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.


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.

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.


Webinar: Primary Pediatric Palliative Care — Teaching and Learning from Bedside to the Community

Participants are eligible for Nursing Contact Hours (CEUs)

August 29, 2017
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pediatric palliative care programs have expanded significantly in the past decade. However, many bedside clinicians express fear and lack of confidence in caring for pediatric patients with serious illness. A lack of pediatric palliative care specialists often results in delays.

Primary palliative care education and mentoring increases the ability of bedside clinicians to advocate for earlier referrals, provide better access, and decrease moral distress.

This webinar will discuss a novel model of primary pediatric palliative care education and mentoring for hospital-based and hospice clinicians. Participants will be able to: define pediatric palliative care; discuss differences and similarities between adult and pediatric palliative care; define primary palliative care across settings from the hospital to the community; and identify and discuss educational and mentoring needs of clinicians across settings in caring for pediatric patients.

Participants in this program, offered in partnership with the Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice, are eligible for nursing continuing education contact hours.


Senior & Financial Manager’s Retreat

September 7-8
Mohonk Mountain House
New Paltz

This highly-anticipated program is for home care, hospice and MLTC CEOs, COOs, CFOs, finance managers or other senior officers involved in finance decision-making and implementation at your organization.

We have several new program segments this year, along with annual updates on vital finance and reimbursement issues, including particularly well-timed opportunities to learn about federal health care developments, the 2018 home health prospective payment system proposal, Medicaid rate-setting and more.

Top finance consultants, state Department of Health Officials, data experts, and legal/government-relations representatives will all be on hand for the following sessions:

  • Hot Topics in Home Care Finance Round-table Discussion
  • State Department of Health Home Health and Hospice Reimbursement Update
  • Know Your ‘Stats’ Workshop
  • Federal Issues Update on Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Building Contracts and Arrangements to Succeed in a Managed Care and VBP Environment
  • HCA Overview and Policy Priorities that Impact Your Bottom Line
  • Federal Update on Regulatory and Reimbursement Issues
  • Building Better MLTC-Provider Relationships



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

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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