Outcomes, OASIS and Your Agency’s Star Ratings

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Sharon Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA, HCS-D
Conference Date
Tue, Dec 13, 2016
90 minutes
Product Description

Understand the Critical Role of OASIS for Homecare Agencies to get 5 Star Ratings!

OASIS is the core of what we do in homecare – determining reimbursement, driving the plan of care, giving you overall patient outcomes, and leads to the Public Star Ratings! Never before has OASIS taken on such a critical role, as this is the root of the Star Ratings that homecare agencies are now measured by. Learn how the OASIS impacts the Star Ratings, how to analyze the CASPER outcome data, which M items are impacted and the intent given to accurately score.

This session with expert speaker Sharon Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA, HCS-D will focus on the outcomes reported in CASPER reports & HH Compare, so that you have an understanding of how to analyze the reports, to be able to impact your scores, leading to an increase in your 5 Star Rating! The OASIS is the key to increasing your outcomes and star rating, so Sharon will relate each outcome to the M items and discuss the intent and how the assessment needs to be done. This session will give you a simplistic approach to improving your outcomes and Star Ratings! You will learn how to involve your staff in order to impact your Star Ratings!

Learning Objectives

  • Review the CASPER Reports to understand the outcomes being measured and how to analyze
  • Understand relation to 5 Star Ratings
  • Understand home health compare
  • Understand how to select the outcome measures to focus on
    • What to do with the selected outcomes
    • Statistically significant outcomes to focus on
    • Clinical, multidisciplinary, each discipline specific
    • Develop an indicator to incorporate in QAPI to identify OASIS understanding deficit or a care issue
  • How to develop indicators and monitor ongoing to improve selected outcomes
    • Task force of stakeholders to brainstorm areas to improve care to increase outcomes
    • Oasis education on specific m items if identified oasis knowledge deficit
  • Educate task force on clinical record reviews to read assessments associated with M items to improve, coordination of care, md notification etc.

Who should attend?

  • Homecare Administrator,
  • Managers,
  • QA staff,
  • Field staff

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About Our Speaker

Sharon Litwin

Sharon M. Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA, HCS-D, Founder and Senior Managing Partner, 5 Star Consultants, LLC (2003 - Present)


Sharon Litwin, founder and senior managing partner of 5 Star Consultants, a national consulting and coding firm specializing in homecare and hospice services since 2003.  Sharon was also an ACHC surveyor until December 2013, and a former CHAP surveyor, performing Medicare deemed surveys for ten years.


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