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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.

Member Benefits

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Recent News

  • Link Up with Your Legislator-

    by Alexandra Weingarth, Policy and Advocacy Director I have been traveling around the state meeting with you- our wonderful members, and our elected officials. I would like to share a story of how impactful your visit could be. This is a true story of a Congressman that was recently on a visit with one of […]

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  • Ohio Department of Aging encourages Ohioans to check on older loved ones and neighbors

    With hot, stormy days in the forecast, Ohio Department of Aging encourages Ohioans to check on older loved ones and neighbors Assess risks, check for vital supplies, and ensure access to help if needed Columbus, Ohio – Forecasters are predicting high temperatures and the possibility of dangerous storms over much of Ohio for the first […]

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Upcoming Events

The conference is the largest gathering of home care and hospice professionals in Ohio. With more than 20 breakout sessions, this two-day event covers important issues impacting the industry and helps to prepare your agency for success. Registration will open in June.

Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 N High St
Columbus, 43215
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Overview Be among the elite group of billers that are current on all Hospice Medicare billing regulations.  Billing is a very critical part of hospice reimbursement.  This webinar series will lay a concrete foundation for hospice billers, as well as, any hospice staff that need to more effectively understand the Medicare regulations.  The series will include Medicare eligibility, field by field on Notice of Election and claim forms and sequential billing requirements.  Billing requirements to deal with late NOEs will be covered.  We will review the regulations for billing all hospice services, face-to-face encounters and additionally home health providing care while a patient is on service with hospice.  The program will conclude with many of the day-to-day scenarios that billers face such as: revocations, HIS, and self-reporting the cap.  Information regarding Palliative Care billing will be discussed. If you are part of revenue cycle management in hospice this webinar series is a must!
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Overview OASIS D includes an array of changes, including omission of several very familiar items and addition of several new items. Agencies will need to determine how they will maintain best practices and collect vital information without items such as pressure ulcer risk and pain assessment. The expansion of the one clinician rule and Medicare’s continued plans to make home health assessment like all the other post-acute settings requires a new look at agency policies on collaboration. Home health agency administrators, directors, clinicians, and QA staff need to know the impact of the new and changed items that OASIS-D brings.  This program will assist you and your agency staff to navigate through the myriad of changes to the guidance and get you up to speed on the latest on OASIS, and how your practice will be impacted.  Attendees will review the most up to date OASIS guidance, including the impact of the expansion of the one clinician rule, the updates to the CoPs regarding resumption of care, as well as updates to payment for 2019 and planned changes to payment in 2020.  In-depth scenarios and a review of individual OASIS items will provide attendees with a comprehensive and applied understanding of OASIS to ensure success. This workshop explains what you need to know, what you need to do and how to do it.  The most accurate OASIS means the right POC, the right outcomes and the right payment.  There will be plenty of scenarios and documentation examples to set things straight.  The key to accurate payment and to accurate outcomes depends on answering the OASIS data items accurately and according to CMS instructions.  This program includes not only the CMS based interpretations but also timely advice on operationally implementing all aspects of OASIS.
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OCHCH Policy and Advocacy Director Alexandra Weingarth had a "Link up with your Legislator" with Rep John cross and Med1Care a 5 star Agency in Findlay, Ohio
If you'd like a legislator to meet with your agency simply click the link: https://t.co/JVtnFkmkAH
#homehealth #hospice

OCHCH Policy and Advocacy Director Alexandra Weingarth had a "Link up with your Legislator" with Sen Steve Huffman and Heritage Home Health in Piqua, Ohio
If you would like a legislator to meet with your agency simply click the link: https://t.co/JVtnFkmkAH
#homehealth #hospice

#Quality Resources means quality #care
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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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