The Academy of Senior
Health Sciences, Inc.
17 South High Street
Suite 770
Columbus, OH 43215
Fax: 614.461.7168

The Academy of Senior Health Sciences, Inc. (formerly The Ohio Academy of Nursing Homes, Inc.) seeks to provide public education and awareness initiatives to the long-term care community in Ohio. Our membership represents a true cross-section of the skilled nursing facility profession, from small sole proprietorships to larger Ohio-based multi-facility companies, as well as those businesses that service our industry. Through our public education and awareness efforts, the Academy brings the collective influences of the members together into a single voice on vital issues affecting our profession.

Founded in 1966, the Academy then identified one of its core purposes as "To foster a spirit of goodwill among those persons engaged in the nursing home industry, to promote ethical practices in their relationships with each other, their employees, and the general public to the end that all interests may be served fairly..." Though the organization has undergone several transformations over the years, most notably in 2011, its dedication and commitment to Ohio's most frail and elderly remains the same.

 The Academy Weekly Headlines from 2 Weeks Ago
ODH to review NATCEP rules —  The Ohio Department of Health is reviewing the Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) rules. Beginning in late May, ODH will be convening meetings to review the rules and accept stakeholder input for changes. If you are interested in participating in the NATCEP rule review process, please contact The Academy.

Cost reports due May 2 —  The Ohio Department of Medicaid has confirmed that cost reports are due May 2 because April 30 falls on a Saturday.

CGS: Part A post pay resumptive review status —  Beginning August 17, 2020, CMS directed the MACs to resume fee-for-service medical review activities beginning with post payment reviews of items/services provided before March 1, 2020. Items and services were selected based upon high error rates and/or potential overutilization identified through data analysis. CGS Medical Review is dedicated to the integrity of the Medicare program. CGS welcomes provider inquiries and continues to offer education sessions to ensure providers understand CMS regulations with the goal of successful reviews resulting in claim payment. Results for service specific post payment reviews are available by clicking here.

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