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The Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice (OCHCH) is a non-profit association that serves as the voice of health care at home in Ohio, advocating on behalf of the industry and the individuals and families we serve.

We are a valuable resource to our members and provide continuing education with our workshops, webinars, online learning solutions, regional regulatory meetings, as well as our Annual Conference and Trade Show. We have a staffed help desk for regulatory and procedural questions and finally, we provide a community of agencies to provide support and help each other find success in serving others!

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OCHCH offers educational opportunities as part of a comprehensive set of tools and resources to support your agency’s clinical skills, managerial operations, and regulatory requirements. From frontline caregivers to health care executives, OCHCH education programs ensure agencies have the tools they need to thrive.


As the voice of health care at home in Ohio, OCHCH works together with our members to speak assertively and thoughtfully for the interests of the industry. OCHCH ensures our members’ interests are protected and supported by working alongside legislators and other policymakers.

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OCHCH members get answers to the toughest compliance, reimbursement, and regulatory questions. Our Help Desk Online and our regulatory experts ensure members receive support for questions dealing with complex subjects.

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Recent News

  • HOME HEALTH: Face-to-Face Encounter Must Be Audio/Video Telehealth

    HOME HEALTH: Face-to-Face Encounter Must Be Audio/Video Telehealth ‌ Question: I submitted an RCD F2F telehealth visit that was denied. Palmetto states the visit must be both audio and video. The F2F took place on 04/10/2020. The claim is being non-affirmed. Is there any way around this? Not sure how to proceed with this claim. The SOC was 03/16/2020. [...]
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  • ODM Has Not Announced An Emergency Rule

    By Beth Foster, RN, BA, CPHQ, CEHCH ODM Has Not Announced An Emergency Rule That Permits HHAs To Accept Plans of Care and Certifying/Recertifying Patient Eligibility by NPs, CNSs, and PAs On April 26th I finally received a response to my April 13th e-mail to the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM), in which I asked two questions: [...]
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Upcoming Events

  • Program Overview: The number of CMS hospice survey deficiencies are on the rise. Those hospices surveyed by the state survey agency as well as those surveyed by an accrediting organization will benefit from a review of the top five deficiencies and deeper look into the processes and procedures that support compliance with the most frequently cited tags.  The most frequently cited deficiencies have been similar to years past.  Why aren’t hospices able to master these requirements?  This webinar will explain the most common types of situations that result in these deficiencies how to avoid common pitfalls that result in a noncompliance citation. HIGHLIGHTS

    • List the top 5 CMS hospice survey deficiencies
    • Explain the common pitfalls and situations that cause a finding of non-compliance
    • Discuss the practices that are at the root of the problem
    • Provide suggestions for practice and process improvement
    Presenter: Melinda Gaboury

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  • This webinar will help you understand and develop best practices around hiring and managing Home Health Aids in your agency. Presenter: Beth Foster, RN, BA, CPHQCEHCH is Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice.  Her home care career began in 1989 as a visiting nurse, progressing into other positions including aide/intake coordinator, hospital system liaison, clinical care manager and director.  Previously she served as an Ohio Dept. of Health Surveyor for all provider types including Home Care & Hospice. Registration Fee: OCHCH Members - $40 per agency Non-Members - $85

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  • The purpose of this introductory program is to give attendees an up-to-date overview of the operations of a Medicare certified home health agency.  The participants will gain knowledge of the Conditions of Participation (CoPs), Medicare Manuals (defines PPS billing requirements, plan of care completion, and skilled, intermittent, homebound, reasonable and necessary care), an overview of survey preparation and process, and the role of clinicians in driving financial results.  Individuals will gain an understanding of the role of OASIS and adverse events in agency operations.  The Ohio Home Care Program (Medicaid) and PASSPORT will also be discussed.  This program offers continuing education credits to RNs, LPNs. This program will address:

    • Informational links and resources of federal and state governments.
    • CoPs and the requirements for survey.
    • OASIS, OBQI/OBQM reports used by an agency.
    • Fundamentals of HIPPA (Code Sets, Privacy, Security)
    • Guidelines for home health eligibility - skilled care/homebound
    Lunch and continental breakfast are included in the registration fee. Registration opens at 8:30am

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Did you know that the #OCHCH is still having a LIVE conference this year? It's online... so how will that work?!

See this tutorial video on how the virtual conference experience will mirror the live conference experience!


Did you know that the #OCHCH is still having a LIVE conference this year? It's online... so how will that work?!

See this tutorial video on how the virtual conference experience will mirror the live conference experience!


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The provider membership directory is a comprehensive listing of OCHCH members who offer home care and hospice services. Search for agencies based on location and services offered.

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