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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

  • Home Health Face-to-Face Encounters via Telehealth

    By Beth Foster, RN, BA, CPHQ, CEHCH CMS allows telehealth encounters for home health face-to-face encounters. These encounters must meet two-way audio and visual component requirements. When conducting telehealth encounters, it must be evident that both the audio and video portions were conducted. The practitioner can state what he or she observed, thus showing that […]

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  • HOME HEALTH: Face-to-Face Encounter Must Be Audio/Video Telehealth

    HOME HEALTH: Face-to-Face Encounter Must Be Audio/Video Telehealth ‌ Question: I submitted an RCD F2F telehealth visit that was denied. Palmetto states the visit must be both audio and video. The F2F took place on 04/10/2020. The claim is being non-affirmed. Is there any way around this? Not sure how to proceed with this claim. The SOC was 03/16/2020. [...]
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Upcoming Events

  • Summary: Come ready to understand what’s happening in home care in Ohio and gain access to the 2020 OH State Benchmarking Report provided by Home Care Pulse. Join Darin Ellsworth, from Home Care Pulse and the Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice as we dissect the findings from the 2020 Ohio State Report that illustrate trends and benchmarks for local providers in areas including: sales/marketing, recruitment/retention/finance, operations and the ongoing impact of COVID-19. In this webinar we’ll cover: ·The caregiver turnover rate and hourly caregiver pay ranges in Ohio ·The top 5 payer sources and referral sources in Ohio ·Average client growth rates and client acquisition costs in Ohio ·How you can access the full Ohio State Report Please Register Here - https://homecarepulse.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jbiQ9go2TxyXkyxPOazdug

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    • Part 1 – Eligibility Requirements & Notice of Election
    • Part 2 – Details of Medicare Claims Processing
    • Part 3 – Face-to-Face, Hospice Cap, HIS & Top 5 Denial Reasons
    Hospice billing staff are extremely valuable in the assurance that you are maximizing reimbursement in the most timely manner.  Medicare billing regulations can be overwhelming and clarifications are continuous.  Hospice Reimbursement is driven by excellent care and documentation and a billing staff that can bring it home. This three-part series will establish and/or cement the foundation for hospice staff that need to have a full understanding of Medicare regulations. Medicare eligibility verifications, field-by-field detail on Notice of Election and claim forms, and changes to the billing requirements will be covered. This series will review regulations for billing all hospice services, face-to-face encounters, and home health providing care while a patient is on service with hospice. Hospice information including the aggregate cap self-report, palliative care billing basics, and the latest on HIS updates and transmission requirements will be emphasized. If you are part of hospice revenue-cycle team, this webinar series is a must!

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  • OCHCH is excited to provide this introductory program to provide attendees an up-to-date overview of the state requirements for a Medicare/Medicaid and Department of Aging certified home health agency. Participants will gain knowledge of each of the Medicaid Programs’ Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and rules; the required coordination of services with or without case management; the role of Medicaid’s oversight contractor, and Medicaid managed care. Discussion will include the following Medicaid programs: State Plan Home Health and Private Duty Nursing Services, Ohio Home Care Program, PASSPORT Waiver; and Assisted Living Waiver. The main components and requirements of “basic” state plan Medicaid

    • Improve coordination of “basic” state plan Medicaid services with Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers
    • “Basic” and “related” state plan Medicaid services included are – Home health (HH) services – Private duty nursing (PDN) services
    The main components and requirements of HCBS waiver services
    • Improve coordination of HCBS waivers with “basic” state plan Medicaid services
    • HCBS include: Ohio Home Care Waiver; PASSPORT Waiver, and Assisted Living Waiver
    • Waiver alignment of the departments of Medicaid and Aging.
    Lunch and continental breakfast are included in the registration fee.

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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.