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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 expert analysis of the most current and pertinent regulatory, legislative and business information.

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.

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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

  • A Day in the Life with a Hospice Case Manager

    Special thanks to the Absolute Hospice Foundation for sharing this article with us. Providing general nursing care. Managing physical and emotional symptoms. Helping to ensure limited time with loved ones can be enjoyed to the fullest. Those are just some of the responsibilities Shelby Todor takes on for nine hours each day as an RN on […]

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  • What’s Next for Home Health?

    Written by: Lee Horner, Synzi CEO Today’s healthcare ecosystem requires more collaborative relationships amongst facilities, providers, and settings. Silos are breaking down as providers and payers work to keep patients at-home vs. in hospitals, SNFs, or LTCFs. Home health providers which can continue delivering the needed type of care to at-home patients – while preventing […]

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Upcoming Events

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will revolutionize the payment methodology for all Medicare Home Health Agencies in the United States. Created by CMS, PDGM is slated to debut on January 1, 2020. To help home health leaders prepare, the Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice (OCHCH), the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), the Home Health Financial Management Association (HHFMA), and the Forum of States are co-sponsoring this one-day summit on transitioning to the PDGM. All aspects of managing the change to PDGM, including operations, financial, clinical, data analysis, and technology will be covered in this one-day summit.

Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel
409 Altair Pkwy
Westerville, OH 43082
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This workshop provides an up-to-date overview of the operations of a Medicare certified home health agency. You will gain knowledge of the Conditions of Participation (CoPs), Medicare Manuals (PPS billing requirements, plan of care completion, and skilled, intermittent, homebound, reasonable and necessary care), survey preparation, and the role of clinicians in driving financial results. You will also learn about the role of OASIS and adverse events in agency operations, the Ohio Home Care Program (Medicaid) and PASSPORT.  This workshop offers CEs to RNs, LPNs, OTs, PTs, and SLPs.

OCHCH Center for Excellence
1105 Schrock Rd, suite 140
Columbus, OH 43229
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The purpose of this workshop is to give attendees an up-to-date overview of the operations of a Medicare/Medicaid certified hospice. The participants will gain knowledge of the Conditions of Participation (CoP), describe Medicare certification and licensure, define hospice core services, levels of care, plans of care, notice of election, revocation, discharge and transfer. A brief overview of the billing process for Medicare and Medicaid and the basic elements of cost reporting will also be provided. This workshop provides contact hours to RNs and LPNs .

OCHCH Center for Excellence
1105 Schrock Rd, suite 140
Columbus, OH 43229
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A few spots are still available for the PDGM National Summit in Columbus next Thursday, February 21. Find out more & register at https://t.co/AwBnhb8YS8.

Brookdale's year-over-year drop was largely due to intentional efforts to shift its case mix toward lower-rate managed care ahead of PDGM. PDGM will greatly impact Medicare HHA's bottom lines. Register today for the PDGM Summit at https://t.co/AwBnhb8YS8 https://t.co/3xOPqEKWAj

Great video on the importance of advocating for home care and hospice. Watch and see if you spot our executive director, Joe Russell and our members from last year's event. #homecare #hospice #advocacy

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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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