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 from July 12, 2018 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):

  • September 13, 2018: The Aide’s Role in Quality Improvement in Home Care (registration deadline is September 7). What is QAPI? This session will describe the requirement for home health and hospice agencies to conduct Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) activities including a family satisfaction survey. How your agency performs on these measures is available to the public. In-home aides will learn how they play a role in supporting QAPI.
  • October 11, 2018: The Aide’s Role in HIPAA and Confidentiality (registration deadline is October 5). 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 para-professional adheres to the required privacy standards. Also included: the impact of social media such as Facebook, My Space, YouTube and cell phones, text
    messages, etc.


Senior Financial Managers Retreat

September 6 and 7, 2018
Mohonk Mountain House
New Paltz, NY

HCA’s Senior Financial Managers Retreat on September 6 and 7 gives your executives, CFOs and finance managers a critical one-stop update and answer program on the critical rate and payment components of home care (for CHHAs and LHCSAs), MLTC and hospice.

All of these domains touch your organization and its financial standing, with segments offering direct insights for your program type — and the entities you contract with.

HCA’s September retreat is especially well timed for your 2019 budgeting, particularly with the onset of rate changes set to go into effect under the Medicare home health and hospice payment rules, as well as the cascade of mid-year and calendar-based rate changes and activities that affect labor and service costs under Medicaid home health, MLTC and hospice.

Beyond these urgent “here and now” demands on your financial planning, the retreat also offer strategic insights for your long-term planning on target issues such as: value based payment Level 2 contracting; developing a viable private duty program; what to expect under recent Medicare payment reforms (specifically the HHGM 30-day model); newly emergent issues like the state budget requirements for LHCSA contracting and certificate approvals; and highly-sought Medicare benchmarking information.


Mastering the LHCSA Survey Process: Upstate and NYC Sessions

September 20, 2018 (9:30 a.m. to noon)
Utica, NY

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.


Ready and in Command: Hot Topics and Best-Practices in Emergency Preparedness

September 27, 2018
Troy, NY

Following last year’s record-attended program, HCA invites you to our 2018 emergency preparedness program on September 27 in Troy, NY, entitled Ready and in Command: Hot Topics and Best-Practices in Emergency Preparedness.

If you attended last year’s program, you know what a dynamite session it was, and you also know that your work in home care, hospice and Managed Long Term Care emergency preparedness demands ongoing education, collaboration, networking and insight gathering on state and federal policies.

This year’s conference includes all-new information and updates including:

  • Emergency preparedness regulatory compliance issues;
  • New preparedness planning tools and resources like the Social Vulnerability Index (SVI);
  • Insights for ensuring a truly “all‐hazards” approach to preparedness (in keeping with state and federal regulatory benchmarks)
  • Cybersecurity threats and responses
  • Plus, the chance to take part in a tabletop exercise, facilitated by the state Department of Health, to fulfill the secondary exercise requirement under the federal Conditions of Participation for emergency preparedness.

HCA is extending a special group rate for members who register three or more attendees, given that this program is geared for multiple staff roles at your organization. See the brochure for details on saving $20 per-person off the regular registration fee rate.


HCA, HANYS, IPRO Present an All-Sector Sepsis Summit on Oct. 3 in Albany

October 3, 2018

HCA, HANYS, IPRO and partners present a special All-Sector Sepsis Summit on October 3 in Albany to bring all providers together on a coordinated response to the sepsis crisis.

The summit will discuss the overall landscape of sepsis response, work by the individual sectors to combat sepsis, effective clinical pathways, data and quality insights on sepsis, and ways that providers can collaborate effectively to reduce morbidity and mortality, as well as health care costs.


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.


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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