Lahey Health at Home News and Events

Here you can find out the latest news about Lahey Health at Home, including press releases and upcoming events. Check back often to learn about our latest news.

Mary Hendry, CPC, HCS-C, HCS-O, COS-C, Kristin Kennett, RN, BSN, HCS-O, COS-C and Michele McLaughlin, RN, BSN, COS-C, of the Lahey Health at Home Quality Department, have successfully completed the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical exam and may now use the COS-C designation.

To achieve the COS-C designation, sponsored by OASIS Answers, Inc. (OAI) an individual must successfully complete a 100-item, two and one half hour exam. Since its inception in late 2004, over 13,000 candidates have taken the COS-C exam looking to demonstrate their OASIS competency. This exam is the only nationally standardized, psycho­metrically validated test that strictly evaluates a clinician’s knowledge of CMS’ OASIS guidelines.

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. This training and certification is dedicated to consistent application of guidelines provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). OAI facilitates this goal by offering a voluntary certificate examination which awards the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) designation to candidates successfully passing this exam.

As representatives of Lahey Health at Home’s Quality Department, Mary Hendry, Kristin Kennett and Michele McLaughlin join their Director of Quality and Compliance, Maria Dunn, RN, COS-C with this distinction as OASIS Specialist. We congratulate these employees on their successful certification and dedication to a standard of excellence in their positions.

Tiffany Silva and Robin Arnoldy Earn the WCC, Wound Care Certified, Credential [press release, Word doc]

Lahey Health at Home Named to 2012 HomeCare Elite List [press release, Word doc]

Dr. Carl Soderland has recently become the new medical director of Lahey Health at Home.

Lahey Health at Home named to 2011 HomeCare Elite [press release, Word doc]

Leading Stroke Experts Host Free Screening and Information Event to Help Stroke Survivors Regain Arm Movement [press release, Word doc]

Stroke Survivors Screening Event, September 21 [flyer, pdf format]

Read Executive Director of Home Health Services Karen Gomes’ Testimony to the Health Care Reform Committee – June 6, 2011.

Lahey Health at Home and Myomo partner to provide free stroke event on June 14

Clinical Manager for Lahey Health at Home chosen as speaker at Fall 2011 national convention

Check out Lahey Health at Home’s profile from the Northeast Health System 2010 Annual Meeting!

Lahey Health at Home appoints Cardiac Specialist/Telehealth Coordinator

Gloucester resident named RN Case Manager for Lahey Health at Home

Lahey Health at Home Names Melissa Levine, MSW, LCSW, to the Role of Social Worker/Community Programs Liaison

Lahey Health at Home Clinical Manager Chosen to Speak at National Conference

Lahey Health at Home expands service area to include Lynnfield, Marblehead and Swampscott

Letter to the Editor Celebrating National Home Care and American Diabetes Month 2010

Lahey Health at Home Coding Specialist earns nationally-recognized certification

With the assistance of the staff of Lahey Health at Home, I’ve been able to accomplish things I never thought possible. They’ve supported my at-home recovery tremendously.

Dolly Jones, Beverly