OASIS C2: Module Ten - Implications for Therapy

Course Learning Outcomes

As a result of participating in this learning activity the learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of how nurses and therapists can work collaboratively in gathering clinical information to appropriately apply to OASIS items and the patient's plan of care by passing final exam with score of 80% or higher at the end of the on-line learning activity

The OASIS C2 tool is often viewed as yet another required document to be completed by healthcare professionals. However, with knowledge and skill the OASIS C2 becomes an important tool in the process of patient assessment data collection, evidence based care planning and improving client outcomes.

This module provides the home care professionals with the knowledge and skills to work collaboratively in gathering appropriate assessment information and appropriately apply it to OASIS items and care planning.


This is a self-paced course with knowledge check activities. These non-graded activities allow you to check your understanding of the lesson objectives before proceeding on in the course. At the end of the course, you will be required to take the final exam. You must score 80% or higher to pass the course and complete the evaluation in order to obtain a certificate of completion.

  • Discuss the discipline neutrality of the OASIS tool and the important role of therapists in gathering accurate information.
  • Explain the importance of therapy and nursing collaboration in clinical assessment and its application to OASIS items
  • State at least 3 key items included in a comprehensive assessment not routinely included in therapy assessments
Contact Time

1.6 contact hour(s) based on 60 minute contact hour

Estimated Time

The estimated time for completion for this activity is 1.6 hours

Intended Audience

This course is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of health care professionals such as Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists.

Course Planning Team

Kathy L. Richie, RN, BSN; Julie Pahlen, RN, BSN, PHN; Marilyn Chambers, MSN, RN

Course Expiration Date

As required by ANCC, this continuing nursing education activity must carry an expiration date. You must complete the content, Final Quiz and Course Survey on or before that day. The last day to successfully complete this course and receive a Certificate of Completion will be December 31, 2019.

HLC - Higher Learning Commission
Rochester Community and Technical College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
HLC Institution ID:1399
WNA/CEAP - Wisconsin Nurses Association
"Rochester Community and Technical College is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation."
Provider Approval Number 0149-006;
Disclosure Statements:
Author Originating

Cindy Krafft - PT MS HCS-O

Cindy Krafft brings more than 20 years of home health expertise that ranges from direct patient care to operational and management issues. For the past 15 years, Cindy has been a nationally recognized educator in the areas of documentation, regulation, therapy utilization and OASIS. She has served on several CMS driven Technical Expert Panels as well as an expert resource for OASIS Updates. Her focus is on providing the knowledge and tools to operationalize external requirements while keeping the driver of care where it needs to be – the needs of each patient being cared for in the home setting. Cindy has been involved at the senior leadership level for the Home Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association for more than 10 years and is the immediate past President of that organization. She has been working with APTA and CMS to clarify regulatory expectations and address proposed payment methodologies to ensure the long term participation of all services provided in the home health setting.


Materials used in connection with this course may be subject to copyright protection. Retention of the materials for longer than the class term, unauthorized further dissemination of the materials, or use of copyrighted materials in any way other than intended for this class is prohibited by Copyright and Teach Act laws.


This course was developed with Rochester Community and Technical College's Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division located in Rochester Minnesota.

Evidence Based References
Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services.
(Web. 14 Dec. 2016.) - OASIS-C2 Item Set Effective-1-1-17 Www.cms.gov. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. - https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/Downloads/OASIS-C2-Item-Set-Effective-1-1-17-.pdf
Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services.
(Web. 14 Dec. 2016.) - DataSpecifications. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Www.cms.gov. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. - https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/OASIS/DataSpecifications.html
Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services.
(Web. 14 Dec. 2016.) - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Www.cms.gov. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. - https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/Downloads/OASIS-C2-Guidance-Manual-6-29-16.pdf
Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services.
(Web. 14 Dec. 2016.) - PBQIProcessMeasures. Www.cms.gov. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. - https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/PBQIProcessMeasures.html
Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services.
(Web. 14 Dec. 2016.) - HHQIOASISOBQI. Www.cms.gov. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. - https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/HHQIOASISOBQI.html
Course Code
Course Category
Professional Health