Upcoming Events

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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.

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; 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; policy changes; Future education programs.

Compliance Roundtable: Tackling Survey “Hot Spots” and Plans of Correction

April 26, 2018
New York City

HCA presents the first in a series of new compliance roundtable programs, beginning on April 26 in New York City with a session entitled Tackling Survey “Hot Spots” and Plans of Correction. 

The purpose of these sessions, for HCA members only, is to dive a little more deeply into specific compliance areas, guided by expert facilitators or panelists from the provider, consultant or regulatory and enforcement sectors. For our inaugural roundtable program on April 26, the issue of focus will be state surveys of LHCSAs and CHHAs, including common issues that agencies are cited for and tips and guidance for the development and implementation of effective plans of correction.


HCA’s Annual Conference: 40 Years Strong!

May 9-11, 2018
Saratoga Springs, NY

HCA’s milestone Annual Conference is on May 9-11, celebrating our 40th year as an association with the theme 40 Years Strong.

For this banner conference, we’ll be joined by special guest Bill Dombi, President of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, as well as other expert presenters offering insights on all facets of home care operations.

These sessions, networking opportunities and more will help your organization plan for the future by: tackling emerging issues, enhancing your team’s performance, confronting public health and population health challenges, and optimizing your success with some of the biggest challenges happening to home care in decades.

Webinar: Surveys Under the New Conditions of Participation

May 31, 2018
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

During this intermediate session for Agency Directors, Clinical Managers and Nurse Case Managers, participants will learn effective strategies and approaches to prepare for surveys and how to stay in compliance with the new home health Conditions of Participation (CoPs). This interactive program will discuss the new survey G tags and lessons learned since CoP implementation while identifying the top survey deficiencies so far, challenges with coordination of care, care planning, and how these items touch almost every aspect of the business. Know what you need to do now to comply with the standards!

Presenter J’non Griffin, RN MHA, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-C, is the president of Home Health Solutions, LLC, and a nationally recognized speaker with over 30 years of home health experience.

This program is offered in partnership with the Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice. Contact hours are available. See the brochure for details.


Driving Decisions with Data: A Seminar for Clinical Managers

June 6, 2018
Albany Marriott
189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205

Home health care agencies will survive and thrive in the new value based health care world if their clinical managers use data to improve population health outcomes, lower costs, reduce waste in work and improve the patient and clinician experience. The new Medicare Conditions of Participation for home health care also require agencies to adopt a data driven approach to Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QAPI).

This practical and interactive seminar will help managers understand their role in using data to drive decisions for both the agency QAPI process and in daily clinical work.

Managers will leave with essential tools and techniques for obtaining data, step by step data analysis methods and practical methods for achieving target goals.

Participants will have an opportunity to analyze clinical and business data, to develop action plans and to apply data-driven decisions to real operational work problems.

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 through to June 2018. Download the registration form at the link above for session details. Here are the next installments in the series:

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

May 10, 2018: The Aide’s Role in Infection Control in Home Care & Hospice
(registration deadline is May 3)

June 14, 2018:  The Aide’s Role in Enhancing the Patient’s Experience with the Home Care Bill of Rights
(registration deadline is June 7)


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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