Upcoming Events

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HCA’s State Advocacy Day

February 5, 2020

On New Year’s Eve, the Governor’s office took an unprecedented step, triggering 1% Medicaid payment cuts well before the upcoming state budget process where additional reductions are also expected.

Given this environment, we urgently need you at HCA’s State Advocacy Day on February 5 in Albany. This is your opportunity to meet with state legislators and advocate on behalf of the industry. Please lend your voice on February 5.


Four-Part Webinar Series: Sharpening Your Focus on Revenue Cycle Management to Succeed Under PDGM

Experts from BlackTree Healthcare Consulting will discuss the impact of important upcoming payment and regulatory changes on your revenue cycle and clinical operations. Remaining live session dates are below, as well as access to archives of prior sessions.

Revenue Cycle Management Under PDGM — Part I (Available as an archive of November 2019 session) Update on Final Rule (PDGM focus), cash flow impact analysis for Q1 2020, Review Choice Demonstration, Medicare Advantage landscape

Revenue Cycle Management Under PDGM — Part II (Available as an archive of December 2019 session) Intake, insurance verification, authorization

Revenue Cycle Management Under PDGM — Part III (Available as an archive of December 2019 session) Clinical operations, case management/LUPA management, scheduling and telehealth utilization

Revenue Cycle Management Under PDGM — Part IV March 4, 2020 (11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.) Orders tracking, billing, cash posting, finance


Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit: Vision 2020, Home Care In Focus

January 28-30, 2019

Put home care in focus for ‘Vision 2020’ today! Online registration is now open for the 2020 Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit in Boston. This is the premier leadership program for home health executives in eight northeast states. HCA is the coordinator of the event, and members from any of the sponsoring state associations are entitled to a member discount. With the home health rule and PDGM now finalized, you will not want to miss our pre-conference to help guide you on your continuing quest for success. You’ll also gain important perspectives and tips on recruitment-and-retention, creating “drama-free” teams that get results, predictions about the future of post-acute care reforms and how you should consider positioning your organization, plus so much more! All the information you need is on the summit website, including the agenda at-a-glance with a full line-up of session topics, as well as hotel information, and more.



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 members may use discount codes for a PDGM webinar series from the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC). The series originally included seven programs but has been expanded to nine webinars available to HCA members as a package for $199 – a considerable savings over the $99 price for each webinar. To download the webinars, visit https:// www.nahc.org/pdgm-states/. At checkout, you’ll have the option to enter one of the following discount codes for HCA members:

  • Individual Webinar Code: PDGM-Ind-NY01
  • PDGM Webinar Series (all nine webinars) Code: PDGM-NY01
  • PDGM Video Code: PDGM-NY01
  • Combined Video & Webinar Series Code: PDGM-Combo-NY01

Webinars for Home Health and Hospice Aides

Various dates to June 11, 2020
3 to 4 p.m. for live webinars
(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):

  • January 9, 2020: The Aide’s Role in Falls Prevention (registration deadline is January 2). In this session, there will be a discussion of the many challenges aides face daily in protecting their patients from injury, particularly those resulting from accidental falls. Additionally, as the number of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia continue to grow, we all have the added challenge of managing the manifestations of dementia that may increase the risk of falls.


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 or 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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