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!

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.


Home Care Council of HCA Member Forum

Monday, June 5, 2017
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Hunter College Brookdale Campus
425 East 25th  Street (between 1st Ave. and FDR Drive)
The Osborn Room (Mezzanine Level)
New York, New York 10010

Please join the staff of HCA and member colleagues from the Association and the home care community for the next Home Care Council of HCA Member Forum. Participation in HCA Member Forums gives you an opportunity to interact with HCA staff and members, and exchange valuable information with your colleagues. Some of the vital issues to be covered include:

  • Update on HRA contracts and other important topics;
  • State Budget provisions that impact home care;
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) funding;
  • CDPAS and wage parity;
  • New authorization process for fiscal intermediaries;
  • 24 Hour/Live-in cases;
  • Uniform billing codes;
  • Other policy changes; and
  • Future education programs.


LHCSA “Hot Topics” Forum

June 22, 2017

VNSNY Auditorium
107 E. 70th Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10021

Whether it’s labor mandates, regulations, litigation, or obstacles to participating in integrated networks, LHCSAs find themselves besieged by increasing challenges in their day-to-day functions and operations. Join HCA and your LHCSA colleagues for a special session to help you get a handle on burning labor law, regulatory and infrastructure issues specific to LHCSAs, and to learn about HCA’s advocacy plan to address all of these concerns. This program is specially designed for LHCSA CEOs, COOs, compliance staff, finance managers and operators.


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


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 being offered on April 24-28, 2017 in Buffalo and September 11 to 15, 2017 in East Elmhurst. These courses offer an evidence-based approach to wound management, along with an opportunity for certification. 


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 2016 to June 2017. Download the registration form at the link above for session details. Here is an upcoming installment in the series.

June 8, 2017:  Eagle Eye Aides – Recognizing Key Patient Abnormalities
(registration deadline is June 1)

Speaker: Sherry Thomas, BSN, MPH

You are in the first line of patient defense! You are the boots on the ground as far as helping to identify that something is “wrong” with your patient. You are the Eagle Eye Aide! Join this webinar to learn how to recognize the subtle and not so subtle changes in your patient that are the first clues that something is amiss patient-wise and what, then, to report to your supervisor.


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