Upcoming Education & Events

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Join HCA for Summer 2021 Virtual HCA Member Meetings in July

Join HCA for a series of free Summer 2021 Virtual Member Meetings on Zoom in July where our Policy Team will brief you on priority issues, hear your concerns, and discuss solutions for HCA action.

While the state has lifted the public health emergency declaration, home and community-based organizations still face major workforce, regulatory, financial, and operational support needs that must be addressed in the aftermath.

HCA’s Virtual Member Meetings will engage members on those needs as well as other federal, state, and local developments specific to your region.

Please choose the location and date nearest you and complete the registration link for each person attending from your organization. While these sessions will be virtual, we’ve organized them regionally in order to discuss more localized dynamics.

Western New York and Central New York

July 8, 2021
2-3:30 p.m.
Register on Zoom Here

New York City and Long Island (two options)

July 12, 2021
10:30 a.m. to noon
Register on Zoom Here


July 27, 2021
10:30 a.m. to noon
Register on Zoom Here

Capital Region/Hudson Valley

July 22, 2021
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Register on Zoom Here

Building a Successful QAPI Program

August 10, 2021, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In this session, Sharon M. Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA, HCS-D of Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc. will help you understand the hospice QAPI CoP and know the rules for the condition.

We will detail the steps for building a successful QAPI program as well as developing action plans to ensure your agency’s QAPI program is effective, improving compliance and performance.


OASIS Answers ‘INSTANT Hacks’ Webinar Series

August 30-31, 2021, from 8 to 10 a.m. (register by August 20, 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.


Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy OASIS D1 Data Set Workshop and Optional COS-C Exam

October 11-12 workshop in NYC, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Register here)
October 13 optional exam in NYC, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Register here)

Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy provides a comprehensive look at the OASIS items, including the OASIS-D1 revisions and OASIS-related PDGM information effective January 1, 2020.

This effective, up-to-the-minute education is targeted for field data collectors, their supervisors, OASIS educators and reviewers, quality improvement staff and those preparing for the COS-C Exam.

Other benefits:

  • Be eligible for 13 contact hours
  • Learn the principles necessary to succeed on the COS-C exam offered optionally at the same location (on October 13). This voluntary certificate examination is for those interested in demonstrating and establishing their expertise and commitment to OASIS data accuracy.
  • Special exam discount: You will receive a $50 discount if you take this two-day workshop prior to the exam.

Workshop/Exam Location

Mutual of America Building
320 Park Avenue, 35th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Hotel Accommodations

DoubleTree by Hilton-Metropolitan NYC
569 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Please call (800) 222-8733 before September 9 and ask for the Home Care Association of NYS Block. Group Code is HCA.


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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