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The Minnesota HomeCare Association (MHCA) has nurse consultants to help answer member questions that span the vast array of issues that home health providers face.  The MCHA nurse consultants will answer questions to the best of their ability, based on the information that is provided by the member. 
Appropriate questions for the nurse consultants are those for which you have already attempted to find an answer, but have not been successful. If you have a large number of questions, such as when you are starting a new agency, we may recommend you explore hiring a consultant to work with you. MHCA reserves the right to redirect or return your questions, with explanation, as needed.
PDGM Questions:
MHCA nurse consultants have a solid knowledge of PDGM, but are not specialized PDGM experts. As such, some complicated or very specific questions may be beyond our scope, and will be returned to you.
MHCA does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information provided, as we recognize that the questions as presented may or may not represent the full scope of the situation.  Information provided by the nurse consultants does not constitute legal advice or opinion.  If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney directly.

NOTE: This is a provider member benefit. 

Submit a Nurse Consultant Question

Please allow 48 hours during the business week for a response from our Nurse Consultants 


Nurse Consultants

Vickie Brand, RN, BSN, PHN

Vickie is a Compliance Consultant for home care and hospice and specializes in Medicare and Medicaid regulations. With 20+ years in the post-acute industry, Vickie has a passion for helping agencies successfully manage the complexities of regulations and reimbursement.

Vickie holds a BSN from the University of Minnesota where she worked as an undergraduate research assistant in Aging and Dementia Studies. She has served as the Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for the Living at Home/Block Nurse Program. Vickie has been actively involved with the Minnesota HomeCare Association since 2012 where she has been a member and Chair of the Medicare Team.

Focus Areas:
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Medicare/ Medicaid Regulations
  • MN State Regulations
  • Government Billing and Reimbursement
  • Government Medical Reviews (CERT, ADR’s, etc.)

Connie Dreyer, RN


Connie is an experienced home care nurse and administrator.  Her areas of expertise include systems management, leadership, quality improvement, funding and regulatory compliance.  She is also a part-time surveyor of the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) and serves on the faculty of Bethel University.

Focus Areas:
  • PCA Services

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