Take full advantage of your membership and join a Michigan HomeCare & Hospice Association (MHHA) committee!
What you get…
- Share your professional expertise with other industry professionals (you also gain expertise from others).
- Gain additional expertise — learn more about a new area within the home care industry or gather new ideas.
- Become more valuable to your current employer and more marketable to potential employers by gaining new skills.
- Enhance your leadership abilities through consensus building and persuasion.
What you give…
- Time: MHHA committee involvement requires different time commitments depending on the committee. Some committees meet monthly, some quarterly, etc.
- Expertise: As the “voice of home care in Michigan”, Michigan Home Care needs your
- expertise to make our “voice” clear and ultimately credible.
- Resources: As a not-for-profit trade association, Michigan Home Care depends on the volunteerism and contributions of our members.
- Life: MHHA volunteers provide knowledge and substance, giving the organization the vitality necessary to remain a leader in the industry.
Membership in a designated service line allows you to attend those committees under that service line. For example, to attend the Reimbursement Committee meetings, your organization must hold a Certified/Hospice Service Line membership with MHHA.
To apply for membership in a MHHA Committee or Subcommittee please submit your name and contact information on the MHHA Committee Sign Up Page.
Have An Issue That You Want to Submit?
MHHA is here to serve and advocate for the members and the industry. If you have or know of an issue in the Home Care industry that should be discussed, this is the place to submit it. Members can bring issues, recommendations, interests and concerns to the attention of the MHHA Board of Directors. The Board & Committees will consider all issues submitted. Members can submit issues on the Submit An Issue page of this website.
National Government Services
The BCBSM Committee serves as a liaison between MHHA members and representatives of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
The Clinical Operations Committee is responsible for determining and studying any area of concern relating to the definition and delivery of patient services, by all member organization categories and recommending to the Board of Directors appropriate action.
The Clinical Operations Committee also has the following Subcommittees:
IV Infection Control Committee
The HME Committee reviews Medicare after every Region B meeting in Indiana (Michigan Home Care has representatives at every meeting who then report back to the committee); reviews Blue Cross after every liaison meeting (Michigan Home Care has representatives at every meeting who report back to the committee); reviews and offer advice on audits, DOT, FDA, OSHA, and many other topics that as a group we can help solve based on our history. The Committee participates in legislative day at the state capital (Michigan Home Care Public Policy organizes visits to every senator and congressman to discuss our concerns); and, participate in our Annual Conference where national speakers present breakout sessions.
The Private Duty Committee meets monthly in an informal setting to network with colleagues and exchange experiences. Members present current problems to the group and learn new ideas about what has and what has not worked for others. The Private Duty Committee has developed Standards of Practice, has been involved in collecting financial and quality assurance data, and has hosted guest speakers for educational programs.
The Reimbursement Committee works with federal, state, and private third parties to improve contract agreements favorable to home health benefits and to work out favorable reimbursement policies. The Committee also analyzes reimbursement issues, develops or adopts appropriate tools, collects data for analysis and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors for publication of analysis and action to be taken.
Michigan Home Care also has several liaison teams that are advisory to external regulatory and funding bodies. The Board of Directors appoints the members of the liaison teams identified below. In some instances a single individual may represent Michigan Home Care by a governmental or private sector entity.
For a complete list of the liaison teams and their member contacts visit: The Liaison Contact Page.