presented by Jennifer Loehr
The OASIS is the center of the care plan for the adult patient receiving home health services, and it is the cornerstone for success for each home health agency. The OASIS evaluation is a comprehensive, head-to-toe assessment of the patient and can be complicated, confusing, and overwhelming to the uninformed clinician. This course will provide the speech-language pathologist instruction on the basic elements and principles required for adequate OASIS data collection as established by CMS. Participants will learn approaches and techniques for OASIS data collection that will improve time, efficiency, and accuracy of documentation and care planning.
Jenny Loehr is a speech-language pathologist with over 30 years experience working in adult neurology. She has presented at over 20 state and national conferences and online continuing education programs on the topic of dementia, including the American Speech and Hearing Association, the National Association of Home Health and Hospice, and Leading Age of Texas. She is the co-author of the book Here’s How to Treat Dementia (Plural Publishing, 2013) and has also published articles for the ASHA Leader and the Journal of Communication Disorders. Jenny is an LSVT-certified clinician and is COS-C certified. She currently works for Encompass Home Health and Hospice as a Clinical Integration Specialist providing training, education, and mentoring for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and nurses in home health care policy, procedures, compliance, and program implementation. She assisted in the development and implementation of the Memory Care Program with Encompass Home Health and continues to provide ongoing training and support in this specialty area.
This chapter will be an introduction to the OASIS, its purpose, the different types of OASIS documents, and a basic overview of its components.
This chapter will define the conventions or rules for completing OASIS, as defined by CMS.
This chapter will define the conventions or rules for collecting OASIS data for ADLs and IADLs, as defined by CMS.
Participants will be given tips and resources to use during the OASIS visit for easier, more efficient OASIS data collection.