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OCHCH PAC isn't Republican; it's isn't Democrat; it doesn't buy votes. It is simply the collective voice – and sometimes the only voice – fighting for Ohio’s home care and hospice industry in Columbus. Without the PAC, your voice falls silent. Since 1996, the OCHCH PAC has been a way for likeminded individuals – nurses, aides, therapists, home care and hospice professionals – to pool resources to have a greater impact on the political process for patients, businesses and the state of Ohio.

The PAC supports candidates that support the Ohio home care and hospice industry. Your participation sends a clear message that you and others within our community care enough to be involved and expect legislators to make informed decisions on home care and hospice issues. Contributions are voluntary and do not come from OCHCH membership dues. Your contribution gives a voice to the patients who need you!

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Thanks for helping Fill the Room at EVV Rules Public Hearing  

On November 17, more than 80 people attended and 16 people testified at the public hearing to voice their concerns about high administrative costs, the potential negative impact on quality care, and the need for more flexibility for providers. To read OCHCH Executive Director Joe Russell's testimony click here.

Our hope is that the strong turnout today demonstrates to ODM how serious this issue is for our industry and that they will be more open to working with us to make EVV work for providers and the people we care for.


EVV Training

ODM has contracted with Sandata Technologies LLC to deliver Ohio’s EVV system, as well as to provide program orientation and training to providers. At least one representative of your agency must complete all required training to receive your login credentials to the Sandata system. Find out more about training.

On December 6, OCHCH will host the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Summit. This free, two-hour workshop is in addition to the required state training and is designed to give a high level overview with ODM providing another opportunity for Ohio agencies to have conversations with the department prior to implementation. 


About EVV

Starting January 8, 2018, ODM will require all home care providers for State Plan Home Health Aide, State Plan Home Health Nursing, Private Duty Nursing (PDN), Ohio Home Care Waiver Nursing, Ohio Home Care Waiver Personal Care Aide, Home Care Attendant, and RN Assessment to use an Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) system. If you provide any of these services you must use a state approved EVV system or you will not get paid for that service.


 

OCHCH PAC At Republican National Convention in Cleveland (July 18 to 21, 2016)

Senator Portman ReceptionOCHCH Director of Advocacy & Communications John Stacy attended to 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland to network and advocate on home care and hospice issues with Ohio's  Republican officials.During the week we met with a number of state and federal legislators including U.S. Senator Rob Portman whom we thanked for his sponsorship of the federal Independence at Home Act of 2016. 

In addition to the Senator we met with Congressmen Bill Johnson (R-Marietta), Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), Jim Renacci (R-Wadsworth), Steve Stivers (R-Columbus), Pat Tiberi (R-Galena), Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, Ohio Senate President Keith Faber and State Senator Kevin Bacon and a host of other state legislators. We also briefly spoke with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio Auditor David Yost.

Accompanying Stacy was OCHCH member's Joanne Avenmarg, University Hospital Home Care Service, Kim King with Home Care Network, Inc. and Karen DeGeorge of Personal Home Healthcare. We thank them for taking the time to participate in this advocacy outreach in support of our industry. Pictured above is Sen. Portman with Joanne Avenmarg and Mr. Stacy at the Great Lakes Science Center.

 

OCHCH PAC NEEDS Volunteers

OCHCH's PAC is looking for volunteers to help round out our core committee membership. PAC volunteers will help coordinate local PAC events, conduct candidate interviews, arrange home care and hospice tours for elected officials and serve as a point person in their region. The time commitment is a couple of hours a month. We need provider members who live in the following regions of the state. Volunteering with OCHCH PAC is a great way to get to know your local elected officials, raise your profile in your community and help support our industry. Contact john@ochch.org for more information on how you can be a part of our advocacy efforts.

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Top PAC Supporters

(As of August 1, 2017)

  • Deb Albaugh, Union Hospital Home Health
  • Lulu Munoz, Pro Health Care Services
  • Wanda Stackpole, Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Debra Studer, Interim HealthCare
  • Michael Vallee, Ohio Valley Home Health, Inc
  • David Walsh, Hospice of Southwest Ohio

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OCHCH Political Action Committee Members

  • David Tramontana, CEO Home Care by Black Stone, Chair
  • Susan Morrison, Home Health by Windsor
  • Karen Thompson, SOMC Home Health

If you would like to be engage with our political advocacy efforts, please contact John Stacy, Director of Advocacy and Communications at John@ochch.org or call 614-885-0434 x204.