News & Updates

Through Home Care, More Reasons to Be Hopeful Regarding Alzheimer’s

There’s nothing enjoyable about hearing a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and though there are certainly many challenges to come in the future, some within the in home care industry have reason to feel a bit more hopeful. It’s not a hope dealing with a possible cure, but improving quality of life for those dealing with the disease. Read more…

Important Update on Uniform Billing Codes!

At a meeting with the New York State Department of Health on September 2, HCP was informed that DOH was finalizing the uniform billing codes for home care services in Medicaid Managed Care. HCP was further informed verbally that it was the Department’s intention to require managed care plans to transition to the new codes by December 31, 2016, in response to concerns raised by HCP and other home care associations about the delayed implementation of this requirement, which was supposed to go into effect January 1, 2016. As of now, the codes have not been finalized and no formal timeframe for implementation has been announced by DOH.

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Gaining An Edge!

HCP’s 2016 Annual Conference & Exhibition taking place on October 26, 27, 2016 at the Hilton Long Island/Huntington in Melville, New York has valuable sessions scheduled.

Here is a sampling of some of this year’s Conference topics and speakers:

  • Head and the Heart of Home Care: Exploring the Metrics and Meaning of Your Agency’s Growth, Stephen Tweed, President, Leading Home Care
  • Effective and Nurturing Communication for Alzheimers Clients, Kerry Mills, Engaging Alzheimers
  • Home Care Recruitment & Retention Strategies, Maggie Keen, My CNA Jobs

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HCP members receive a discounted rate for the Conference, as well as for all educational programs presented by its affiliate, Community Health Care Services Foundation, Inc. (CHC).