Connecticut Officials Request Meeting with HCAOA Members on December 13 to Discuss New Statewide Health Information Network (CONNIE)
Connecticut state officials have requested a virtual meeting with HCAOA members to share the latest information about CONNIE, the new Connecticut Statewide Health Information Network.
Amanda Crociata, LNHA, from CONNIE, will share information about the clinical data exchange among participants and the Department of Social Services, demonstrate the program and CONNIE portal, and share further details about the state mandate to enroll in the program.
HCAOA Board Member Aaron Stapleton, Founder/CEO of Trinity in Home Care and Chair of the HCAOA Ohio Chapter, has been named a Future Leader by the Aging Media editorial team. Aging Media’s Future Leaders are an annual class of leaders under 40 from across the care continuum.
HCAOA Associate Member Paradigm Senior Services has free tools available on their website for members to quickly look up VA fee schedules by zip code, city, county, or state, and Medicaid reimbursement rates by state.
Start the New Year off right with an updated client service agreement! An agency’s client service agreement is the foundation of the business. It is what ensures you are paid and it helps protect you from liability. Every client sees it and it is a reflection on your company.
Make sure your client service agreement is the best it can be for 2023 by registering now for HCAOA’s December Webinar – “Understanding, Improving and Perfecting Your Client Service Agreement,” on Tuesday, December 6, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., EST.
HCAOA Advocacy at Work for You: Meeting with CA Governor Staff to Discuss Agency Challenges with Guardian
At the beginning of November, HCAOA CEO Vicki Hoak and HCAOA California leaders, including HCAOA lobbyist Tony Gonzalez, met with officials from Governor Newsom’s office to discuss the challenges that home care providers have had with the Guardian system.
Efforts like these are made possible by the HCAOA Advocacy Fund. Please consider using your year-end giving to donate to the HCAOA Advocacy Fund.
CareerPlug’s Hiring Expert Team will now review the health of HCAOA members’ accounts, go over best practices, and answer questions to help members utilize their accounts to the fullest and maximize the system.
HCAOA members receive a free 30-day CareerPlug PRO trial and member pricing as a benefit of your membership. Schedule time with CareerPlug’s hiring expert consultants here.
Join the HCAOA Ohio Chapter on Wednesday, December 7, from 10:00am - 11:00am, to get the latest updates on the new home care licensure and regulations in Ohio.
This meeting is free for members, and registration is required.
Click here to register.
The $55 million CalGrows Innovation Fund will provide funding for workforce training and incentive programs that increase the skills, retention, and job satisfaction of the direct care (HCBS) workforce, including paid direct care workers as well as unpaid family or friend caregivers. This program is an opportunity for home care agencies to receive funding for what they are already doing: training, retaining, and increasing the job satisfaction of your caregivers.
HCAOA Board of Directors voting will run through next Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Thank you to those members who have already voted. We appreciate how engaged you are with our organization!
Eight candidates are running for five director positions: three corporate and two independent.
Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, November 10, HCAOA will open elections for the Board of Directors. Voting will run through Thursday, November 24, 2022.
There are eight candidates running for five director positions—three corporate seats and two independent seats.
HCAOA is proud to honor family caregivers, veterans, and home care providers this month, alongside a growing list of supporters. The information and resources below from CMS and HCAOA are available for your organization to add to your organization’s support during the month.
Download resources, like the signature graphics below, from HCAOA here.
Join HCAOA members for this important webinar highlighting national strategies to support family caregivers this Monday, November 14, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., EST.
The prestigious line-up of speakers includes Greg Link, HHS Director of Caregiver Services for the Administration for Community Living, and Ann Tumlinson, founder of ATI Advisory and Daughterhood.
Learn which recommendations from the National Strategy directly impact home care and how critical family caregivers can be in improving client outcomes.
This webinar is free as a benefit of HCAOA membership. Register now!
HCAOA Board Member and Houseworks Founder Receives Inaugural CVS Health 2022 Female Leader of the Year Award
During the New England Patriots football game this past Monday, Andrea Cohen, HCAOA Board member and Houseworks Founder, was honored on the field as CVS Health’s 2022 Female Leader of the Year by Robert Kraft and Karen Lynch.
Membership with the Home Care Association of America makes a difference! When you are a member of HCAOA, your organization has a powerful ally.
HCAOA staff and lobbyists advocate for your needs with state and federal legislators and regulators and builds relationships with them. HCAOA educates and informs you and your staff about new rules, regulations, and laws and what your business needs to do to remain compliant. HCAOA makes it easy for you to share your thoughts on critical issues with legislators through pre-drafted messages that are easy to send. HCAOA plans and carries out excellent events to help you connect, build, and grow your business. HCAOA offers advertising and sponsorship opportunities to help you grow your business.
The HCAOA Connecticut Chapter submitted written testimony to the Connecticut Legislature’s Homemaker Companion Task Force last week on behalf of Connecticut Chapter members.
The testimony said, “HCAOA Connecticut is committed to education of members to help ensure increased compliance with HCA laws and regulations. The Chapter meets regularly with lawmakers and officials… to inform members, learn more about new requirements and collaborate with officials to improve the regulatory environment… However, those efforts become more challenging when laws are enacted without sufficient input and support from the industry and home care providers.”