Upcoming Events

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Webinar: CMS Discharge Planning Rule, What You Need to Know

November 20, 2019
11 a.m. to noon

A new discharge planning rule is in effect beginning November 29, 2019. This new rule now requires hospitals to report your agency’s quality data to prospective patients. Learn more about how to comply and position your agency during this well timed webinar with Quality in Real Time President Laura Page-Greifinger. During this presentation, attendees will find out why institutional referrals are more important under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and how providers must adapt to the changes and be the patient’s provider of choice.


Four-Part Webinar Series: Sharpening Your Focus on Revenue Cycle Management to Succeed Under PDGM

In this four-part webinar series, experts from BlackTree Healthcare Consulting will discuss the impact of important upcoming payment and regulatory changes on your revenue cycle and clinical operations. Topics and session dates are below.

Revenue Cycle Management Under PDGM — Part I
November 19, 2019
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • Update on Final Rule (PDGM Focus)
  • Cash Flow Impact Analysis for Q1 2020
  • Review Choice Demonstration
  • Medicare Advantage Landscape

Revenue Cycle Management Under PDGM — Part II
December 17, 2019
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • Intake
  • Insurance Verification
  • Authorization

Revenue Cycle Management Under PDGM — Part III
January 15, 2020
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Clinical Operations
  • Case Management/LUPA Management
  • Scheduling
  • Telehealth Utilization

Revenue Cycle Management Under PDGM — Part IV
March 4, 2020
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • Orders Tracking
  • Billing
  • Cash Posting
  • Finance


OASIS-D and D1: The Significance of PDGM, Agency Outcomes, and the IMPACT Act

On-demand webinar available until December 31, 2019

OASIS-D1 begins January 1, 2020. These revisions, while few, fall on the heels of OASIS-D, just one year prior.

Providing a review of all significant OASIS-D1 changes, this session will specifically focus on M1800/M1033 items that are of prime importance under PDGM. It will also dig into GG and J items. Participants will understand the rationale for changes between OASIS-D and D1, including items added by the IMPACT Act.

Of special focus will be items that assume major significance under PDGM: grooming (M1800), dressing (M1810 and M1820), bathing (M1830), toilet transferring (M1840), transferring (M1850), ambulation/locomotion (M1860), and hospitalization risk (M1033).

This session will also focus on the importance of interdisciplinary team efforts to create consistencies that improve patient and financial outcomes, ensuring that clinicians are answering the OASIS items in the same manner.


Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit: Vision 2020, Home Care In Focus

January 28-30, 2019

Put home care in focus for ‘Vision 2020’ today! Online registration is now open for the 2020 Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit in Boston. This is the premier leadership program for home health executives in eight northeast states. HCA is the coordinator of the event, and members from any of the sponsoring state associations are entitled to a member discount.

With the home health rule and PDGM now finalized, you will not want to miss our pre-conference to help guide you on your continuing quest for success.

You’ll also gain important perspectives and tips on recruitment-and-retention, creating “drama-free” teams that get results, predictions about the future of post-acute care reforms and how you should consider positioning your organization, plus so much more!

All the information you need is on the summit website, including the agenda at-a-glance with a full line-up of session topics, as well as hotel information, and more.


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 has arranged for our members to receive NAHC member discount pricing on a newly launched video and webinar series to help you get a handle on PDGM. Write to HCA’s Education Director Celisia Street (cstreet@hcanys.org) so we can verify your HCA membership to send you the codes.

  • PDGM Video Presentation: This five-and-a-half-hour course provides you with an understanding of what PDGM will mean for your business. Leading industry experts will provide an overview and cover the topics of clinical, financial, operations, business analytics, and technology. 
  • PDGM Webinar Series: If you attended the PDGM National Summits or watched the video presentation, but want a deeper understanding, this nine-part series is for you. The webinars are available on-demand for viewing at any time. 


Webinars for Home Health and Hospice Aides

Various dates to June 11, 2020
(Each live webinar runs from 3 to 4 p.m. 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):

  • November 14, 2019: “The Aide’s Role in Alzheimer’s and Dementia” (registration deadline is November 7); Speaker: Kathie Smith, RN, BSN. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a type of dementia that affects thought, memory and language. As the disease gets worse, people often need more and more care. This webinar will assist the in‐home aide in being able to describe the role they play in helping to manage patients with AD.


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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