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.
- Home health & Hospice Staff Exempt from Family First Coronavirus Act Labor Requirements: Over the weekend the U.S. Department of Labor added a clarifying statement to exempt health care workers from FMLA. The definition: “a health care provider is anyone employed at any doctor’s office, hospital, health care center, clinic, post-secondary educational institution offering [...]Learn More
- This is where we will be posting all of the Covid-19 Resources as we receive them! Updates will be daily BREAKING NEWS: MAJOR CHANGES TO HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE DURING COVID-19!! (LINK) Resources: (Updated Frequently) CDC - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html CMS - Coronavirus https://www.cms.gov/medicare/quality-safety-oversight-general-information/coronavirus ODH - COVID-19 Resources for Local Health Districts and [...]Learn More
Program Overview:The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) represents the most significant change in the Medicare home health program in the 21st Century. It radically changes the Medicare payment methodology, including the unit of payment, the case mix adjuster, Low Utilization Payment Adjustment standards, and payment for Non-Routine Medical Supplies.Beginning in January 2020, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), in partnership with the NAHC Forum of State Associations, the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association, and the Home Care Technology Association of America, will present two significant educational campaigns designed to enable home health agencies to achieve “high performer” status through continuous operational improvements in financial, clinical, business analytics, and administrative operations as PDGM unfolds.The first educational campaign will be a series of six free webinars, beginning in late January, that address a variety of PDGM-essential topics, combined with an open forum where participants share and gain insights with HHFMA experts about what is working and not working in the early weeks of PDGM.The second will feature a series of 12 one-day intensive Summits across the country, from March 30 through April 14. These Summits will focus on PDGM-related continuous performance improvement in financial, clinical, data analytics, and administrative operations. These are not “run-of-the-mill” PDGM programs. Instead, these programs are based on real-time, nationwide experiences and data that provide the nationally-renowned expert faculty with the deepest understanding about how to achieve success in PDGM.Comparable in format to the intensely valuable 2019 Summits, the 2020 PDGM National Summits will be your key to thriving under PDGM. The major difference is that we are now in PDGM and will have the experiences and data to fully discern the ingredients to success.Faculty for these one-day programs once again will be comprised of leading national experts from top home health consulting firms who will provide you with the tools and knowledge to:
Attending one of these summits will fully prepare you to undertake any needed course corrections in your PDGM management, along with reinforcing the actions that you have already taken to ensure a positive outcome throughout 2020 and beyond.Learn More
- Gain a better understanding of what it takes to be a winner in PDGM;
- Identify key steps that are proving successful in managing services under PDGM;
- Recognize the actions that create unnecessary risks for your HHA; and
- Determine the early clinical and financial benchmarks that distinguish the successful HHA from others.
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.Learn More
The purpose of this workshop is to give attendees an up-to-date overview of the operations of a Medicare/Medicaid certified hospice. The participants will gain knowledge of the Conditions of Participation (CoP), describe Medicare certification and licensure, define hospice core services, levels of care, plans of care, notice of election, revocation, discharge and transfer. A brief overview of the billing process for Medicare and Medicaid and the basic elements of cost reporting will also be provided. Who Should Attend: This program is developed for newly certified hospice staff including administration and clinical; new staff of an existing hospice; social workers, and private duty hospice administrators considering becoming Medicare certified.Learn More
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