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MHCA Committees are the working arms of our association

MHCA members have the opportunity to serve on committees that collaborate on projects to strengthen the association. Participating on committees is how our members get the most out of their membership.

All committee members are appointed to a one-year term (July 1-June 30).  The application period has ended.  Committee members will be notified by the end of June.

 

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Committee AND WORKGROUP Charges

Clinical, Regulatory, and Rehab Committee

Responsibility: Review, recommend direction and educate members on issues relating to clinical, regulatory and rehab quality improvement. The team will utilize reports and data to assist in driving outcome improvements and quality initiatives. Representation will be sought from Medicare Certified, non-Medicare Comprehensive, Home Care Nursing and Hospice agencies.

Charge:

  • Review data and identify trends from reports, including, but not limited to: CASPER, CAHPS, 5-Star Ratings and HomeHealth Compare.
  • Develop and implement a plan to assist members in collecting and using outcome information to improve quality and address trends.
  • Develop or recommend appropriate resources and education to address trend issues.
  • Present at conferences, as needed.
  • Other charges as requested by the MHCA Board of Directors.

Frequency of Meetings: 9-10/year

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Member Relations and Education Committee

Responsibility: This group will advise association staff on timely membership and educational topics with a focus on fostering solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing our industry. Senior Management staff from member agencies, representing Medicare-Certified, Comprehensive, Home Care Nursing, Hospice, Palliative Care and Personal Care Assistants would make up this group.

Charge:

  • Recommend practical and useful high quality educational topics and speakers.
  • Act in an advisory capacity for the MHCA Education Manager for all components of MHCA Education.

Frequency of Meetings: 3-4/year

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Advocacy Committee

Responsibility: Review, track and participate in state and federal legislative issues related to home care. Coordinate member grassroots engagement and provide applicable information and resources to members. Team members are expected to attend Day at the Capitol, actively communicate with their legislators and encourage other MHCA members to engage in grassroots activities. Representation from Medicare Certified, non-Medicare Comprehensive, Home Care Nursing, Hospice and Personal Care Assistant agencies will provide the voice for their segment of the MHCA membership.

Charge:

  • Recommend legislative priorities to the MHCA Board, identifying a maximum of 3 issues per year.
  • Develop position papers and testimony, and work with MHCA Government Relations Counsel to draft appropriate legislation.
  • Respond to legislative related requests in a timely manner.
  • Lead MHCA grassroots advocacy efforts and organize/host “Day at the Capitol”.
  • Provide input on the Policy Conference topics.
  • Seek ongoing contact with state legislators.
  • Other charges as requested by the MHCA Board of Directors.

Frequency of Meetings: Monthly

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DHS Liaison Workgroup

Responsibility: Stays current on MN health care programs and state payment issues. Develop a relationship with DHS and address issues that impact members. Team members will include representatives from agencies that offer Personal Care Assistant (Traditional and Choice), Home Care Nursing, 245D and other DHS services.

Charge:

  • Track issues, updates, and information regarding MN Department of Human Services (DHS) policy.
  • Troubleshoots issues as patterns are identified.
  • Provide timely updates to members on issues.
  • Track issues that may require legislative action and forward to Legislative Team.
  • Recommend educational topics to Education Advisory Group and present, as needed.
  • Prepares educational documents/templates for members related to MA changes/policies.
  • Assign a representative to track issues addressed through the MHCA Billers Listserv.
  • Assist MHCA staff with answering MA related questions.
  • Other charges as requested by the MHCA Board of Directors.

Frequency of Meetings: 4/year

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Medicare/CMS/NGS Workgroup

Responsibility: Remain current on the Medicare home health benefit set, reimbursement and regulatory issues, including CMS and NGS updates. 

Charge:

  • Track issues, updates, and information regarding CMS and Medicare policy.
  • Track issues that may require legislative action and forward to Legislative Team.
  • Troubleshoot issues as patterns are identified.
  • Provide timely updates to members.
  • Recommend educational topics to Education Advisory Group and present, as needed.
  • Develop white papers, articles, and comment letters for rule changes on Medicare related issues.
  • Assign a representative to track issues addressed through the MHCA Billers Listserv.
  • Assist MHCA staff with answering Medicare related questions.
  • Other charges as requested by the MHCA Board of Directors.

Frequency of Meetings: 4/year

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MDH Liaison Workgroup 

Responsibility: Stay current on state licensure and Medicare certification compliance. Educate members on and develop tools for implementing state and federal rules and regulations. Develop a relationship with MDH and address pertinent issues that impact members. MHCA would like representation from Medicare Certified, non-Medicare Comprehensive, Basic, Home Care Nursing and Hospice agencies.

Charge:

  • Track issues, updates, and information regarding MN Department of Health (MDH) policy changes/issues. Troubleshoot issues as patterns are identified.
  • Provide timely updates to members.
  • Identify state survey trends and related training needs, including creation of tools and mock survey training. Recommend educational topics and present at MHCA educational programs, as applicable.
  • Track issues that may require legislative action and forward to Legislative Team.
  • Other charges as requested by the MHCA Board of Directors.

Frequency of Meetings: As Needed

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Payer Liaison Workgroup 

Responsibility: Stay current on payment-related challenges that home care providers are facing with payers. Lead solution-focused discussions with payers, and provide information and resources to members. MHCA would like representation from Medicare Certified, non-Medicare Comprehensive, Basic, Home Care Nursing and Hospice agencies.

Charge:

  • Monitor payment-related topics and issues.
  • Troubleshoot issues as patterns are identified.
  • Provide timely updates to members.
  • Identify payer trends and related training needs, recommend educational topics and present at MHCA educational programs, as applicable.
  • Track issues that may require legislative action and forward to Legislative Team.
  • Other charges as requested by the MHCA Board of Directors.

Frequency of Meetings:  4/year

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Payment Reform Workgroup 

Responsibility: Work with MHCA lobbyist to create a sustainable Medicaid reimbursement framework proposal for home care, and develop an advocacy plan that includes reaching state agencies and legislators.

Charge:

  • Monitor payment-related topics and issues.
  • Troubleshoot issues as patterns are identified.
  • Provide timely updates to members.
  • Other charges as requested by the MHCA Board of Directors.

Frequency of Meetings:  4/year

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Workforce Workgroup 

Responsibility: Lead MHCA's workforce initiatives, with a focus on nursing and home health aides. Develop advocacy plan for home care inclusion in academic programs and clinical training, legislative initiatives that propose solutions that will positively impact home care staffing and collaborate in appropriate workforce initiatives. 

Charge:

  • Monitor workforce-related topics and issues.
  • Troubleshoot issues as patterns are identified.
  • Provide timely updates to members.
  • Other charges as requested by the MHCA Board of Directors.

Frequency of Meetings:  4/year

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St. Paul, MN 55114-1900

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