Upcoming Events

IMPORTANT: Given the COVID-19 global health pandemic and continuing restrictions on mass gatherings, HCA is assessing alternative dates for our 2020 Annual Conference and will keep you updated about the status of other programs and events. Please look to this page for further updates. 

Click the session titles below for a brochure and/or registration form.

HCA’s Annual Conference

Saratoga Springs, NY
UPDATE: Check the conference website for information and updates about the scheduled date 

Each new era in time is marked by certain distinguishing characteristics or features. For health care, major top-down policy forces (like PDGM) or credos (like the “Triple Aim” and “Value Based Care”) fundamentally influence those definitions. Yet home and community-based organizations are poised to be – and must be – the agents of our own change. Be a part of this enterprise by ‘Forging a New Era in Home Care’ with HCA on May 6-8 at our flagship forty-second annual conference in Saratoga Springs, NY

HCA Members Get Discount for NAHC PDGM Summits in March, April

UPDATE: NAHC and co-sponsoring state associations are presenting these sessions as virtual programs due to the COVID-19 crisis and restrictions on mass gatherings. More information is at the registration links below.  

PDGM is here. What can you do now to improve performance? HCA members get a $200 discount to attend any of 12 upcoming PDGM national summits that will answer this question. The sessions are co-presented by the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC), the state home care associations for the host cities, and partner associations like HCA.

The nearest sessions to New York are in Worcester, MA (near Boston) on March 30 (use promo code “2020PDGM”) and in the Philadelphia area on April 14 (use promo code “2020PDGMPA”). Registration for all locations is here.

These one-day intensive summits will focus on PDGM content related to ongoing performance improvement in financial, clinical, data analytics and administrative operations. Nationally recognized faculty have been closely examining real-time, nationwide experiences. They will offer you timely information based on current data, sharing a deep understanding of the trends — and how you can achieve success. 


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


Discount Rates for NAHC PDGM Video, Webinar Series

HCA members may use discount codes for a PDGM webinar series from the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC). The series originally included seven programs but has been expanded to nine webinars available to HCA members as a package for $199 – a considerable savings over the $99 price for each webinar. To download the webinars, visit https:// www.nahc.org/pdgm-states/. At checkout, you’ll have the option to enter one of the following discount codes for HCA members:

  • Individual Webinar Code: PDGM-Ind-NY01
  • PDGM Webinar Series (all nine webinars) Code: PDGM-NY01
  • PDGM Video Code: PDGM-NY01
  • Combined Video & Webinar Series Code: PDGM-Combo-NY01

Webinars for Home Health and Hospice Aides

Various dates to June 11, 2020
3 to 4 p.m. for live webinars
(A recording of each webinar is accessible for 30 days following the live event)

Provide your home health and hospice aide staff with the benefits of webinar-based education that is convenient, cost-effective and with no limit on the number of participants through your registered site connection. Here is the next webinar in this 12-part series (see the full brochure below for all webinars):

  • April 9, 2020: The Aide’s Role in Home Care Safety (registration deadline is April 2). Speaker: Kathie Smith, RN, BSN. Safety hazards can exist in many areas of the client’s home and the hazards may increase the risk of client falls and other injuries. This workshop will cover ways the in-home aide can help the client to make their home safer and avoid injury to the client and worker.


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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