VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region Staff Receive OASIS Certification
The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, (VNAHSR), one of the state’s largest providers of skilled home health and hospice services, announced that Ann Pollock, RN, Jamie Rosploch, OT, and Janet Hodge, PT have successfully completed the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical exam and may now use the COS-C designation.
“Clinicians who receive this designation have demonstrated their expertise and commitment to accurate data accuracy,” said Chief Clinical Operations Officer, Nicole Moran, MSN, BA, RN. “The Outcome and Assessment Information Set, (OASIS) is a data set required for use in home health agencies across the country to measure outcomes and processes and to determine reimbursement for home health patients.”
To achieve the COS-C designation, an individual must successfully complete a 100 item exam. Since its inception in 2004, over 27,000 candidates have taken the COS-C exam looking to demonstrate their OASIS data collection knowledge. This exam is the only nationally standardized, psychometrically validated test that strictly evaluates a clinician’s knowledge of CMS’ OASIS guidelines.
“At the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, we encourage our team to pursue education and certifications so they can excel at their work,” said Sara C. King, CEO. “I am particularly proud of these clinicians who continue to strive for excellence.”
About the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region
Founded in Rutland, Vermont, the VNAHSR has grown to include locations throughout Bennington and Rutland Counties. VNAHSR is a non-profit, Medicare-certified home health and hospice agency delivering a wide range of advanced medical care with compassion, dependability, and expertise to people of all ages.
With office locations in Bennington, Dorset, Manchester, and Rutland, we have over 300 trusted health professionals and caregivers committed to providing exceptional care to patients and families.
Proud of our national reputation for quality care, VNAHSR is highly rated for Quality of Patient Care and Patient Satisfaction from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and is recognized as one of the nation’s top-performing home health agencies by HomeCare Elite, a market-leading review that identifies top Medicare-certified agencies.