2 Great Webinars Tomorrow for Home Care Professionals

NAHC President William A. Dombi will be appearing in two webinars tomorrow, Thursday, September 22, and the content for both will prove invaluable for any care-at-home operator. Home Care Industry Update Webinar Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm REGISTER Please join Polsinelli and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) for…

NAHC Workforce Data Study: 7 Caregiver Personas

Thursday, September 22 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET Register now! NAHC and MissionCare Collective partnered to run a data study on 67K direct care workers, unveiling the seven personas of a caregiver and key considerations to recruit, train, and engage this workforce. Join Brandi Kurtyka, CEO of MissionCare Collective, and Bill Dombi, President of NAHC for a 1-hour…

NAHC Workforce Data Study: 7 Caregiver Personas

NAHC and MissionCare Collective partnered to run a data study on 67K direct care workers, unveiling the seven personas of a caregiver and key considerations to recruit, train, and engage this workforce.

Join Brandi Kurtyka, CEO of MissionCare Collective, and Bill Dombi, President of NAHC for a 1-hour webinar covering the highlights from the study and to learn more about each persona.

The full study will be released during the 2022 NAHC annual conference. All webinar attendees will receive a full copy upon release.

Can’t make it? Register to receive a copy of the study.

Home Care/Hospice Webinar, featuring NAHC’s Bill Dombi

Thursday, September 22, 2022 12 Noon to 2 PM Eastern Registration is free, but space is limited. Register now! Please join Polsinelli, The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), and Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) for a legal update tailored for the Home-Based Care Industry (home health, home care, and hospice providers). We…

Home Care Webinar, featuring NAHC’s Bill Dombi

  • Thursday, September 22, 2022
  • 12 Noon to 2 PM Eastern
  • Registration is free, but space is limited. Register now!

Please join PolsinelliThe National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), and Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) for a legal update tailored for the Home-Based Care Industry (home health, home care, and hospice providers).

We will provide a substantive overview of the latest state and federal legislative and regulatory developments impacting our industry, including updates on the status of the proposed legislation seeking to implement a national Domestic Worker Bill of Rights law and review of existing state law equivalents. Polsinelli will also cover the most common HIPAA and Privacy related issues that impact the industry, including an analysis of when HIPAA applies to your agency, the interplay between HIPAA and various state privacy laws and strategies for complying with the same, and steps agencies not covered by HIPAA should take to protect confidential patient/client information.

We will also provide a comprehensive analysis of best practices for structuring live-in care programs, including how some agencies are combatting rising labor costs by leveraging meal and lodging credits. Finally, we will discuss the rules for compensating caregivers for travel time and mileage at a federal and state level as well as strategies for mitigating those expenses.

Agenda

  • Legislative updates, including the proposed legislation for a national Domestic Worker Bill of Rights
  • Review of existing state law Domestic Worker Bill of Rights requirements
  • Review of the HIPAA and privacy related issues that impact the Home-Based Care Industry
  • Best practices for implementing a compliant live-in/extended shift program
  • Potential use of meal and lodging credits to defray cost of live-in services
  • Requirements for compensating for travel time and mileage and strategies for reducing travel-related costs.

Registration is free, but space is limited. Register now!

Key Home Health Legislation Builds Support in Congress

Send a message to Congress now! Help us build even more support The Preserving Access to Home Health Act of 2022 (S. 4605/H.R. 8581), a top NAHC Advocacy priority, is building momentum and adding supporters from both parties in both houses of Congress over the past week. As you probably know, this legislation would prevent the…

NAHC Board Chair Selected for Hospice Special Focus Program TEP

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 required the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement various hospice survey reforms. In the CY 2022 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) final rule, CMS addressed these reforms, including development of a Hospice Special Focus Program (SFP).  NAHC was one of the stakeholders at the time…

We Need You for the Home Care Workforce Action Alliance!

The Home Care Workforce Action Alliance (HCWA), a collaboration between the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) and other stakeholders, met on Thursday, August 4 for an official kick off in Washington, D.C., following the announcement of the alliance earlier this year.

NAHC President, Bill Dombi, along with Executive Director of Private Duty at NAHC, Kristen Wheeler, joined NAHC and HCAOA board members to speak with the US Department of Labor’s Rhonda Basha about the Office of Disability Employment Policy’s (ODEP) federal workforce priorities and to learn about PHI’s recently released Caring for the Future Report.

Attendees were assigned as co-chairs and broken into four workgroups that will focus on:

  • Wages, Benefits, Supply and Demand for Direct Care Workers;
  • Wages, Benefits, Supply and Demand for Home Care Nurses;
  • Education, Career Paths and Elevation of the Profession for Direct Care Workers; and
  • Education, Career Paths and Elevation of the Profession for Home Care Nurses

Each workgroup is tasked with developing actionable recommendations regarding opportunities and challenges in these areas with a target date of December 2022.

Both NAHC and HCAOA welcome volunteers that are members in good standing to join a workgroup, noting that each group will contain approximately ten members, including the co-chairs.

Contact Kristen Wheeler at kwheeler@nahc.org if you are interested in getting involved.

Please stay tuned for more information on this issue.

We Need You for the Home Care Workforce Action Alliance!

The Home Care Workforce Action Alliance (HCWA), a collaboration between the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) and other stakeholders, met on Thursday, August 4 for an official kick off in Washington, D.C., following the announcement of the alliance earlier this year.

NAHC President, Bill Dombi, along with Executive Director of Private Duty at NAHC, Kristen Wheeler, joined NAHC and HCAOA board members to speak with the US Department of Labor’s Rhonda Basha about the Office of Disability Employment Policy’s (ODEP) federal workforce priorities and to learn about PHI’s recently released Caring for the Future Report.

Attendees were assigned as co-chairs and broken into four workgroups that will focus on:

  • Wages, Benefits, Supply and Demand for Direct Care Workers;
  • Wages, Benefits, Supply and Demand for Home Care Nurses;
  • Education, Career Paths and Elevation of the Profession for Direct Care Workers; and
  • Education, Career Paths and Elevation of the Profession for Home Care Nurses

Each workgroup is tasked with developing actionable recommendations regarding opportunities and challenges in these areas with a target date of December 2022.

Both NAHC and HCAOA welcome volunteers that are members in good standing to join a workgroup, noting that each group will contain approximately ten members, including the co-chairs.

Contact Kristen Wheeler at kwheeler@nahc.org if you are interested in getting involved.

Please stay tuned for more information on this issue.