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With the implementation of OASIS-D set for January 1, 2019, post acute providers need to begin preparing and executing plans to put the proposed changes in place. These changes will affect 33 items, thereby reducing the number of data elements collected by 235.  There are also new items included that will support the IMPACT Act.  It will be critical for home health agencies to complete the OASIS accurately, or they may risk financial penalty, miss potential reimbursement, or risk a denial by CMS.

The proposed changes are extensive, so planning and educating your staff is critical to ensure compliance and a successful transition to OASIS-D.  This webinar will provide an overview of the changes and how they are going to impact your organization. We’ll provide insights into overcoming implementation challenges, as well as recommendations to ensure your agency is successful during this transition.


By the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the IMPACT Act as it relates to updates to the OASIS data set
  2. Identify additions and deletions within OASIS-D and the implications of these changes
  3. Understand the challenges and barriers for OASIS-D implementation, as well as how you can overcome them
  4. Recognize best practices and key steps your agency should take to ensure a successful implementation


Karen Tibbs, RN, MS, HCS-D, COS-C
Quality Manager, OASIS and Coding Services

Karen Tibbs, RN, MS, HCS-D, COS-C, Quality Manager, OASIS & Coding Services, is a registered nurse with a Masters of Science in Health Care Quality. She is currently the Quality and Education Manager for McBee. She has 22 years of home care experience with extensive knowledge in medical review, regulatory compliance, ICD-10 and OASIS accuracy. Karen has earned the Home Care Coding Specialist – Diagnosis (HCS-D) and the Certificate for OASIS Specialist – Clinical (COS-C).

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