A CORF is a functionally and operationally independent facility established and operated at a single fixed location exclusively for the purpose of providing diagnostic, therapeutic, and restorative services to outpatients by or under the supervision of a physician. A CORF must provide, at a minimum, physicians’ services, physical therapy, and social or psychological services. With the exception of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology, all CORF services must be provided on the CORF premises. CORFs are not licensed in Ohio. Federal standards for Medicare certification are found at 42 CFR Part 485, Subpart B. CORFs are not currently subject to an annual survey visit, but are surveyed consistent with a percentage of total state universe as set by the Medicare budget each Federal Fiscal Year.
An inpatient rehabilitation facility is one operated for the exclusive purpose of providing specialized rehabilitation services on an inpatient basis to persons with functional limitations or chronic disabling conditions. Patients must be medically stable and have the potential to achieve significant improvement in independent functioning. Alcohol and drug treatment services, general hospital rehabilitation services, and nursing homes are not inpatient rehabilitation facilities for purpose of ODH licensing. Freestanding inpatient rehabilitation facilities are licensed as a Health Care Facility under section 3701.30 of the Revised Code. You may obtain more information and applications for Freestanding Inpatient Rehabilitation facilities, please visit the Health Care Facility page by clicking the link.
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Ohio Department of Health
Office of Health Assurance and Licensing, CORF
246 North High Street, 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Telephone: (614) 995-7466
Fax: (614) 564-2475