Upcoming Education & Events

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HCA Member Zoom Meeting on Vaccinations

January 13, 2021, 10 to 11 a.m.

On January 13 at 10 a.m., HCA will hold a statewide member meeting on Zoom to discuss the most current home care and hospice vaccination guidance (including the distribution process and sites), answer your questions, and listen to your experiences or needs so that HCA can further address issues with vaccine planners and policymakers on your behalf. Register here. You will receive access instructions after HCA confirms the membership status of registrants.


Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit

January 20-22, 2021 — Virtual Edition

Our time, and its extraordinary challenges, demand creative Leadership NOW, More Than Ever.

The Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit (NELS) virtual edition is ready to help cultivate and renew your leadership toolbox.

Please see our agenda and register today for this premier leadership program: the only one of its kind for talented home care leaders and rising stars in the northeast.

We’ll explore home health lessons-learned as well as future guidance for navigating the pandemic.

NAHC’s Bill Dombi will sharpen your insights on the Washington policy landscape.

Plus, our professional and team development tracks will share: practices and techniques to achieve a mindset for growth; technological tools to power up your productivity; adaptive thinking skills to navigate uncertainty; and a diversity mindset that engages your workforce’s ideas, energy, and insight, leading to improved customer experience, faster innovation, and greater retention rates.


OASIS Answers ‘INSTANT Hacks’ Webinar Series

February 18-19, 2021, from noon to 2 p.m. (Register by February 10, 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 February 10, 2021 to ensure you have your ‘Hacks Kit’ for the webinars.


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 download our Call for Presenters form below for details on how you can participate in HCA education.




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