“Harnessing the Winds of Change”

April 19-21, 2016
HCAW Spring Conference to be held at:
The Heathman Lodge
7801 NE Greenwood Dr, Vancouver, WA 98662




Only organizations, whose staffs learn to soar on the winds of change and use the power of change to fuel their progress, will be successful in their endeavors. In Home Healthcare Service providers have had to be resilient and creative in harnessing the power of the change around them.  Change has been constant in care delivery. From reimbursement strategy to changing regulations; from competition to first time partnerships the change is constant and demanding. All the changes seem to come with the underpinning of a technology landscape whose innovations we hope will make us more efficient and profitable!

 Can you help our members Harness the Winds of Change?
This is your opportunity to share your ideas and possible solutions with the best of the in Home Healthcare providers in the region.
Please complete the following form and submit by September 30, 2015 to be considered as a presenter at HCAW’s 2016 Annual Conference.

Click here to start your submission!

This year’s conference will include tracks for administration/leadership and clinical practice.

 ICD 10 Training:  Are You Ready to Survive the Changing Tide?


Effective October 1, 2015, ICD-10 will be the new mandatory coding system for everyone 
covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). 


Join presenter Jennifer Warfield for this 
ideally timed two day session

ICD-10 PPS Plus Workshop
September 23 & 24
Wesley Homes Auditorium, Des Moines, WA


The purpose of this two-day program is to introduce home health clinicians to the use of ICD-10 codes. This course will discuss and review the structure of ICD-10, investigate how the guidelines are different than ICD-9 guidelines, how to choose the correct coding category for the clinician and finally, help agencies apply learned objectives to different scenarios.

Learn about presenter Jennifer Warfield

Review the Course Content and Objectives

HCAW Member price $250 until September 1, after that date $300.
Non-HCAW member price $350 until September 1, after that date $400.

Register for this event: ICD 10 PPS Plus Workshop

For more information:

Contact: Melissa Woster
Phone: 425-775-8120

Sponsorships available including admission for up to 10. Interested? Call 425.775.8120

HCAW Recognizes 10 at Awards Luncheon at 2015 Annual Conference


Doris Visaya HCAW Conference 2015

Each year at the annual conference we take time to recognize both individuals and agencies making a difference in the field of Home Health. Those recognized this year proved to be both inspiring and great examples of what a difference quality Home Health care can make in the lives of our clients and their families.  In keeping with the theme of this year’s conference “The Winning Game Plan: Inspire | Innovate | Integrate” these honorees are the people who, day in and day out, are acting on the Winning Game plans they know will change the lives of their clients and those they work with. Those honored this year are:

Patty Mulhern Nurse of the Year, Melissa Wright, PeaceHealth Home Health in Vancouver, WA Therapist of the Year, Debbie Broers,  Community Home Health & Hospice, Longview, WA Home Care Aide of the Year, Kathy Eastman, CareForce, Lynnwood, WA Volunteer of the Year, Linda Jacobs, Community Home Health & Hospice, Longview, WA Manager/Supervisor of theYear, Ruth Gregersen, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA Support Staff of the Year, Erika Paulen and Larissa Jording of Providence Home Health, Tukwila, WA Hero of the Year, Greg Pang of Community Home Health & Hospice, Longview, WA Excellence in Chronic Care Management, Jesscia Bjur, Memorial Home Care Services, Yakima , WA Community Service, Gilbert’s Community, coordinated by Ashley House, Enumclaw, WA

To see pictures of this year’s winners and of the Award luncheon go to our facebook page, or click here.

New Board and Officers installed at Annual Conference

Stacy Olinger, Evergreen Health, was elected President of the Association Board at the annual conference. Additionally,  Rob Krause, Maxim Healthcare Services was elected President Elect; Brenda Kressler, Providence Home Services, Secretary/Treasurer. New board members announced at the conference are Greg Pang, Community Home Health & Hospice and Sam Miller, CareForce. Returning Board members include Donna Goodwin, Donna Goodwin Consulting; Kim Malen, PeaceHealth Homecare Southwest; LeAnn Paredes, Kittitas Valley Home Health & Hospice; Linda Raymer, Group Health Cooperative; Joel Stephens, Harbors Home Health and Hospice; Marilou Church, Gentiva Health Services.

Congratulations to our new officers and new and continuing board members as you assume this leadership role for the Association.

The Home Care Association of Washington (HCAW) is your professional support system, providing opportunities to build community with colleagues and healthcare partners. Working for you and with you every day to promote our industry through local, state and federal advocacy,  HCAW is your portal to education and information on trends in home care service delivery and technology. We are proud of our mutual accomplishments in the past year and look forward to the continued opportunity to be part of your team in 2015! Join or Renew today!