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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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Education

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.

Advocacy

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.

Provider Support

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

  • OUR TAKE: Ohio’s COVID-19 Response Is Complicated but Sends a Simple Message: Home Health Is NOT A Priority

    By Joe Russell, Executive Director Over the past couple of weeks the State of Ohio has released more detail on its response to COVID-19, and boy is it detailed. The state aims to prevent the hospitals from being overwhelmed by creating more bed capacity, including creating new beds within skilled nursing facilities that are being [...]
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  • Covid-19 Resource Center

    This is where we will be posting all of the Covid-19 Resources as we receive them! Updates will be daily Breaking News: CMS to release $100B in emergency Funds MAJOR CHANGES TO HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE  DURING COVID-19!! (LINK) Resources: (Updated Frequently) CDC - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html CMS - Coronavirus https://www.cms.gov/medicare/quality-safety-oversight-general-information/coronavirus ODH - [...]
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Upcoming Events

  • This course will be offered virtually as well for your convenience. Overview: This two-day workshop will take agencies through the current state of PDGM and move through all the aspects of home health reimbursement. PDGM has brought many changes to home health and PDGM is not all that reimbursement is made up of. In addition to working through the fine details of PDGM changes the workshop will also cover extensive examples for LUPA, PEP and Outlier adjustments. There will be a discussion of Pre-Bill claim reviews and the significance of that. The impact of OASIS & Coding and medical review programs have the potential to more directly impact reimbursement than some of the other aspects of PDGM and this workshop will get you up to date on all that. Cash flow has been one of the gravest areas of concern in recent months….let us take you through the basics of cash flow projections and how best to make that work in your organization. Whether you are a biller, collector or Administrator, this workshop is just what is needed to get you up to date on all things Home Health Reimbursement.

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  • June 2nd-June 23rd, 2020: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Overview: Webinar #1: Risk Assessment - Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Webinar #2: Assessment & Staging of Pressure Injuries - Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Webinar #3: Topical Management of Pressure Injuries - Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Webinar #4: Assessment & Treatment of Lower Extremity Ulcers - Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Presenter Jeri Ann Lundgren, RN, BSN, APRN, PHN, CWS, CWCN, CPT

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  • This program has been developed to assist experienced home health managers to enhance the operational performance of their home health agency.  Our introductory Home Care 101 course provides the basics of home care operations.  Home Care 201 is the next level.  Improving clinical performance and financial management in a Medicare skilled home health agency is the focus of Home Care 201.  Essential to improving agency operations is identifying clinical issues that impact performance.  This program will provide strategies to refine and improve billing performance as well as explain the important relationship between clinical and financial areas of the agency.  This focus is important as the future viability of home care operations will be determined by the agency’s ability to remain current with changing regulations, the ongoing focus on patient outcomes, declining reimbursement, and closer scrutiny by auditors that can lead to denials.  Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring to the program a written description of at least one problem that they need to resolve within their agency; the goal is to best serve the individual's purpose for attending the class. Program Objectives:

    • Recognize clinical issues impacting performance management
    • Discuss how to manage the relationship between clinical and financial areas of the agency to optimize performance in each area
    • Identify the challenges and strategies to improve billing performance and reimbursement issues
    • Describe how to enhance financial performance through sound financial decisions in order to ensure the future of the agency
    • Identify useful data management techniques through the use of dashboards and benchmarking
    • Discuss current audit activities and strategies to minimize denials
    • Discuss additional current issues impacting home health agency operations
    Who Should Attend:  This workshop is best suited to individuals who have a minimum of 1 year experience in home health management and operation of an established Medicare certified agency. Lunch and continental breakfast are included in the registration fee.

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