Upcoming Events

Click the session titles below for a brochure and registration form.

8 Regional Sepsis Training and Cross-Sector Collaboration Sessions Across NYS

Coming up: Long Island Session I (March 8), Long Island Session II (March 9)

Supported by a grant from the NYS Health Foundation, HCA and sepsis leaders (including IPRO, national Sepsis Alliance, Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention, and others) are holding eight in-depth training sessions across New York State for all home care and applicable providers on sepsis, steps for provider adoption and clinical application of the sepsis screening tool, clinical case application, integration into agency procedures and records, and more.

Hospitals, physician practices, EMS, health plans and other community partners engaged in sepsis education, prevention, intervention and treatment should also plan (and are urged) to attend. These sessions will include cross-sector collaboration segments to exchange critical information, best practices and other planning.



Join Us for CHHA Forums: a Venue to Exchange CHHA-specific Updates, Info and Concerns 

Newly added Downstate Session on March 16 along with February 23 session in Albany

HCA is presenting two sessions of our first CHHA Member Forum in many years to gather our CHHA members from every region of the state for a focused discussion on issues that matter to CHHAs and to exchange valuable information.

Some of the issues to be discussed include:

  • Update on state budget provisions impacting CHHAs and home care providers
  • The financial condition of CHHAs and operational and contracting concerns
  • Challenges facing CHHAs in integrated models of care and payments
  • Compliance challenges

Please join us and be prepared to engage with HCA in support of our advocacy on your behalf.

Upstate CHHA Member Forum
Friday, February 23, 2018
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jackson Lewis Offices
677 Broadway, 9th Floor Conference Room
Albany, New York 12207
Lunch will be served.


Downstate CHHA Member Forum
Friday, March 16, 2018
10:30am to 1:30pm
Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.
520 Eighth Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Lunch will be served.

Webinar on Ethical Existential and/or Spiritual Care for Persons of All Faiths and Ideologies: What All Disciplines Can Do

Gain Contact Hours!

February 28, 2018
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

When we provide competent spiritual care, outcomes are improved for patients, families, professionals, and agencies. Research indicates patients want to talk with their clinicians about spiritual concerns, but providers’ discomfort with the topic, lack of training, and a fear of breaching boundaries serve as significant barriers to these conversations.

This presentation will discuss the literature behind why ethical existential and/or spiritual care is important, methods of screening for and responding to spiritual distress, resources to help make it all easier, and clear boundaries to protect everyone involved in the process.

Continuing Education Credits Available!

This program is offered in partnership with the Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice.

Presenter Rev. Dr. Carla Cheatham is now the Principal and Lead Trainer for Carla Cheatham Consulting Group, LLC and serves as a national keynote speaker and educator teaching in the areas of clinical presence and attunement, compassion fatigue and resilience, ethical spiritual and existential care, grief support, ethical boundaries and healthy teams, and more.


LHCSA and HCC Forums Upstate and Downstate in March and April

HCA is holding the following Forums for our LHCSA and Home Care Counsel of HCA members. Click the session titles for more information and to register using our downloadable flyer.

Downstate LHCSA/HCC Forum: March 27, 2018

This members-only forum, to be held in NYC, will cover:

  • State budget Update
  • CDPAP Fiscal Intermediary Authorization Process
  • 24-Hour/Live-In Cases
  • Uniform Billing Codes
  • Any Regulatory Changes

Upstate LHCSA Forum: April 16, 2018

This members-only forum, to be held in Utica, will cover:

  • Final State Budget provisions
  • Uniform billing codes
  • CDPAP Fiscal Intermediary Authorization Process
  • Any regulatory changes

HCC Forum: April 18, 2018

This members-only forum, to be held in NYC, will cover:

  • Update on HRA contracts and other issues
  • Final State Budget provisions
  • Authorization process for fiscal intermediaries
  • 24 Hour/Live-in cases
  • QIVAPP funding
  • Other policy changes
  • Future education programs

Senior Financial Managers Forum

March 22, 2018

HCA’s Senior Financial Managers Forum is our popular daylong conference that covers every major finance and reimbursement issue confronting home care providers and MLTC plans on the state and federal levels.

Traditionally, HCA’s Forum has been reserved for HCA members only, but this year we are opening registration to all home care providers and MLTCs, with a premium registration rate for HCA members.

As in past years, HCA Policy staff will be joined by state Department of Health reimbursement officials, consultants, federal policy experts, and, new this year, a representative from New York’s Medicare Administrative Contractor, National Government Services. Please join us on March 22 to hear from these experts and get all of your finance questions and information needs covered.


Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy OASIS C-2 Data Set

April 9-10, 2018 Workshop (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
April 11, 2018 COS-C Exam

Hilton Garden Inn
6004 Fair Lakes Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057

This nationally acclaimed program provides effective and current education targeted for field data collectors, their supervisors and those preparing for the COS-C Exam, plus eligibility for 13 contact hours.

Participants will achieve mastery of the OASIS items, conventions, and the latest data collection rules through guided expert instruction and participation in problem-solving discussions and application scenarios.

Individuals may register for the workshop, the exam or both, occurring at the same location.



Webinars for Home Health and Hospice Aides

HCA is sponsoring a series of webinars to provide training for home health and hospice aides. These programs are being offered on various dates from July 2017 to June 2018. Download the registration form at the link above for session details. Here are the next installments in the series:

February 8, 2018: The Aide’s Role in Dealing with Combative Dementia Patients
(registration deadline is February 1)

March 8, 2018: The Aide’s Role in Confidentiality and HIPAA
(registration deadline is March 1)

April 12, 2018:  The Aide’s Role in Assisting a Patient with Chronic Pain
(registration deadline is April 5)


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.  


HCA Member Discounts on Wound Care Education Institute Courses for Clinicians

Online course and 5-day onsite courses 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. 




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