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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

  • Advocacy Corner July 28th, 2021

    ADVOCACY CORNER AROUND THE STATE HCBS Rate Increase Implementation OCHCH met with ODM Director Maureen Corcoran and ODA Director Ursel McElroy who laid out a plan for the home and community based services rate increase of 6.1% . The increase will be implemented in November 2021! While the rate increase will NOT be retroactive, they […]

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  • OCHCH Annual Conference and Trade Show!

    September 29th and 29th, 2021
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Upcoming Events


    Start Date: 8/4/2021 11:30 AM EDT End Date: 8/4/2021 1:00 PM EDT Venue Name: Virtual Event Organization Name: Ohio Council For Home Care and Hospice Contact:
    Ryan Crawford Email: ryan@ochch.org Phone: (614) 885-0434
    Get updated on the latest guidance on OASIS in this quarterly offering. Quarterly OASIS Update The quarterly OASIS Update includes
    • The CMS OASIS Q&As for Q2 2021 (released July 2021)
    • Examples and scenarios for each of the new Q&As
    • Updated contact information for the state OASIS Education Coordinators and OASIS Automation Coordinators
    • Proposed changes in the points for PDGM functional score items and the importance of supporting responses
    This webinar is designed for field clinicians who perform assessments and OASIS data collection, QA reviewers, and education managers. Update your knowledge of the latest guidance changes and gain confidence in applying the guidance to real-life situations. Presenter: Lisa Selman-Holman, JD, BSN, RN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-O, HCS-H, has more than 30 years in home care as a RN and Attorney practicing exclusively in home care. She is the Owner of Selman-Holman & Associates, LLC & CoDR-Coding Done Right. Additionally, Lisa sits on the Home Care Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D) national advisory board for the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance (BMSCC) Board HCS-O for OASIS Competency. Registration Fee: OCHCH Members- $75 Non-Members- $110 Printable Registration Flyer - CLICK HERE!!
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  • Start Date: 8/9/2021 11:30 AM EDT End Date: 8/9/2021 1:00 PM EDT Venue Name: Virtual Event Organization Name: Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice Contact:
    Ryan Crawford Email: ryan@ochch.org Phone: (614) 885-0434
    OCHCH is happy to partner with ACHC on this webinar. Objectives Hospice webinar August 9th
    • To understand more about the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, ACHC
    • To gain a better understanding of the value of accreditation
    • To learn how to prepare for your initial Medicare certification or re-certification survey
    This webinar will review of survey process for Hospice agencies seeking initial Medicare certification or re-certification. It will provide a general overview of the Medicare certification/re-certification process as-well-as review the value of accreditation with Accreditation Commission for Health Care, ACHC. Presenter Becky Tolson is a Registered Nurse serving as a Clinical Compliance Educator at Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). She participates in the development and training of skilled, non-skilled and specialty seminars for accreditation preparation. She has a background in healthcare consulting for home health, private duty, and home care agencies across the country. Her experience consists in both the clinical field and the administrative aspect of agencies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration to include management and marketing as well as a Certificate for OASIS Specialist – Clinical. She’s been involved in the formation of agency policies and procedures as well as marketing materials/strategies to include website development, agency brochures, and patient education. Registration Fee -  OCHCH Member - $Free!! Non-Member - $75
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  • Program Overview: Building a successful QAPI program An Effective Hospice Quality Program is a key component to a well-run organization! This session will focus on understanding the hospice QAPI CoP and knowing the rules for the condition. We will detail the steps for building a successful QAPI program as well as developing action plans to ensure your agency’s QAPI program is effective. You will learn how utilizing your hospice QAPI program to the fullest will improve your agency's compliance and performance. Presenter: Sharon M. Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA, HCS-D Sharon Litwin is currently Senior Manager of Coding & Clinical Consulting at Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.  Sharon is the  founder and was the senior managing partner of 5 Star Consultants, a national consulting and coding firm specializing in homecare and hospice services since 2003.  Sharon was an ACHC and CHAP surveyor, performing Medicare deemed surveys for ten years. She is a current ACHC Certified Consultant. Sharon assists homecare and hospice agencies in providing quality, meeting regulations, ICD-10 coding, OASIS, increasing outcomes and Star Ratings, and having continued survey readiness.  Sharon and HPS staff perform ICD-10 coding and OASIS reviews, QAPI, clinical record reviews, mock surveys and help agencies across the country stay in compliance.  Sharon is a regular speaker for education companies, state and national associations and publications.

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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.