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Home Health Agencies

Home Health Agencies provide skilled nursing services and other therapeutic services to patients in their homes. Home Health Agencies are not licensed or registered by the Ohio Department of Health, but must be certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) if they intend to collect Medicare or Medicaid payments.

The Ohio Department of Health certifies approximately 800 Home Health Agencies.

Definition

A Home Health Agency (HHA) is an agency or organization that is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing services and other therapeutic services, and that has policies established by a group of professionals (associated with the agency or organization), including one or more physicians and one or more registered professional nurses, to govern the services which it provides. Home Health Agencies are not licensed or registered by the Ohio Department of Health and Home Health Agencies that are certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are regulated under 42 CFR 484.  Ohio requires criminal records checks for all Home Health Agency staff who provide direct care to patients; these criminal records check rules are set forth in Chapter 3701-60 of the Ohio Administrative Code.


Mailing Address:

Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Regulatory Operations, HHA
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: (614) 995-7466
Fax: (614) 564-2475

E-mail: community@odh.ohio.gov