Upcoming Events

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Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy: OASIS D-1 Data Set

September 23 & 24, 2019 Workshop
September 25, 2019 COS-C Exam

Your clinicians need regular OASIS training to stay up-to-date and maintain certification, plus OASIS-D-1 includes the removal of more than a dozen items, along with other additions or revisions. HCA is sponsoring the acclaimed Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy Workshop and an optional COS-C Exam in NYC.


3-Part Hospice Billing Webinar Series: Become an Elite Hospice Biller

September 30, October 1 and October 2 (10-11:30 a.m.)

This three-part series will lay a solid foundation for hospice staff who need to understand the Medicare regulations on hospice billing. This includes face-to-face encounters, the aggregate cap self-report, palliative care billing and the latest on HIS updates and transmission requirements. The three-part series is available for live webinar viewing and/or as a video recording (contact hours earnable for viewing the recording within six months of the live webinar date).


Compliance Experts Lead October 17 HCA Symposium

October 17, 2019
Albany, NY

“If you think compliance is expensive, try non-compliance,” former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty once wisely observed.

The toll is not just financial: as in government fines or penalties, civil liabilities, legal or recovery costs, or loss of licensure/operational privileges, which are bad enough. Noncompliance costs can also be counted in the form of grave reputational risks to your organization.

HCA’s flagship Corporate Compliance Symposium provides your compliance officers and executive teams with the tools, resources, information and guidelines to overcome these risks. This includes procedural best-practices for self-auditing, so that your own internal investigations can detect pitfalls instead of government or law enforcement doing so on your behalf, and at great expense to your organization.


PDGM Bootcamp for Clinical Managers and Quality Staff

October 23, 2019
Fairport, NY

Following a highly raved-about session earlier this year, HCA is bringing back clinician expert Barbara Katz for another installment of her PDGM Bootcamp for Clinical Managers and Quality Staff, this time in Fairport, near Rochester, to accommodate Western and Central New York providers.

Clinical managers will leave this program with specific techniques to support coding, scoring and billing, all while using the least amount of resources to produce the best outcomes. Topics include: optimizing complex care, episode utilization and case management, interdisciplinary teamwork, care coordination and collaboration. The session will also describe key PDGM measures and monitoring techniques to optimize efficiency, achieve success and prevent pitfalls.


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 has arranged for our members to receive NAHC member discount pricing on a newly launched video and webinar series to help you get a handle on PDGM. Write to HCA’s Education Director Celisia Street (cstreet@hcanys.org) so we can verify your HCA membership to send you the codes.

  • PDGM Video Presentation: This 5-and-a-half-hour course provides you with an understanding of what PDGM will mean for your business. Leading industry experts will provide an overview and cover the topics of clinical, financial, operations, business analytics, and technology. 
  • PDGM Webinar Series: If you attended the PDGM National Summits or watched the video presentation, but want a deeper understanding, this seven-part series is for you. These one-hour-long webinars will occur from May-August and can be watched in real time or at a later date depending on your schedule. 


Webinars for Home Health and Hospice Aides

Various dates to June 11, 2020
(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 below for all webinars):

  • October 10, 2019: The Aide’s Role in HIPAA and Confidentiality (registration deadline is October 3); Speaker: Michelle White, DNP, RN, CNL. This workshop will focus on assisting your in‐home aides in understanding HIPAA and confidentiality guidelines. This workshop will offer practical tips to ensure that the paraprofessional adheres to the required privacy standards. Also included: the impact of social media such as Facebook, YouTube and cell phones, text messages, etc.


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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