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.

Webinar: Hospice Reimbursement and the Proposed Rule 2021

May 27, 2020
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The hospice election statement changes go into effect on October 2020. Are you ready? In addition to the election statement itself, there will also be an addendum requirement demanding that clinicians fully understand what is allowed and not allowed under the Medicare Benefit and the regulations. This webinar will explain these important changes. It will provide the latest data on hospice reimbursement, and it will take you through other components of the Hospice Medicare Proposed Rule 2021. Plus, we’ll outline the demo for hospice inclusion in Medicare Advantage.


Webinar: Introduction to HCA Home Care Clinician Training For COVID-19 Testing

May 28, 2020
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Home care agencies and their skilled clinicians are in a pivotal position to advance state and federal goals for broad, community-based testing from the safety of a person’s home.

Learn more in this introductory presentation about how your home care or hospice agency can take part in a newly unveiled statewide training effort being led by the Home Care Association of New York State, Iroquois Healthcare Alliance, and Mohawk Valley Health System.

The on-demand online training for home health RNs and other qualified personnel will instruct on proper COVID-19 specimen collection procedures that can be conducted at home. The content of the course is inclusive of the NYSDOH Training for Sample Collection Procedure for SARS CoV 2 Diagnostic Testing approved on May 15, 2020.

This training initiative is funded by the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.


June 2, 9, 16 and 23: Four-part Wound Care Webinars

In conjunction with the Minnesota HomeCare Association (MHCA), HCA is cosponsoring a four-part Wound Care Webinar Series in June. Session dates are below.

  • Webinar 1: Risk Assessment (June 2, 2020)
  • Webinar 2: Assessment & Staging of Pressure Injuries (June 9, 2020)
  • Webinar 3: Topical Management of Pressure Injuries (June 16, 2020)
  • Webinar 4: Assessment & Treatment of Lower Extremity Ulcers (June 23, 2020)


HCA’s Annual Conference

NEW DATE: August 25-27
Saratoga Springs, NY

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 at our flagship forty-second annual conference in Saratoga Springs, NY

Learn more at http://hcaannualconference.com/.

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. 


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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