The Academy of Senior
Health Sciences, Inc.
17 South High Street
Suite 770
Columbus, OH 43215
614.461.1922
800.999.6264
Fax: 614.461.7168
cmurray@seniorhealthsciences.org



 

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
TODAY is the last day to register for ASHS Fall Conference!  –  The 2014 ASHS Fall Conference is next week! We have a great line-up of presenters covering all the latest topics in LTC: MyCare Ohio, PCC, legal updates, MDS 3.0, and more. See you next week!

MyCare Ohio: Disenrollment letters mandated by CMS  —  The Medicare disenrollment letters that may have been landing in some of your resident's mail boxes is a result of CMS auto enrolling those individuals into MyCare Ohio. As a result, the managed care plans have to notify the beneficiary of the change. Unfortunately, the letters that were used were based on the standard disenrollment format; the plans must have any changes to that letter approved by CMS. This has created significant confusion. If one of your residents has received the letter and they are not sure why they are being enrolled in MyCare or wish to maintain their current plan, they should contact the Medicaid Hotline.

ICD-10 information; implementation is less than a year away!  —  The Ohio Department of Medicaid has released its first billing guidance document for ICD-10 implementation, entitled ICD-10 TIPS, and has posted it to Ohio Medicaidís ICD-10 webpage. The first ICD-10 TIPS focuses on the compliance date for ICD-10 usage on claims. Going forward, ICD-10 billing guidance will be posted regularly in the ICD-10 TIPS (Billing Guidance) section of Ohio Medicaidís ICD-10 webpage. Please continue to visit Ohio Medicaidís ICD-10 webpage for updates related to ICD-10 implementation at http://medicaid.ohio.gov/PROVIDERS/Billing/ICD10.aspx. If your organization is interested in testing with Ohio Medicaid, please contact your trading partner and/or the Ohio Medicaid testing team at: MITS_CGTESTING@medicaid.ohio.gov.

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