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OASIS Introduction: Build the Foundation to Ensure Future OASIS Success

Presented: On-Demand

Audience: Coders who have a role in OASIS review, clinicians new to home health, QA staff

Lay the groundwork for future OASIS success

The course introduces staff, whether they are clinical or administrative, to the foundations of OASIS. The key to completing the OASIS accurately is understanding its importance and relatability to key rules and guidance for the operation of home health. Due to the myriad uses of the OASIS, a lack of understanding and appreciation for it can be detrimental to an agency, resulting in both financial and outcomes losses.

Course Agenda

  • Introduction to the Home Health Benefit
  • Eligible patients, who completes the OASIS
  • Intent/Purpose of OASIS
  • OASIS format, Time Points, and purpose of each Section
  • Data reporting regulations/OASIS CoP
  • How do OASIS and plan of care work together
  • Importance of data accuracy and its impact on PDGM
  • OASIS role in quality improvement
  • Risk assessment tools and their role in the OASIS
  • How to use the OASIS Guidance Manual
  • Comprehensive Resources: In each Section of the course, the title page will further indicate the applicable regulatory resources to support the content of that section. The resources are located in this section. 
  • OASIS-Specific Definitions

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the requirements for homebound status 
  • Summarize the five requirements to receive home health services 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of OASIS as it works within the PAC continuum 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of who may complete an OASIS and when 
  • Gain a basic understanding of the regulations surrounding the OASIS use and completion 
  • Describe how the OASIS and plan of care work together 
  • Understand the OASIS items that relate to payment 
  • Understand how OASIS data is used for quality purposes 
  • Identify the risk assessment tools referenced in the OASIS and their role in the OASIS 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the contents and layout of the OASIS Guidance Manual 
  • Understand the regulatory resources that support the content 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key OASIS item definitions and their application within the OASIS form 


Arlynn Hansell

Arlynn Hansell, PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C, Director of Education, Coding and OASIS Division, for SimiTree Healthcare Consulting

Hansell has been a physical therapist in the home health and SNF settings since October 1998, holding positions of therapist, rehab manager, and quality/compliance assurance. Hansell is appointed to the AHCC board, where she serves as the BMSC liaison. She is a past member of the American Physical Therapy Association, where she served as the Vice President of the Home Health Section. She manages the creation and editing of the HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H certification exams, and is the editor of the Home Care Clinical Specialist – OASIS online guidance and the HCS-O Study Guide.


If you’re looking to continue your OASIS education and plan to eventually sit for the HCS-O certification exam, we recommend the following resources:

  • OASIS-E Trainer: Provides the assessment and care planning strategies you’ll need to achieve OASIS-E accuracy and quality outcomes. Learn more here.
  • Home Health OASIS Assessment: Identify & measure your own and/or your staff's OASIS understanding, identify potential skills gaps, pinpoint areas for training opportunities, and monitor progress over time. Learn more here.
  • Ultimate Coding & OASIS Training Virtual Series: OASIS Training: This virtual online training is your next step in your path to OASIS certification. Learn how to properly answer the most challenging OASIS items while reinforcing your core OASIS competencies without sacrificing productivity. Learn more here.
  • Home Care Clinical Specialist – OASIS (HCS-O) Certification Study Guide: This study guide takes you through the competencies necessary to master as you prepare for the HCS-O certification exam. It delivers OASIS assessment tips and sample test questions. Learn more here.
  • OASIS Form Companion: Keep all your OASIS documents in one easy-to-reference resource that allows you to easily search for the OASIS guidance you use most often. Note, the OASIS Form Companion is an allowable resource when taking the HCS-O exam and can be taken into the exam room. Learn more here.
  • Home Health Guide to OASIS: A Reference for Field Staff: Get up to speed on the latest revisions to the OASIS assessment, while also reinforcing core competencies so you can accurately and efficiently complete every assessment. Learn more here.
  • ICD-10-CM Wound Coding & OASIS Field Guide: Your on-the-go reference to choose the right ICD-10 code and complete the OASIS for the most common home health wounds. It is conveniently separated into chapters devoted to each type of wound commonly seen in home health, including pressure, arterial, stasis and diabetic ulcers, and surgical, trauma and complicated wounds. Learn more here.

Continuing Education

Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance (BMSC)
This program is approved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC) for 1 HCS-O, 1 HCS-D, 1 HCS-C CEU(s).

Nursing Contact Hours
HCPro is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 1.25 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro. 

How to receive your continuing education certificate
To obtain a continuing education certificate, you must watch the full training and get an 80% on the post-test. Once you pass the test, you’ll be provided a link to take an evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, a certificate will be emailed to you. Please retain the email for future reference. Note: The automated certificates are sometimes mistaken for spam. We suggest you use a personal email address and check your junk mail folder after completing the evaluation.

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Disclosure Statement

Please note the planners, presenter(s), and contributors to this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.


Webinar system requirements and program materials: 
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, use any web browser listed above or Safari browser on iOS devices

Note: Once you have completed checkout you will receive an order confirmation email from Do-Not-Reply-TrainingToday@lmsnotification.com within 1 business day. This email will include your password and login information. Upon logging in you will gain access to all course material. The course material is to be used solely by the purchaser. Any sharing of this documentation is prohibited.

Your Class Sessions and Materials include:

  • OASIS Training Sessions (Session totals approx. 1 hour, 16 minutes )
  • OASIS Training Materials

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Attendees will have access to this event for 60 days from the time of purchase.