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Join us in welcoming Elder Pages Online as our newest Associate member! Tasha Beauchamp created Elder Pages Online as a way to help elder care providers connect more effectively with families and referrers, and to help caregivers and families get the information they need. They pride themselves in being a company where high touch meets high tech. Their services include videos and professional graphics with evidence-based content written to an eight-grade reading level for health literacy.

To support the educational needs of home health clinicians on OASIS data collection, the Home Care & Hospice Alliance of Maine is hosting a two-day, comprehensive workshop.

“Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy” is highly focused on the current OASIS data collection rules. These rules continue to evolve, and “Blueprint” keeps you up to date, always providing the key source resources and source documents which you can rely upon after the workshop. Empowering staff with defendable OASIS scoring practices provides your agency with the winning outcomes and proper reimbursement you deserve to provide quality care. All sessions are presented by two expert instructors who have earned the Certificate for OASIS Specialist – Clinical (COS-C) designation.

The workshop also serves as a comprehensive review for candidates who are seeking or renewing their COS-C designation (Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical).

COS-C Exam – May 26, 2016 (optional)

The Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) Examination will include testing on CMS instructions related to the OASIS time points, regulations, patient populations and item specific scoring. (Reduced Certificate Renewal Fees apply if the renewal exam is taken or registered/paid for BEFORE the 3 year anniversary of the previous exam when the COS-C was granted. As a courtesy, all COS-Cs are given to the end of their expiration month to retest.)

Alliance members are eligible for a 10% discount when registering three or more staff for the 2-day/13 hour workshop.   Click here to register!

The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show is hosted by the six New England state home care associations, which collectively represent nearly 400 organizations.  This event is the region’s premier event for home care and hospice agencies designed for senior and mid-level administrative and clinical staff. The conference features multiple keynote sessions, workshops, and intensive programs. Topics are designed to meet the needs of all agencies, including Medicare-certified, private duty, and hospices. The trade show is the largest home health and hospice expo in the Northeast.  Browse our website and register for this fabulous education and networking event!

QUESTIONS? Contact Laurie Belden at 207/213-6125