fbpx

Welcome Home to Better Care

Click Here to Learn More About the “Total Access” Education Pass!

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!

Click Here to Renew Your Membership or Become a Member

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

Learn More

OCHCH Brochure

Download Now

Membership Application

Choose a Membership

ACHC

Recent News

  • From Our Partners at Alora Vaccination Mandates and Homecare Agencies

    https://www.alorahealth.com in Agency Compliance, Home Health Care News, Thrive with Homecare Technology by Alora Home Health SoftwareShare Is Your Agency “100% Vaccinated,” and will it have to be soon? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is now enforcing its final rule, which requires the COVID-19 vaccination series for federally certified providers and suppliers nationwide. What does this mean […]

    Learn More
  • Effective EVV Policies

    Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is used by homecare providers to verify each visit, this ensures quality care is always delivered, creates accurate records, and simplifies reimbursement processes. . Generations Homecare System offers its users in Ohio an interface to Sandata. This means that homecare providers in Ohio using Generations Electronic Visit Verification meet requirements under [...]
    Learn More

Upcoming Events

Start Date: 5/18/2022 11:30 AM EDT End Date: 5/18/2022 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
  Top Survey Deficiencies in Hospice and How to Avoid This session will cover the top 5 survey deficiencies and how to avoid them. This session will outline those top deficiencies and review the documentation that is REQUIRED in the chart to avoid the deficiency. Best practice for your agency charts, processes, etc. will be detailed so that agencies realize how the surveyor is going to review the elements related to the Conditions of Participation.  Key elements that surveyors find deficient in agency records will be outlined and reviewed. Presenter: Melinda Gaboury, is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc., an organization out of Nashville, TN that provides financial, reimbursement, clinical and operation services to the home health and hospice industries.  With more than 27 years of experience in Medicare Home Health, she is a presenter at both the state and national levels, and is interviewed frequently for national home health publications.  Ms. Gaboury is also the author of "Home Health Guide to OASIS D: A Reference for Field Staff."  Ms. Gaboury has no conflict of interest in regard to this program.
Learn More
Start Date: 5/19/2022 9:00 AM EDT End Date: 5/19/2022 5:00 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
   
This will be a Virtual Workshop
Program Overview: 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
Presenter Kathy Royer, RN, MBA, DMin, CHPN, CHPCA is the Regulatory Director for the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice.  She is a registered nurse with more than 22 years of experience in hospice.  She served as a corporate division director with a demonstrated history of improvement in quality scores.  She has expertise in hospice and hospital environments.  Kathy is skilled in corporate leadership development, operations management, regulatory consultation, coaching, Palliative Care, team building, and as a cultural change agent.
Learn More
Start Date: 5/26/2022 9:00 AM EDT End Date: 5/26/2022 5:00 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
   
This will be a Virtual Workshop
Program Description: 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 virtual 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. Presenter Kathy Royer, RN, MBA, DMin, CHPN, CHPCA is the Regulatory Director for the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice.  She is a registered nurse with more than 22 years of experience in hospice.  She served as a corporate division director with a demonstrated history of improvement in quality scores.  She has expertise in hospice and hospital environments.  Kathy is skilled in corporate leadership development, operations management, regulatory consultation, coaching, Palliative Care, team building, and as a cultural change agent.
Learn More

From our Gold Sponsor: Alora

OCHCH_AdvertiseHere
alora
OCHCH_AdvertiseHere

Twitter

In the latest blog by our platinum partner ALORA, the always debated if not controversial topic of vaccination status for caregivers is laid out. What’s the latest from the federal and state level, and what’s projected to come? https://www.alorahealth.com/homecare-agency-vaccine-requirement/

https://www.hannah.com/DesktopDefaultPublic.aspx?type=hns&id=JqAghhu2EMs%3d&u=3ypjv0E6XRk%3d

Generations Homecare System @GenerationsHCS #EVV and the interface to #Sandata help Ohio #homecare teams meet state requirements. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2Rv0uDg
#GenerationsHCS #TrustedTech #TrustedCare

Provider Search

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.