Elevating the Post-Acute and
Long Term Care Profession

et involved with Your Association!

The Association welcomes -- and encourages -- member participation in the process of identifying, evaluating and recommending action on the various policies, rules and other forces impacting long-term care.

Committees and other Association groups provide many opportunities for members to become involved, and to benefit from the significant access to information and resources available through this participation.

Association committees are open to any interested member.

We invite you to review the following list of committees and consider becoming involved in the areas where you can share your experience. In consideration of members' time, OHCA holds many meetings by conference call, and we often solicit committee members' input via email.

To volunteer or to ask questions, please email the committee staff member listed below. Thank you for considering Association committee service!

Activity Council
Assists with planning and execution of educational programming for activities professionals, including the annual Activities Conference. Discusses survey issues relating to activities. Meets 4 times around the conference and convention.

Staff Contact: Kathy Chapman - kchapman@ohca.org

Convention Committee
Provides oversight and direction for our annual convention and trade show. Helps determine convention theme, schedule, fees, speakers, and other elements. Meets monthly through April.

Staff Contact: Kathy Chapman - kchapman@ohca.org

Council of Nurses
Advisory council for OHCA staff regarding clinical issues. Corresponds online as needed.

Staff Contact: Heidi McCoy - hmccoy@ohca.org

Dining & Nutritional Services Council
Assists with planning and execution of educational programming for dietary professionals, including the annual Dining & Nutritional Services Conference. Discusses survey issues relating to dietary services. Meets 4 times around annual conference and convention.

Staff Contact: Heidi McCoy - hmccoy@ohca.org

Home Care & Hospice Committee
Assists with planning and identification of educational programming for home care and hospice professionals, discuss issues relating to reimbursement and regulatory concerns, provide feedback on services offered through home care and hospice membership. Committee calls held quarterly.

Staff Contact: Josh Anderson - janderson@ohca.org and Heidi McCoy - hmccoy@ohca.org

Life Safety Code / Emergency Preparedness Committee
Assists members in disaster preparedness through informational and educational resources. Reviews Life Safety Code issues affecting members and recommends strategies for advocating for their interests. Meets monthly.

Staff Contact: Mandy Smith - msmith@ohca.org

Regulatory Committee
Examines the latest survey/certification and other regulatory issues, reviews new government proposals, considers quality-related initiatives, and guides the association's regulatory advocacy. Assists in providing information and education to members on key regulatory and quality topics. Meets monthly.

Staff Contact: Mandy Smith - msmith@ohca.org

Reimbursement Committee
Assists in identifying Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues affecting members and developing solutions. Guides information, education, and advocacy on payment matters. Monitors the Medicaid reimbursement formula and recommends changes as appropriate. Meets monthly.

Staff Contact: Peter Van Runkle - pvanrunkle@ohca.org

SNF Billing Committee
Assists in identifying Medicare, Medicaid and managed care billing issues affecting SNF members and developing solutions. Guides information, education, and advocacy on billing matters. Meets monthly
         Staff Contact:
Josh Anderson - janderson@ohca.org 

Workforce Committee

Oversees the association's Human Resources Conference, develops informational materials for members on human resources and workforce related topics, and reviews current issues affecting long-term care personnel. Helps implement and guide our awards programs honoring long-term care professionals. Meets monthly.

Staff Contact: Heidi McCoy - hmccoy@ohca.org