About the Committees
To provide you with an idea of the time commitment you are pledging and work of the committee, we have listed the short description and approximate frequency of meeting times for each committee. (* denotes committees that rely primarily on appointed volunteers.)
Best Practices Work Group
Create disease management best practices to be shown on the website, including best practices in billing and coding. This would include collaboration with Quality Improvement partners.
Data Collection/Change Management Work Group
Evaluates industry data to identify trends that could affect the future of home care and hospice.
(quarterly teleconferences and one in-person meeting)
Advises the Council on program development topics and educational methods. Selects Annual Conference and Exposition meeting speakers, provides input on schedule and exhibits.
Responsible for financial health of the organization including oversight of budget and recommending fiscal policy for consideration by the Board.
Hospice Work Group
Provide education to providers across the Hospice care continuum.
Leadership Development/Awards Committee*
(meets several times each year)
Advises the Board of Directors with nominations for the slate of new Board members. Makes recommendations to the Board regarding the Helen Heyrman Award before the Annual Conference and Exposition. Develops criteria for awards as directed by the Board.
Legislative Affairs Committee
(monthly teleconferences and Lobby Days)
Advises the Council on legislative positions, generates member involvement on state and federal legislation. Recommends IHHC's Annual Legislative Priorities and Legislator(s) of the Year. Assists in planning IHHC's Springfield Lobby Day.
Managed Care work Group
(meets occasionally as issues arise)
Identify issues regarding the State’s transition to Managed Care; analyze and generate member involvement and action; help shape education sessions on Managed Care; guide Board and staff in communicating with Managed Care Organizations and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
Membership Services Committee
(monthly teleconferences and occasional in-person meetings)
Provides input on membership development and retention, potential services that might be offered to Council members, and policies related to membership. Also makes recommendations for advancement of the IHHC website.
Private Duty Work Group
Provides advice and expertise to the Council regarding services and benefits that can be offered to private duty members.
(monthly teleconferences and one in-person meeting)
Responsible for Council regulatory efforts. Provides recommendations and drafts IHHC regulatory position papers, comment letters, and other documents. Identifies and deals with issues relating to reimbursement from all third party payers (Medicare reimbursement, Medicaid, and others). Works with the IDPH Home Health Advisory Committee and the PGBA 12 State Home Health Coalition.
Rehab Work Group
This group will dive deep into challenges facing members in delivering an interdisciplinary care plan. The work group will develop a plan to address the identified needs of the member agencies.