Upcoming Events

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HCA Comes to YOU for “Ask HCA” Dine-and-Discuss Road Show

Come see us at a location near you, enjoy a meal or a snack, and chat about what’s on your mind!

June to July 2017

In June and July, HCA’s hitting the road to meet members and to hear what’s on your minds at ten locations covering every region of the state. 

In June and July, we’re inviting you to meet up with us at local restaurants and other informal settings near you where there’s no pre-planned agenda: just a time and a place, over a meal or a snack, to discuss 

your concerns, your ideas and your input for HCA’s continued work on your behalf.

Each session, complimentary with your HCA membership, will have representatives from the HCA policy and operations teams to listen-in, discuss your ideas and answer your questions.


Free June Webinars offered by Wound Care Education Institute (click the titles below)

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Nutrition But Didn’t Ask (June 21, 3-4 p.m.). This webinar will answer all of your unasked questions and review the latest guidelines for optimal nutrition intervention.

Surgical Incision Line: Keep your Eye on the Line (June 24, 3-4 p.m.). This webinar will discuss three assessment findings that could be indicative of dehiscence; identify 2 factors that can lead to surgical wound complications; and describe 3 signs and symptoms of an infected surgical wound

Make Your Emergency Preparedness Plan CoP-Ready on June 28

June 28, 2017

Crowne Plaza Hotel
3 Executive Boulevard
Suffern, NY 10901

The new federal Conditions of Participation (CoP), along with a separate federal rule, have established sweeping new emergency preparedness requirements for 17 types of providers, including home care and hospice – an historical first!

This regulation goes into effect on November 16, despite a delay in other CoP provisions for home health, requiring providers to plan adequately for natural and man-made disasters, with a specific focus on patients and employees.

On June 28, in Suffern, NY (conveniently located for upstate and downstate agencies alike), HCA is hosting RBC President and emergency preparedness expert Barbara Citarella for a comprehensive workshop to assist agencies in: understanding the four major components of this regulation; planning for continuity of operations (COOP); operationalizing policies and procedures; communication; and conducting/testing a training program related to your emergency plans.

An agency’s entire emergency plan must be built on a hazard vulnerability assessment platform using an all-hazards approach to ensure continuity of services to patients. In addition, planning and communication should include a collaborative partnership with a health care coalition. This session will focus on the major components of COOP and its correlation to the new Emergency Preparedness (EP) regulations



Webinars for Home Health and Hospice Aides

HCA is sponsoring a series of webinars to provide training for home health and hospice aides. These programs are being offered on carious dates from July 2017 to June 2018. Download the registration form at the link above for session details. Here is an upcoming installment in the series.

July 13, 2017: The Aide’s Role in Falls Prevention Risks
(registration deadline is July 6)

Speaker: Cheryle Atwater, PT

Statistics show that 30% of those greater than 65 years old fall each year; and, one-half (50%) of those will suffer multiple falls. Emergent care due to injuries secondary to falls is one of the most frequently occurring adverse events reported for our home health population. This session will explore the risk factors contributing to falls and methods for identifying and addressing these factors by in home aides, in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary team.

August 10, 2017: The Aide’s Role in Cultural Diversity
(registration deadline is August 3)

Speaker: Kathie Smith, RN

The United States has long been seen as a “melting pot” of people from many countries and cultures; this diversity will continue to increase. Misunderstandings caused by lack of cultural sensitivity and skills can lead to poor interaction with patients and their families. This webinar will cover basic principles of cultural diversity understanding in patient care.

September 14, 2017: The Aide’s Role in Quality Improvement Activities
(registration deadline is September 7)

Speaker: Heather Jones, MPH, CHES, COS-C

What is QAPI? This session will describe the requirement for home health and hospice agencies to conduct Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) activities including a family satisfaction survey. How your agency performs on these measures is available to the public. In-home aides will learn how they play a role in supporting QAPI.


Optimizing Your Agency’s Revenue Cycle for Improved Financial Performance

September 13, 2017
New York City

Home care providers continue to struggle with payment adequacy issues and ever-thinning margins. Agency leaders need an efficient and effective vehicle to focus on the areas of their revenue cycle that could be improved in order to maximize collections performance. In this workshop, you will learn how to analyze and target under-performing areas of the revenue cycle through the use of metrics as an efficient and effective means of improving revenue and cash flow. Presenter Phil Feldman, Vice President of Revenue Management Solutions at Sandata Technologies, LLC, is an expert on end-to-end revenue cycle management service.


Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy OASIS C-2 Data Set

October 23 & 24 (Workshop)
October 25 (Optional COS-C exam)

VNSNY – Corporate Office
107 E. 70th Street
1st Floor Conference Room
New York, NY 10021

Clinician leaders from OASIS Answers are bringing the acclaimed Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy C-2 Data Set workshop to New York City on October 23 and 24, with the option to take the COS-C exam at the same location on October 25. Through guided, expert instruction, problem-solving discussions and application scenarios, participants will achieve mastery of the OASIS items, conventions and the latest data collection rules.



Save The Date for These Signature Events

Senior Financial Managers Retreat

September 7 & 8

Mohonk Mountain House
1000 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz, NY 12561

To make your overnight room reservations at the Mohonk Mountain House, call 800-772-6646 and ask for the HCA rate of $339 per night. This rate is valid through August 6. After this date, higher rates will apply based on availability.

Corporate Compliance Symposium

October 19, 2017

Hilton Albany
40 Lodge Street
Albany, NY 12207

To make your overnight room reservations at the Hilton Albany, call 866-691-1183 and ask for the HCA rate of $179 per night. This rate is valid through September 18. After this date, higher rates will apply based on availability.

Quality and Technology Conference

November 16 & 17

Crowne Plaza
3 Executive Blvd.
Suffern, NY 10901

To make your overnight room reservations at the Crowne Plaza, call 800-227-6963 and ask for the HCA rate of $119 per night. This rate is valid through October 25. After this date, higher rates will apply based on availability.

Call for Presenters at HCA Education Programs

HCA Education and Research, the education arm of the Home Care Association of New York State, is seeking engaging educational sessions on timely, innovative and relevant topics for home health, palliative care and hospice industry professionals. Throughout the year, HCA hosts several signature events including our Annual Membership conference, as well as an array of educational workshops, webinars. If you are an industry expert and have an education program to pitch or feel you have some insights you can present as part of HCA’s education programming, please download our Call for Presenters form below for details on how you can participate in HCA education.  


HCA Member Discounts on Wound Care Education Institute Courses for Clinicians

Online course and 5-day onsite courses in East Elmhurst and Buffalo woundcarelogo

HCA has partnered with the Wound Care Education Institute to provide HCA members with discounts on courses for wound and skin care management. These include an online class as well as upcoming five-day onsite courses. These courses offer an evidence-based approach to wound management, along with an opportunity for certification. 




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