Let’s Work Together To Make Processes Better!

OUR TAKE – by Beth Foster, RN, BA, CPHQ, CEHCH Let’s Work Together To Make Processes Better! On Thursday, August 8th the Home Health Committee met with Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) representatives to discuss issues our members are having with the Medicaid Managed Care Plans. ODM suggested that OCHCH and the department set up […]

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 […]

A Day in the Life with a Hospice Case Manager

Special thanks to the Absolute Hospice Foundation for sharing this article with us. Providing general nursing care. Managing physical and emotional symptoms. Helping to ensure limited time with loved ones can be enjoyed to the fullest. Those are just some of the responsibilities Shelby Todor takes on for nine hours each day as an RN on […]

What’s Next for Home Health?

Synzi CEO, Lee Horner, Shares His Answer to This Important Question

Written by: Lee Horner, Synzi CEO Today’s healthcare ecosystem requires more collaborative relationships amongst facilities, providers, and settings. Silos are breaking down as providers and payers work to keep patients at-home vs. in hospitals, SNFs, or LTCFs. Home health providers which can continue delivering the needed type of care to at-home patients – while preventing […]

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 […]