Upcoming Events

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HCA Member Discounts on Wound Care Education Institute Courses for Clinicians

Online course and 5-day onsite courses, Including Sessions in May, August  and October woundcarelogo

HCA has partnered with the Wound Care Education Institute to provide HCA members with discounts on courses for wound and skin care management. These include an online class as well as upcoming five-day onsite courses. These courses offer an evidence-based approach to wound management, along with an opportunity for certification. 


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 are the next three webinars in this 12-part series (see the full brochure for all webinars in the series):

  • November 8, 2018:  The Aide’s Role in Managing Stress in the Workplace (registration deadline is  November 2):Stress is the body’s reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses. You can experience stress from your environment, your body, your thoughts. Even positive life changes such as a promotion, or the birth of a child produce stress. Taking care of yourself is an important part of your overall well-being and stress management is a component of that. This presentation will cover tips on managing stress.
  • December 13, 2018: The Aide’s Role in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (registration deadline is December 7)An estimated 8% of Americans, or 24.4 million people, have PTSD at any given time. Learn the risk factors related to PTSD, how to best work with your patients who have PTSD, and strategies to help promote their best quality of life.


Corporate Compliance Symposium Co-Sponsored by HCA and HPCANYS

October 17, 2018

As regulatory concerns and risk targets evolve, HCA and HPCANYS have joined forces for a home care and hospice Corporate Compliance Symposium to help you avoid costly vulnerabilities or potential pitfalls. This special conference covers the most pressing audit, oversight and internal assessment considerations to help you protect your agency, your staff and the integrity of your services to patients.

You’ll hear from the state Medicaid program’s audit chief, the Medicaid Inspector General, as well as the Department of Health’s principal home and community‐based regulatory officer, and consultants with expertise on compliance hot‐topics, Medicare contractor audit initiatives, cybersecurity, and more.



Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy: OASIS D 2-Day Workshop

October 22 & 23, 2018 Workshop (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
October 24, 2018 Optional COS-C Exam (9 to 11:30 a.m.)

Workshop/Exam Location
VNSNY Corporate Office
107 E. 70th Street
1st Floor Conference Room New York, NY 10021

Hotel Accommodations
Doubletree by Hilton
569 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022

This workshop provides instruction on the significant changes implemented with OASIS-D on January 1, 2019 based on the most current CMS guidance available. It provides effective, up-to-the-minute education targeted for field data collectors, their supervisors, OASIS educators and reviewers, quality improvement staff, and those preparing for the COS-C Exam.

Objectives for this 2-Day,13 Contact Hour Workshop objectives include:

  • Selecting OASIS responses that accurately represent clinical assessment findings
  • Providing accurate data for quality measurement and reimbursement
  • Documenting OASIS data collection compliant with CMS resources and instructions.


NEW DATE: Downstate LHCSA and HCC Forum

NEW DATE: October 25, 2018
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
New York City

Please join your LHCSA and HCC colleagues, HCA staff and Board Members for an exchange of valuable information, advocacy concerns and recommendations for action. Some of the vital issues to be covered at our upcoming Downstate LHCSA Forum include:

  • LHCSA-MLTC Contract Limits
  • LHCSA Moratorium and Need Methodology
  • LHCSA Statistical Report and Registration Process
  • 24-Hour/Live-In Cases
  • CDPAP Fiscal Intermediary Authorization Process
  • Any Other Regulatory Changes
  • Uniform Billing Codes
  • Additional Issues or Concerns

This forum is for HCA Members Only. If you are not currently a member of HCA, but would like to become one, please contact Laura Constable, Director of Membership at (518) 810-0660.


Three-Part Webinar Series on Hospice Billing: Become an Elite Hospice Biller!

Series available individually or as a discounted group
October 29, 2018
November 1, 2018
November 8, 2018

Be among the elite group of billers who know the ins and outs of all hospice Medicare billing regulations. This three-part webinar series will lay a concrete foundation for hospice billers, and any hospice staff who need to more effectively understand the Medicare regulations. The series will cover Medicare eligibility on Notice of Election and claim forms and sequential billing requirements, as well as billing requirements to deal with late NOEs. We will review the regulations for billing all hospice services, face-to-face encounters and when home health provides care while a patient is on service with hospice. The program will conclude with many of the day-to-day scenarios that billers face.


Mastering the LHCSA Survey Process: Upstate and NYC Sessions

October 30, 2018 (9:30 a.m. to noon)

During these insightful HCA Bootcamp sessions, state Department of Health Regional Office staff will discuss the LHCSA re-licensure survey process and activities.

The Department will also identify the top 10 deficiencies cited for regulatory non-compliance for LHCSAs statewide.

Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to garner a better understanding of the survey process and better prepare yourself for navigating your agency through a re-licensure survey.


Home Care and Dementia 4-Part Webinar Series

November 2, 9, 16 & 30, 2018
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia offers unique challenges in the home health care setting. Dementia caregiving is a world where the ‘normal’ rules don’t apply, and professional caregivers need continuing education and guidance to learn how to support, motivate, and keep people with dementia safe. Join the experts from C&V Senior Care for this four-part series on Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

This full program has been approved for 6 nursing credit hours, or 1.5 per session. Individuals requesting nursing contact hours will receive a certificate of contact hours earned.


Quality and Technology Symposium

November 14 and 15, 2018
Suffern, NY

In alignment with value‐based payment (VBP) metrics and ‘triple‐aim’ principles, this program brings you in‐demand speakers covering the most pressing topics at the powerful intersection of quality outcomes, technologies and program designs.

We’ll help solidify your understanding of the new Interpretive Guidelines for the Home Health CoPs — an area of near‐daily technical inquiry from home care providers, and a topic where we know you and your team need answers.

You’ll also learn process improvements to overcome costly and wasteful fragmentation in your clinical teams’ workflow from one of HCA’s highest‐rated presenters, along with: tips for population health management; telehealth strategies; insights on interdisciplinary pharmacist support for medically complex patients; and new resources to identify and prevent elder‐abuse.


Join HCA for Downstate & Upstate CHHA Forums in Late November

Upstate (Albany): November 27
Downstate (NYC): November 29

HCA is holding two CHHA Member Forums (both downstate and upstate) in November to brief CHHA members on: vital issues of direct concern to CHHAs; HCA’s activity on your behalf; and to promote a two-way conversation about next steps on your technical, programmatic or advocacy needs.

HCA’s members-only Forums are an important benefit of your membership, giving you a venue to interact with HCA staff and members, and exchange valuable information with your colleagues. We’ve identified a range of top issues for discussion at these two forums, including:

  • Financial condition of CHHAs and operational and contracting concerns;
  • An update on the federal calendar year 2019 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HHPPS) Final Rule;
  • Upcoming 2019-20 State Fiscal Year (SFY) Budget issues and concerns;
  • Surveillance and compliance challenges;
  • HCA initiatives that affect the provision of home health services; and
  • Other issues of concern to CHHAs



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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