Back by popular demand, the Home Care Growth Summit is taking place virtually from March 16-18, 2021! This event is the ultimate learning experience for home care professionals. Attendees will hear from the top home care experts, including HCAOA's Executive Director, Vicki Hoak.
Did you know that 93 percent of consumers reported that online reviews impact their purchasing decisions? Plentiful positive reviews is the proverbial "pot of gold" for home care agencies interested in moving business forward.
During last week's HCAOA Board of Directors meeting, members approved a series of revisions to the HCAOA bylaws. You can read the edited language here.
Many workers are still hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. In an effort to educate frontline workers and address this critical problem, HCAOA is joining LeadingAge, in partnership with the Black Coalition Against COVID, comprised of physicians, nurses and other clinicians from the major HBCU medical schools and associations such as the National Black Nurses Association, for a national town hall with and for the aging services community for a national town hall with and for the aging services community.
On Friday February 19, President Biden officially announced the nomination of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to serve as the lead of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Currently there are two bills working through the Maryland Legislature that will impose enormous costs and staffing burdens on your agency. We need everyone’s help to oppose these two bills. Please forward this email to any home care agency owner or DME company you know and ask for their assistance. To defeat these bills, we need everyone to be involved. To send a letter to your local representatives, click here.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently announced it has withdrawn two Trump-era opinion letters about policies under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.
As you know, HCAOA strives to provide member agencies with practical resources to enhance your operations and margin, so you can realize the return on your dues investment today. We continually work to develop strategic partnerships with innovative suppliers and with those vendors and services your business uses most often.
If you've never participated in a Lobby Day before because you felt intimidated about meeting with lawmakers, this is the perfect time to start, because we will be right with you to guide the discussion. HCAOA's California Chapter and the California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) are teaming up for a Virtual Lobby Day to connect home care agencies with their California Assembly Members and Senators. read more
HCAOA recently formed the Veterans Affairs Services Advisory Council to advocate for policies and procedures that best allow veterans to get the care they desire and need while efficiently communicating and reimbursing home care providers.
HCAOA is committed to providing tools and resources to members to help you get through all of the COVID twists and turns. Many members have reached out to ask for help educating their caregivers about the vaccine, so HCAOA has teamed up with members and partners across the country to talk with frontline caregivers about why they got the shot!
HCAOA’s Legislative Committee met on February 10 to discuss several bills that could impact the home care industry
HCAOA members can participate in the Virtual Washington State In-Home Services Advocacy Week, February 22-26, sponsored by the Home Care Association of America Washington Chapter (Washington Home Care Association), the Home Care Association of Washington, and the Washington State Hospice & Palliative Care Association. For the past eight years, these three associations have shared a legislative agenda to support in-home services which include home health, home care, hospice, and palliative care. read more
HCAOA Michigan Chapter Chair, Russ Knopp, created an incentive program at his agency to encourage the staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
HCAOA is a proud ally of the Better Medicare Alliance, which released new research last week showing that Medicare Advantage offerings for 2021 increased in 88% of supplemental benefit types - that's 36 out of 41 categories, which is an opportunity for home care to be available to more Medicare beneficiaries.