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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.

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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: 8/9/2021 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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  • Start Date: 8/11/2021 8:00 AM EDT End Date: 8/11/2021 12:00 PM EDT Venue Name: Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice Location:
    1105 Schrock Road Suite 140 Columbus, OH  United States  43229
    Organization Name: Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice Contact:
    Ryan Crawford Email: ryan@ochch.org Phone: (614) 885-0434
    As a follow up to our previous educational session regarding EVV compliance, IYC and Home Care Network will be holding provider 1x1 sessions to help you identify your specific EVV compliance concerns. Providers who sign up will be walked through the compliance review process using their own Sandata production account and EOB’s. Areas of EVV compliance concern will be identified, and providers will be given next steps to help remedy the problem(s). What you will need is:
    1. An EOB with EVV error codes on it. (It cannot be ODA or DD at this time). If you’re EOB is less than 20 pages, you can bring 20. Due to time constraints, no more than 40 pages can be reviewed. As a reminder, the EVV error codes are:
      1. MITS: 3611, 3613
      2. Managed Care: N363, a8, and FE
    2. Your laptop (Must have Excel installed)
    3. Your Sandata log in credentials. At minimum, you’ll need the email account used for log in and access to that email accounts mailbox to receive a password reset.
    4. If you’re using an alternate EVV vendor, you’re welcome to bring your contract so IYC and HCN can provide feedback on areas that may help you improve compliance with your vendor.
    Presenters - Kristy Pyles In Your Corner Consulting, LLC Kim King Registration Fee - OCHCH Members - $79 per agency Non-Members - $199
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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.