Upcoming Education & Events

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OASIS Answers ‘INSTANT Hacks’ Webinar Series

Two sessions: December and January

  • December 17-18, 2020, from 12 to 2 p.m. (Register by December 9, 2020)
  • January 12-13, 2021, from 2 to 4 p.m. (Register by January 4, 2021)

HCA is partnering with OASIS Answers, Inc. (OAI) to offer OAI’s ‘INSTANT Hacks’ series.

In this unique, hands-on learning experience, home health clinicians will learn some behind-the-scenes ‘hacks’ that OAI’s experts use to organize, highlight, and quickly access key CMS guidance. OAI uses this resource when teaching Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy workshops, conducting audits, and responding to provider questions.

The training sessions span over two days. Each day consists of a two-hour-long webinar.

Prior to the training dates, attendees will receive by mail a hardcopy “INSTANT OASIS Hacks Kit.” This indispensable resource can be used during the open-book COS-C Exam and day-to-day OASIS work.

IMPORTANT: Register by the deadlines above to ensure you have your ‘Hacks Kit’ for each webinar session.


12 On-Demand Webinars: Best Home Care Practices in the COVID-19 Emergency and Beyond

HCA Education and Research (E&R) is pleased to present Best Clinical and Operational Practices in COVID and Beyond, a grant-funded online learning series curated by HCA E&R under a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.

These 24/7, on-demand webinars are free of charge. They provide model insights and innovations pioneered by home and community-based providers. Our faculty include home and community care clinicians, operational leaders, and executives covering a range of clinical and operational topics.

All twelve webinars are available on HCA E&R’s new Learning Management System (LMS).

Navigating This Series on the LMS

You must create an HCA user account (or login with an existing account) by completing the registration form here. If you need help with this process, please contact HCA’s Senior Director of Membership Laura Constable.

Free Series: Hospital-Home Care Collaboration Models for Improved Patient Care

Three sessions left in the series: 12/3, 12/10 & 12/17

We recently introduced hospitals and home care providers to the HCA-HANYS-IHA “Statewide Hospital-Home Care Collaborative for COVID-19 and Beyond.”

As part of this program, we are offering a series of upcoming webinars free of charge for all hospital and home care organizations in New York State.

Each webinar (from September to December) features a pairing of hospital and home care faculty who’ve implemented an innovative and replicable program model of collaboration to share with peers for adaptation on a statewide basis.

Learn more about the webinar series, topics dates and registration here.

Home Care Clinician Training for COVID-19 Testing

Under a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, the Home Care Association of New York State (HCA), Iroquois Healthcare Alliance (IHA) and clinical faculty at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) are delivering web-based training for home health RNs and other personnel on COVID-19 testing procedures that can be conducted at home.

This complimentary training is open to all home care personnel in New York State whose scope of practice permits testing (i.e., nurses and respiratory therapists).

Learn more at https://hca-nys.org/testing.

No-Cost Workforce Training Available through Regional WIOs

No-cost trainings are available to your home care staff throughout the state of New York via the Workforce Investment Organizations (WIOs). Each WIO is approved by the state Department of Health to service one or more regions across the state through contracts with MLTC plans. The trainings are not only complimentary but they also offer the opportunity for wage replacements funds. HCA has created a special page linking to the various WIOs and their programs across the state.


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 or 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.




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