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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 expert analysis of the most current and pertinent regulatory, legislative and business information.

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

  • Social Workers Support Individuals and Families

    March is Social Worker Month. Social workers are an important part of the team of caregivers for both home care and hospice. They work alongside physicians, nurses, aides, therapists, and volunteers to listen, counsel, and connect individuals and families to resources. “Social workers are a vital part of the hospice and home health community,” explained […]

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  • Help Pack the Statehouse on April 2nd!

    Join OCHCH and other home care and hospice leaders on Tuesday, April 2nd for Advocacy Day at the Statehouse. This is the time to share your experiences and your struggles with your legislators. “This is our opportunity to express our concerns, issues, and vision to each of our elected representatives. This face to face contact […]

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Upcoming Events

This course prepares nurses to take the certification exam for hospice and palliative nurses. This 2-day workshop will review the special knowledge of hospice nursing care as well as disease progression. Regulatory aspects of the Medicare benefit are also included. Topics covered include: methods of establishing care goals, the principles of effective pain management, pain assessment, common symptoms at the end of life, pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions that can be included in the plan of care, the management of dying, grief, and bereavement in any care setting, and moreThis program provides 11 contact hours to RNs and LPNs.

OCHCH Center for Excellence
1105 Schrock Rd, suite 140
Columbus, OH 43229
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This workshop provides attendees an up-to-date overview of the state requirements for a Medicare/Medicaid and Department of Aging certified home health agency. Gain knowledge of the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and rules, case management, the role of Medicaid’s oversight contractor, and Medicaid managed care. Discussion will include State Plan Home Health and Private Duty Nursing Services, Ohio Home Care Program, PASSPORT Waiver; and Assisted Living Waiver.
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In this webinar we will discuss the proposed rule changes and opportunities for providers to impact the FY 2010 Hospice Final Rule including the changes submitted in the FY 2020 Hospice Proposed Rule, the financial impact of the proposed Hospice payment changes as well as ways Hospice providers can impact the suggested FY 2020 Hospice Proposed Rule changes
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Great article from @VNAOhio on advance directives. Make sure your family knows your wishes. #NHDD

Last week, our members testified on House Bill 166: the State Budget for higher reimbursement rates and better policies for our industry. We are so very grateful for all who shared their stories and experiences. #homecare #hospice #advocacy #VoiceOfHealthCareAtHome

Recognize the signs of #ElderAbuse and know who to call.

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.

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