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Michaell Zimmerman Completes Certification

12/13/2012

Macomb-- Michaell Zimmerman, of the McDonough District Hospital Home Health Care team, has successfully completed the Certificate for OASIS (Outcome and Assessment Information Set) Specialist-Clinical exam and may now use the COS-C designation.

To achieve the COS-C designation, an individual must successfully complete a 100-item, two and one half hour exam. Since its inception in late 2004, over 12,000 candidates have taken the COS-C exam looking to demonstrate their OASIS competency. This exam is the only nationally standardized, psychometrically validated test that evaluates a clinician’s knowledge of CMS’ OASIS guidelines.

The Outcome and Assessment Information Set, (OASIS), is a quality measure used in home health agencies across the country to enhance care for patients in the home. OASIS answers is dedicated to promoting greater reliability in OASIS data, through consistent application of guidelines provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The Home Health Care staff at MDH covers a multi-county area to promote, maintain, and restore health in the privacy and comfort of the home environment. For more information please contact MDH Home Health Care at (309) 836-1544.

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