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.
Community Attire is offering a 20% off coupon for the rest of February with the code FEBHERO20. Coupon is valid on all orders & no usage limit. Click to order.
KN95 masks are now available in multiple colors including green! Keep yourself safe in a festive color for as low as $1.50 per unit. Order here.
N95 masks are still hard to find around the United States, but Nexvoo has them in stock and ready to ship! They are running a few new deals, including:
Senate Bill 879 authorizes certain, limited nonsolicitation agreements in home care. Senator Joan Hartley (D-Waterbury), co-chairman of the committee and recipient of an outstanding leadership award from HCAOA Connecticut in 2020, advocated for the bill and helped get it introduced. Several HCAOA Connecticut members, including Chaim Gewirtzman and MD Rahman, have worked hard to get the bill introduced.
House Bill 6100 is a bill before the Connecticut General Assembly would harm home care agencies. The HCAOA Connecticut State Chapter urges all home care agencies to take action today on House Bill 6100, an act concerning department of consumer protection licensing and enforcement.
Governor Whitmer recently released her third budget, which builds on the Michigan COVID Recovery Plan she has already laid out. For direct health care workers, Michigan is permanently extending the $2 per hour wage increase. In addition, there will be $19 million for the MiChoice program expansion to provide alternatives to nursing home care by increasing slots for Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver services (increase of 1,000 slots). read more
Continue to kick off this new year with monumental savings of up to 45% off during Dell's President's Day Sale February 8-17! Call in today to speak with a Small Business Advisor for a custom-built business solution at 855-900-5548, be sure to mention you are a member of HCAOA. Also, you may visit www.dell.com/hcaoa to shop tech must-haves online.