Committee Members Help Us Grow

If you are interested in serving, please visit our Volunteer webpage.

For a current list of committee members and contact information, please click the name of the committee below.

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

(monthly teleconferences) 
Creates disease management best practices to be shown on the website, including best practices in billing and coding.  Collaborates with quality improvement partners.

Data Collection/Change Management Work Group
(monthly teleconferences)

Evaluates industry data to identify trends that could affect the future of home care and hospice.

Education Committee

(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.

Finance Committee*

(monthly teleconferences)
Responsible for financial health of the Council including oversight of budget; recommends fiscal policy for consideration by the Board.

Hospice Work Group

(monthly teleconferences)

Provides education to providers across the Hospice care continuum.

Leadership Development/Awards Committee*

(meets several times each year)
Nominates new Board members for consideration by the Board of Directors. Makes recommendations to the Board regarding the Helen Heyrman Award. 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)

Identifies issues with the State’s transition to Managed Care; analyzes and generates member involvement and action; shapes education sessions on Managed Care; guides 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. Makes recommendations for advancement of the IHHC website.

Private Duty Work Group

(monthly teleconferences)
Provides advice and expertise to the Council regarding services and benefits that can be offered to private duty members.

Regulatory/Reimbursement Committee

(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 16 State Home Health Coalition.

Rehab Work Group

(monthly teleconferences)

Examines challenges facing members in delivering an interdisciplinary care plan. Develops plans to address the identified needs of the member agencies. 

 "*" denotes committees that rely primarily on appointed volunteers
CommitteePositionFull NameWork PhoneEmail
Hospice Work GroupChairKaren Kosinski(630) 572-1232EmailHOSPICECOMMITTEE/HOSPICE16431