American Nurses Association’s 2014 Task Force for Home Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice and as the clinical editor of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America’s Clinical Procedure Manual. 

About the Adaptation Author:
Arlynn Hansell, PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C, is a certified specialist in the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS), as well as ICD-10 diagnostic coding. Arlynn currently provides coding and OASIS review and education to home health and hospice agencies. She is on the board of the Association of Home Care Coding & Compliance (AHCC), and was a past vice president of the Home Health Section of APTA. She has written many articles and several presentations for various publications and organizations regarding therapy practice, coding, and OASIS completion.