LeadingAge Ohio is a nonprofit trade association that represents approximately 500 long-term care organizations and hospices, as well as those providing ancillary health care and housing services, in more than 150 Ohio towns and cities. The continuum of care reflected by the member organizations serve an estimated 400,000 elderly Ohioans annually and employ more than 35,000 persons statewide.
Senior services providers include senior housing, both subsidized and market rate, adult day care, home- and community-based services, assisted living and skilled nursing. A majority of LeadingAge Ohio members, senior services providers and hospices, are mission-driven, values-based organizations that provide many or all of these services.
LeadingAge Ohio is a member-driven organization, with leadership elected by peers from around the state. The leadership team is composed of the Board of Directors, including executive committee officers; and Public Policy Congress delegates, who represent LeadingAge Ohio at our national organization. Strategic committees and special interest groups comprised of members from around the state help to develop and oversee governing policies and programs.
Gov. Kasich’s final biennium budget was introduced in the House Finance Committee on February 8, 2017, HB 49 (Rep. Smith). While the House is now actively working to create its proposed changes, we wanted members to have a summary of the executive budget provisions impacting long term care providers that are included in the governor’s budget. As a reminder, the House is holding committee and standing subcommittee hearings on the operating appropriations bills. Testimony from Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM), Ohio Department of Aging (ODA), Office of Health Transformation (OHT) are expected to occur the week of March 7. The House is expected to release its substitute bill in mid-April.
LeadingAge and the LeadingAge state affiliates (including LeadingAge Ohio) are working in conjunction with Pathway Health to provide tools to help members navigate through the Requirements of Participation for Phase I of the new Mega Rule.
LeadingAge and the LeadingAge state affiliates (including LeadingAge Ohio) are working in conjunction with Pathway Health to provide tools to help members navigate through the Requirements of Participation for Phase I of the new Mega Rule. The policies and tools, which will be available from the LeadingAge Ohio member/subscriber restricted website, have been designed for national distribution and comply with the CMS Mega Rule.
In early December, LeadingAge Ohio members joined their colleagues at three regional trainings on the new Requirements of Participation for nursing facilities. The trainings brought together industry experts Janet Feldkamp, Partner, Benesch, and Stephanie DeWeese, Quality & Regulatory Specialist - Long Term Care, LeadingAge Ohio, to work through the RoPs, one by one, providing helpful tips for implementation.
March 30, 2017
LeadingAge Ohio Offices, 2233 North Bank Drive, Columbus, OH 43220
March 31, 2017
Session 1: MDS Essentials: An Introduction to RAI Process, OBRA ’87, and RAI User’s Manual
April 6, 2017
LeadingAge Ohio Offices