The Home Care Pulse Benchmarking Study is the home care industry’s most comprehensive national study — featuring over 175+ insights and benchmarks inside six categories: Sales & Marketing, Recruitment & Retention, Finance, Operations, Technology, and Client & Caregiver Experience.
In letters sent to Congress last week, HCAOA offered strong support for reintroduction of the Homecare for Seniors Act. The bill will enable home care services to qualify as a medical expense when used in conjunction with individuals' Health Savings Accounts. This legislation will allow working family caregivers to receive the support they need to keep a family member out of institutionalized care for as long as possible.
HCAOA is proud to sponsor the National Healthcare at Home 2021 Best Practices and Future Insights Study. This will be one of the most comprehensive studies on the delivery of care at home to date, with results that include best practices on the topics of staffing, reimbursement, new care delivery models, palliative care, and more.
The next California Chapter Meeting will take place on May 4 at 12:00pm PT. So far the agenda includes presentations by Jennifer Niklas, Bureau Chief, California Department of Social Services, and Bob King, Legally Nanny. Register here.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Lab and Center for Health Security are still looking for caregivers to participate in a focus group session about the COVID-19 vaccine. HCAOA encourages members to share this invitation with their caregivers. In recognition, participants will receive an Amazon gift card of $50.00. Contact Jennifer McKneely at (571) 228-1680 or Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org to participate.
HCAOA is pleased to announce a new partnership with ATI Advisory to offer members state-specific data on the Medicare Advantage landscape to pinpoint which plans are offering home care as a benefit, and how they can get connected. This unique program includes the full state report and two free webinars with the team at ATI Advisory to develop your agency’s action plan to work with Medicare Advantage plans.
Last week, during a Conference Committee session, agreement was reached that the Senate would recede and withdraw its amendment to the Essential Worker Protection Act (EWPA) bill passed by the House. The final bill simply requires a special leave provision for essential workers in a public health emergency, but that requirement to provide additional leave “applies only if the Federal or State government provides funding that can be used for public health emergency leave.”
HCAOA is proud to have recently partnered with Hero, the at-home medication management platform that empowers individuals to stay adherent and independent. Hero members have a median adherence rate of 96% –– a dramatic improvement from the 50% U.S. average –– allowing them to avoid the steep costs and poor healthcare outcomes associated with medication nonadherence. HCAOA members and their clients can save $60 with discount code HCAOA60.
Did you know that over 63% of providers reported using a professional training program during 2019? The 2021 Home Care Pulse Benchmarking Study will be released next month. While we wait for the results, check out this data point from the 2020 study regarding caregiver training.
Experiencing Delays with Being Approved or Denied for VA Services? HCAOA’s VA Advisory Council Can Help
HCAOA’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Council has been working diligently for the past several months to address and resolve many challenges home care agencies face in working with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. One of the recent victories for the Council is an offer by leading officials at the VA to request Optum and TriWest to resolve applications that are mired in the contractor credentialing processes. Is your organization experiencing lengthy delays in being approved or denied?
The VA Community Care Network (CCN) program is currently the most promising opportunity in home care. With the lowest rates in the country being $25.36 and the highest rates being $70.32, you can now get satisfactory reimbursement for providing care to the veteran community.
When disease outbreaks or other threats emerge, epidemiologists are on the scene to investigate. Often called “Disease Detectives,” epidemiologists search for the cause of disease, identify people who are at risk, determine how to control or stop the spread or prevent it from happening again. Download and share this free 30-minute webinar featuring Dr. Bob, a top infectious disease expert. This webinar is built to inspire caregivers to learn more about getting the vaccine.
Dell Technologies Advisors partners with HCAOA members to advise you on tailored solutions on everything from laptops to the cloud. HCAOA members can save up to 48% until April 18! Speak with a Small Business Advisor today to custom fit your tech solution at 855-900-5548 and mention that you are a member of HCAOA.
7.4M Direct Care Jobs Will Need to Be Filled by 2029, with Most in Home Care, According to PHI Report
PHI, a New York-based advocacy organization for direct care workers, recently released a new report stating that 7.4 million direct care jobs will need to be filled by 2029, with most in home care. The report is based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in September. According to PHI, the new jobs that need to be created to care for America’s seniors include 1 million home care jobs, 163,000 residential care jobs and 119,000 direct care jobs in places like hospitals and elsewhere in the post-acute care fields. Read more