Upcoming Education & Events

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Navigating the New State Marijuana Law 

Tuesday, May 18, 2021, from 2 to 3 p.m.

$69 for HCA Members (use discount code: HCAMember)
$119 for Non-Members

New York State recently passed legislation that legalizes the recreational use and possession of up to 3 ounces of marijuana by adults over age 21. It allows for recreational use prior to the beginning of and after the conclusion of the employee’s work hours.

Frank Kerbein, Director for the Center for Human Resources at The Business Council of NYS, will review the provisions of the new law, how they may affect employers in general and home care providers specifically.

Frank Kerbein is responsible for advocacy on labor/HR, unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation issues, and for providing human resources consulting services to Council members. His prior work experience includes human resources staff and leadership positions in the financial services and health care arenas. Frank is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations with more than 35 years of experience in human resource management. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a Certified Association Executive (CAE), and a frequent presenter of human resource topics across the state and nationally.


Hospice Nuts and Bolts: A Webinar

May 18, 2021, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
May 20, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This program covers the Conditions of Participation in detail, including the Medicare benefit from a clinical perspective. Presenters Sharon Seaton, RN BSN CHPN HCS-O HCS-D, and Rebecca Crane, PhD, MSN, RN, CHPN, CHC have decades of experience in senior management for home health and hospice agencies. They’ll define key components of the Medicare Hospice benefit, identify documentation requirements in several areas, explain the form and function of the Interdisciplinary Team, the QAPI program and how it relates to corporate compliance, and more.


OASIS Answers ‘INSTANT Hacks’ Webinar Series

June 17-18, 2021, from 3 to 5 p.m. (register by June 9, 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 session spans 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 deadline above to receive your “HACKS Kit” in time.


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.

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 consider submitting a proposal.

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