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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

  • OUR TAKE: Operation Warp Speed is Underway

    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 […]

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  • HOME HEALTH: Aide Competency Evaluation Testing

    HOME HEALTH:  Aide Competency Evaluation Testing Question:  Can Home Health agencies use a pseudo patient to do Aide competency evaluation testing? Answer: Home Health Agencies can use pseudo patients for Aide competency evaluation testing.  The following is from the Home Health State Operations Manual Appendix B G768 (Rev. 200, Issued: 02-21-20; Effective: 02-21-20, Implementation: 02-21-20) 484.80(c)(1) […]

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Upcoming Events

  • Program Overview: OCHCH is happy to partner with the VA to bring your a series of webinars focusing on care of our veterans in the VA System. This webinar will have the following objectives: Objectives

    • Define military culture
    • Describe unique aspects of military service eras
    • List at least three components of trauma-informed care
    Explain Whole Health as an approach to healthcare delivery Presenter: Nicole Jackson Registration Fee: OCHCH Members - $35 Non-Members -$99

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  • Program Overview: RAP changes – Are you surviving? The most significant change agencies will experience in beginning the new year is the new timely submission requirements for the Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAPs) and the eventual introduction of the Notice of Admission (NOA). RAPs will have no associated reimbursement in 2021, but will carry a monetary penalty if not filed timely. Are agencies truly prepared? Can you billers key in DDE to avoid penalties? HPS is here to help! Objectives:

    1. Outline full RAP requirements for 2021
    2. Detail Operation Processes for being effective with RAP submissions
    3. Define Notice of Admission (NOA)
    Content Outline:
    1. Detail order and visit requirements for filing RAP
    2. Analyze the penalty calculation for untimely RAPs
    3. Review success of agencies in the initial weeks of RAP penalty
    4. Review updates and frequently asked questions from Medicare MACs
    5. Outline requirements for filing a NOA
    6. Detail the timing parameters
    Presenter: Melinda Gaboury, is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc., an organization out of Nashville, TN that provides financial, reimbursement, clinical and operation services to the home health and hospice industries.  With more than 27 years of experience in Medicare Home Health, she is a presenter at both the state and national levels, and is interviewed frequently for national home health publications.  Ms. Gaboury is also the author of "Home Health Guide to OASIS D: A Reference for Field Staff."  Ms. Gaboury has no conflict of interest in regard to this program.

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From our Gold Sponsor: Alora



New resources in our #covid19 resources center:


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On behalf of our partners @AloraSoftware As COVID numbers rise nationwide, home health agencies continue to face new challenges in safety protocols. We look at the top things your agency should be doing to be safe:
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We all knew this time was coming, but it’s hard to believe it’s here! After over thirty-years in home care including thirteen-years as OCHCH Regulatory Affairs Director, Beth Foster officially retires.

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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.