Why Home Care And Hospice Matter

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 […]

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OUR TAKE: Our Members Matter!!!

By Jaime Cosimati Executive Assistant and Staff Liaison to the Membership Committee I started working at OCHCH back in February, coming from a background that was much more self-explanatory. I might be the “executive assistant” but coming from a customer service background previously I want to make sure our members are not only utilizing our […]

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Home Health Face-to-Face Encounters via Telehealth

By Beth Foster, RN, BA, CPHQ, CEHCH CMS allows telehealth encounters for home health face-to-face encounters. These encounters must meet two-way audio and visual component requirements. When conducting telehealth encounters, it must be evident that both the audio and video portions were conducted. The practitioner can state what he or she observed, thus showing that […]

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HOME HEALTH: Face-to-Face Encounter Must Be Audio/Video Telehealth

HOME HEALTH: Face-to-Face Encounter Must Be Audio/Video Telehealth ‌ Question: I submitted an RCD F2F telehealth visit that was denied. Palmetto states the visit must be both audio and video. The F2F took place on 04/10/2020. The claim is being non-affirmed. Is there any way around this? Not sure how to proceed with this claim. The SOC was 03/16/2020. [...] Read More

ODM Has Not Announced An Emergency Rule

By Beth Foster, RN, BA, CPHQ, CEHCH ODM Has Not Announced An Emergency Rule That Permits HHAs To Accept Plans of Care and Certifying/Recertifying Patient Eligibility by NPs, CNSs, and PAs On April 26th I finally received a response to my April 13th e-mail to the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM), in which I asked two questions: [...] Read More