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 Joshua Wagner, Director of Marketing and Communication, The Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice We are standing there watching her fade away. There is nothing we can do. The rest of our family is there, around her bedside. These have been a tough few months as she has fought a great fight, and […]
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 […]
Program Overview: Challenging PDGM Coding Scenarios Two of the five PDGM categories are directly linked to coding: Clinical Grouping and Comorbidity Adjustment. PDGM requires Home Health Agencies to ensure that a patient is appropriate to be admitted to Home Health by having an acceptable primary diagnosis. What happens when the only diagnosis you have from the physician is an unaccepted diagnosis? What if the clinical record doesn’t align with the primary diagnosis? What about comorbidities? During this session, through case study analyses, we will explore some of the issues that can arise with ICD-10 CM coding under PDGM. We will discuss action plans agencies can implement to manage these challenging coding issues. Presenter: Sharon Litwin - Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.Learn More
- Jan 1 STAR Ratings, Outcomes & Re-hospitalizations: How Therapy Services can be the Difference Maker
Program Overview: "STAR Ratings, Outcomes & Re-hospitalizations: How Therapy Services can be the Difference Maker" Objectives:
- Define PT, OT, & ST services in the home health setting.
- List 5 key patient factors that may identify therapy needs.
- Identify current trends in STAR ratings, outcomes and re-hospitalizations.
- Understand strategies for therapy utilization to optimize outcomes.
- Examine patient case examples of therapy-involved vs. non-therapy involved episodes of care.
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