Upcoming Events

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Webinar: Ensuring Your Agency’s Compliance with NYC Paid Sick Leave Law, FMLA, and NYS Paid Family Leave Law

February 26, 2020
1-2 p.m.

As a result of an investigation by the New York City (NYC) Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), eleven home health care agencies were recently ordered to pay about $450,000 in restitution to more than 4,100 employees for violations of the city’s sick leave law. In addition, what started as a Sick Leave investigation, resulted in referrals to other government investigators regarding wage parity violations.

This program will provide an overview of the NYC Paid Safe and Sick Leave law, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the state’s Paid Family Leave law – all requirements that agencies have found confusing but that they need to know. Those who are Fiscal Intermediaries (FIs) under the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program should understand that the FMLA will now also apply to FIs so FIs will also want to participate in this program.


LHCSA Forums: Upstate and Downstate Sessions

Please join your LHCSA colleagues, HCA staff and board members for an exchange of vital information, advocacy concerns and recommendations for action. HCA is holding two sessions of our LHCSA Forum, one for providers downstate and another for providers upstate to address issues of regional specificity and offer updates on the proposed state budget, the LHCSA public need methodology, the new home care cost report, the fiscal intermediary request for offers and per-member-per-month administrative services payment change and more. Click the program titles below for a flyer and registration form to attend either session.

Downstate LHCSA & HCC Forum
February 24, 2020
New York City

Upstate LHCSA Forum
March 6, 2020

Home Care Cost Report Seminars: Upstate and Downstate Sessions

March 6, 2020
Utica, NY

March 25, 2020 — NEWLY ADDED!
Farmingdale, NY

HCA is pleased to partner with the state Department of Health (DOH) and KPMG for this informative program designed for Certified Home Health Agencies (CHHA), Licensed Home Care Services Agencies (LHCSA), and Fiscal Intermediaries (FI). The goal of these sessions — one upstate and another downstate — is to provide background and guidance for providers to understand the information required in the New Home Care Cost Report submission and audit processes as well as offer leading practices for agencies to follow.

During this session, speakers from DOH and KPMG will walk through individual scenarios that may arise while agencies are completing the Home Care Cost Report. CHHAs, LHCSAs, and FIs will also have the opportunity to raise questions about the Home Care cost report and audit information.


Senior Financial Managers Summit

March 12, 2020
Troy, NY

As you know, 2020 has already proved to be a record-tough year in the financing of home and community-based services. A New Year’s Eve announcement of 1% across-the-board Medicaid cuts was only a prelude to bigger, multi-billion-dollar financing questions in the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) process now underway. These state budget challenges coincide, of course, with the onset of PDGM on January 1.

This is a lot to navigate, and HCA is here to help senior finance managers, CFOs and executives do so.

Join us for this popular signature program that will help you understand and oversee the full scope of finance issues in home care, hospice and MLTC, including technical rate issues, what’s working (and not working) in the PDGM transition, the implications of the state budget and much more.


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

One-day sessions coming to 12 cities nationally; Boston and Philadelphia summits closest to New York-based providers

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. 


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

Experts from BlackTree Healthcare Consulting will discuss the impact of important upcoming payment and regulatory changes on your revenue cycle and clinical operations. Remaining live session dates are below, as well as access to archives of prior sessions.

Revenue Cycle Management Under PDGM — Part I (Available as an archive of November 2019 session) 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 (Available as an archive of December 2019 session) Intake, insurance verification, authorization

Revenue Cycle Management Under PDGM — Part III (Available as an archive of December 2019 session) Clinical operations, case management/LUPA management, scheduling and 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


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):

  • March 12, 2020: The Aide’s Role in Infection Prevention and Control (registration deadline is March 5); Speaker: MichelleWhite, DNP, RN, CNL. This workshop will help raise understanding of basic principles of infection prevention and control, with a focus on blood borne pathogens, the principles surrounding transmission, and methods in which aides can protect themselves and their patients.


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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