HCAOA recently signed on to a letter crafted by AARP thanking President Biden for prioritizing efforts to support family caregivers through his recent Executive Order.
Tomorrow, Thursday May 25, at 11:00 a.m. EST, HCAOA and the Association for Home Care and Hospice of North Carolina will hold a webinar to discuss CMS’ recently proposed rules and the development of HCAOA’s comments. Register now to hear Matthew W. Wolfe, of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC provide the overview of the proposed rule and the development of HCAOA’s comments, which are due July 3, 2023.
Home care industry leaders and HCAOA members in Washington met last week at the state chapter conference in Seattle to receive updates on several issues impacting the home care industry. State surveyors Lori Heiner and Annalisa Atienza provided detailed insight on surveys and Leslie Emerick, state lobbyist for the chapter, offered a recap of legislative and regulatory activities over the last five months.
Tomorrow from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., EST, home care providers are invited to join the West Virginia Bureau for Medical Services’ partner Myers & Stauffer to learn about the cost reporting process as the project to set Medicaid services rates for waivers begins on May 25, 2023.
The HCAOA West Virginia Chapter is submitting comments on the draft Aged and Disabled Waiver (ADW) Manual and asks members to review the proposed manual and share their comments and concerns be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 26, for adequate time to compile all comments.
Recently, the Federal Trade Commission issued a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting public comments on various issues pertaining to the franchisor-franchisee relationship. Through this RFI, the FTC is interested in learning more about how franchisors exert control over franchisees and their employees. HCAOA, the International Franchise Association, and a coalition of franchisors within the home care space are working together on a comment, which is due June 8. HCAOA will continue to update members on this issue.
Nationally renowned speaker and “busyness killer” Scott Friesen will help home care staff optimize their to-do lists and organize their schedules with real-world examples and a healthy dose of humor at HCAOA’s popular “Virtual Symposium: Home Care Scheduling Elevated,” on Tuesday, July 25, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., EST.
Several members and representatives of HCAOA Connecticut gathered at the state Capitol in Hartford last week to present Outstanding Leadership Awards from the Chapter to two state legislators that were not able to be presented in person over the past several years due to the pandemic.
Sen. Joan Hartley of Waterbury received the 2020 Outstanding Leadership Award and Sen. Derek Slap of West Hartford received the 2021 Outstanding Leadership Award.
The 2023 Outstanding Leadership Awards will be presented during the Connecticut Chapter Conference on Wednesday, June 14.
The planning for the next chapter of HCAOA is underway. The Board has formed a selection committee made up of various board members who will finalize selection criterion for identifying suitable candidates for consideration. Currently, the selection committee is exploring various options to conduct a national search and will follow an outlined process to screen and select a new CEO.
Are you paying enough to be competitive? HCAOA has partnered with Careswitch for an in-depth study on home care compensation, including caregiver and staff pay, and owner compensation. The results will be revealed on June 15, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., EST, during a free webinar “2023 Pay Trends: How to Set the Right Compensation for Yourself and Your Employees.”
This week, the premier conference for the home care industry, HCAOA’s National Home Care Conference, officially opens for registration, sponsorships and exhibits. Yesterday, HCAOA CEO Vicki Hoak sent a video message to HCAOA members with a special message: “You belong with us in Chicago!”
HCAOA’s Veterans’ Affairs Council has received reports that home care agencies did not receive payment for veteran affairs claims that were submitted between June 2019 and June 2022, due to confusion regarding where to submit claims and to whom.
Sweeping changes for private employers with 25+ employees fell into place when Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a new immigration bill (SB 1718) on May 10, 2023.
Today, the Home Care Association of America announced the keynote speaker and officially opened registration for the premier home care conference in the nation--the National Home Care Conference!
This year’s event will be held on October 23-24, 2023, in downtown Chicago, IL. A pre-conference for state chapter members and leaders titled, State Chapters: Effective Practices and Advocacy Efforts, will be held on Sunday, October 22, from 12:00 - 4:30 p.m. For years, HCAOA’s national conferences have grown in attendance, quality and prestige, and this year promises to be the best yet!
The New Jersey Workers’ Bill of Rights and other legislative policies have been challenging for the home care industry climate in the state, so where do things currently stand? Find out at the New Jersey Chapter Conference, on Thursday, June 1, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.