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The Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ
As a member of the Association, we encourage our members to join our committees and work groups. Your involvement will ensure that your opinions and concerns are being addressed, offer the opportunity to assist with program planning, educational opportunities, and to be an integral part of shaping the direction of the Association. Descriptions of the individual committees and work groups can be found below.
BILLING MANAGERS COMMITTEE
The Billing Managers Committee focuses on issues related to billing & collections and develops educational programming for this specialty group.
The Fiscal Advisory Committee reviews state & national fiscal home care issues, develops recommendations for action, and promotes CFO/ CEO education on fiscal management.
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
The Government Affairs Committee reviews state & national laws, regulations, and issues impacting home care and hospice. The committee develops priorities and makes recommendations for action and strategies to support lobbying efforts.
HOME HEALTH AIDE COMMITTEE
The Home Health Aide Committee considers issues related to home health aide services, education, recruitment, retention, regulation and legislation.
HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE COMMITTEE
The Hospice Committee identifies and addresses hospice issues/opportunities and action items, develops and/or recommends hospice and palliative care educational programming, and develops tools/materials that will benefit hospice members.
Comprised of the Chair and Co-Chairs of the Hospice MSW, Chaplain/Bereavement, Volunteer, and Nurse Work Groups; this group will ensure collaboration between the different hospice work groups by promoting an interdisciplinary approach.
Chair: Michelle Mendelson, Meridian At Home
The Membership Committee focuses on current and prospective membership by assisting the Association to develop membership policies and member benefits, develop recruitment plans and identify strategies for Association growth and response to member needs.
QUALITY & CLINICAL PRACTICE COMMITTEE
The Quality & Clinical Practice Committee addresses quality and practice-related issues and develops positions and strategies to maintain and improve quality in home care and hospice. The Infection Control work group identifies issues and trends in infection control for the home care industry and meets as needed.
REHAB SERVICES COMMITTEE
The Rehab Services Work Group addresses issues related to rehabilitative services in home care and hospices and to makes recommendations concerning practice. Meets only as needed to address issues or work on special projects.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WORK GROUP
The Emergency Preparedness work group assists with planning education and developing tools to facilitate agency preparedness and disaster recovery.
MEDICAID WORK GROUP
The Medicaid Work Group focuses on all matters related to New Jersey’s transition to Medicaid managed care. Additionally, the work group identifies priorities to address with state agencies and policy makers in the Legislature pertinent to the administration of Medicaid services.
TELEHEALTH WORK GROUP
The Telehealth Work Group evaluates federal and state legislation to promote and analyze tele-monitoring services in New Jersey.
Roundtables will meet in-person on a semiannual basis to allow professionals in each discipline to support each other and enhance practice through information sharing.