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
HB 166: Senate hearings wrapping-up  —  ODM proposes new LOC determination notice The Ohio Department of Medicaid has proposed a new form for LOC determinations. From ODM: "In an effort to streamline processes, ODM is proposing a new form, ODM 10240. [Click here to download a draft of the form.] Previously the Notice of PASSPORT Administrative Agency (PAA) Determination letter was issued by the HENS system any time a level of care determination was made for a nursing home stay. State hearing language was not included as the county DJFS would issue hearing rights along with the eligibility determination. However, this process does not cover every scenario and the modification is to allow for notification of the level of care determination and provide state hearing rights on that determination. The form was modified in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) and regional PAAs and will be sent to the individual, the individualís authorized representative and the facility who requested the level of care determination." ODM is seeking feedback on this proposed form. Please send any comments, questions or suggestions to The Academy before June 11, 2019. Please note that ODM cannot change any of the standard state hearing notification language included on pages 2, 3 and 4.

Cost report rules open for five-year rule review  —  The Ohio Department of Medicaid has proposed changes to the cost report rules as part of the five-year rule review process. The changes incorporate current statute, remove ICF-IID references, and reorganize the language. You can view the proposed changes by clicking here. If you have any questions, concerns or recommended changes, please contact The Academy by June 6.

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