New GG Items Are the Biggest Change with OASIS-D


OASIS-D was implemented on January 1, 2019. According to the OASIS-D Guidance Manual, published by CMS, the main reason for the revision is “to increase standardization across post-acute care (PAC) setting to enable calculation of standardized, cross settings QMs, pursuant to the IMPACT ACT.” The Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) was first implemented by […]

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Review Choice Demonstration: Providing You with Tools to Prepare

New RCD Toolkit Available in Member Portal

A Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) Toolkit is now available in the Member Portal on our website at www.ochch.org. Created by OCHCH’s Home Health Committee, the toolkit provides an overview of RCD, explains how it will be implemented, and provides examples of Face to Face documentation, regulatory articles, and audit tools. To access the new toolkit, […]

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Home Health Must Prepare for the Coming Revolution in Home Health Payment

PDGM National Summit Coming to Ohio on February 21, 2019

 The Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice will co-sponsor the PDGM National Summit on February 21, 2019 in Columbus The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will revolutionize the payment methodology for all Medicare Home Health Agencies in the United States. Created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), PDGM is slated to […]

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Help Stop Planned Cuts to Medicare Home Health Rates


The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is a significant change from the prospective payment model and creates new challenges for agencies. One major issue is the application of behavioral assumptions to make adjustments to rates. Making rate decisions tied to assumptions that are based on unknown future provider behavior can negatively impact home health providers and […]

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Celebrating the Critical Role Aides Play in Home Care and Hospice

Home Health Aide Week - November

This week, November 14 – 20, we celebrate Home Health Aide Week. Home health aides are a critical part of the health care at home industry. Home health aides provide assistance with basic daily living tasks, including light housekeeping, preparing meals, personal care services, and companionship. “The aide is the center of the care we […]

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