Upcoming Events

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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


Webinars for Home Health and Hospice Aides

Various dates to July 13, 2019

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 for all webinars):

  • June 13, 2019: The Aide’s Role in Understanding CVAs (registration deadline is June 7) with speaker Jane Garrett, RN, BSN, MHSA. This webinar will discuss how 80% of all strokes can be prevented with healthy behaviors, how long term effects of a stroke may be minimized with immediate treatment, and how more people are surviving and beating stroke.


WEBINAR: 4-Part ICD-10 Coding Webinar Series: Thursdays in May

May 2, 9, 16, 23
1-2 p.m.

This series will prepare coders for the Patient Driven Groupings Model. With PDGM’s 64% increase in case-mix categories (for a total of 432 possible case-mix-adjusted-groups), coders need to be prepared and ready for: the coding of comorbidities, understanding the complexities of wound coding, and correctly coding for dementia, Alzheimer’s and other cognitive deficits. Participants can join any single webinar date, or all four. See the brochure below for specific topics.


Two PDGM Programs on Coding Essentials & Clinical Management

Register for one or both programs at a special rate!

PDGM Coding Essentials
Featuring Trish Tulloch
June 12, 2019
Schenectady, NY

With PDGM coming, your outcomes and financial viability demand precision and accuracy in the capturing and reporting of all clinical data. This includes OASIS‐D1 and ICD‐10‐CM diagnosis coding practices that are essential to quality outcomes and agency reimbursement within the larger construct of new clinical groupings and subgroupings under PDGM. This program will make vital connections across the various coding categories and functions for PDGM readiness.

PDGM Bootcamp For Clinical Managers and Quality Staff
Featuring Barbara Katz
July 11, 2019
Suffern, NY

Home Health Care Clinical Managers/Supervisors of Clinical Services, Quality Management staff and Clinical Educators will play a key role in the successful implementation of the new Medicare Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). In this interactive session, attendees will learn the four key elements of the PDGM scoring system: admission source and timing, clinical groupings, functional levels and comorbidities.


6 Legal Experts, 1 Day of Hot Topics in Labor Law

June 13, 2019

On June 13, HCA is bringing you six legal experts (yes, 6!) from Bond Shoeneck & King who will cover paramount issues in home care labor law, helping you curb risk and appropriately fulfill requirements.

This session, moderated by Tracy Miller, chair of the firm’s Health Care Practice Group, will examine: 24-hour/live-in cases and the recent Court of Appeals Ruling; Paid Family and Sick Leave laws; State and City Sexual Harassment Laws; current developments in immigration law; and updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act “Regular Rate” of pay requirements for overtime.


Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy – OASIS D Data Set

June 17-18 (Workshop); June 19 (Optional COS-C Exam) in Webster, NY (near Rochester)

September 23-24 (Workshop); September 25 (Optional COS-C Exam) in NYC

Acclaimed OASIS training is back. HCA generally offers two of these trainings each year: one upstate and downstate. This 13 contact hour program is accompanied by an optional Certificate for OASIS Specialist exam (COS-C) at the same location.

Your clinicians and RN leaders need regular OASIS training, especially to keep their COS-C certification current and even more so this year with the onset of OASIS-D changes. These changes include the removal of more than two dozen items, as well as the addition or revision of several others.

OASIS accuracy and assessment reviews are vital for keeping track and ensuring proper reimbursement. OASIS is conducted for every one of your Medicare patients at multiple stages in the care progression. These assessments also feed the publicly reported outcome data about your agency, so you need to ensure that it accurately reflects the profile of your patients and services. Encourage your clinicians to register today.



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, 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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