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!
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.
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.
By Joe Russell, Ececutive Director, OCHCH Everyone knows by now that vaccine distributions are well underway in Ohio. But as Karen Carpenter once said “we’ve only just begun”. The state is doing an incredible job, but lots of work is left before we can call this a success.On Monday, Governor DeWine reviewed Phases 1A and […]
HOME HEALTH: Aide Competency Evaluation Testing Question: Can Home Health agencies use a pseudo patient to do Aide competency evaluation testing? Answer: Home Health Agencies can use pseudo patients for Aide competency evaluation testing. The following is from the Home Health State Operations Manual Appendix B G768 (Rev. 200, Issued: 02-21-20; Effective: 02-21-20, Implementation: 02-21-20) 484.80(c)(1) […]
- Jan 1 Veterans Series - What providers need to know about working with Veterans from different War Eras
Program Overview: OCHCH is happy to partner with the VA to bring your a series of webinars focusing on care of our veterans in the VA System. This webinar will have the following objectives: Objectives
- Define military culture
- Describe unique aspects of military service eras
- List at least three components of trauma-informed care
Program Overview: RAP changes – Are you surviving? The most significant change agencies will experience in beginning the new year is the new timely submission requirements for the Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAPs) and the eventual introduction of the Notice of Admission (NOA). RAPs will have no associated reimbursement in 2021, but will carry a monetary penalty if not filed timely. Are agencies truly prepared? Can you billers key in DDE to avoid penalties? HPS is here to help! Objectives:
- Outline full RAP requirements for 2021
- Detail Operation Processes for being effective with RAP submissions
- Define Notice of Admission (NOA)
- Detail order and visit requirements for filing RAP
- Analyze the penalty calculation for untimely RAPs
- Review success of agencies in the initial weeks of RAP penalty
- Review updates and frequently asked questions from Medicare MACs
- Outline requirements for filing a NOA
- Detail the timing parameters
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