Who We Are And How To Join
That's a good question. Membership with the Michigan Home Care is the most effective way to get your voice heard within the home health care industry. The strength and future of home care lies within our members.
Through membership with our association, you will have many opportunities to network with your colleagues, be part of the decision making process which effects your industry and keep informed of the latest developments in home care.
The Michigan Home Care represents more than 300 certified and private duty agencies, hospices, HME's and infusion companies throughout the state. The leadership of the association includes a 16-member Board of Directors and many standing and advisory committees.
Michigan Home Care serves as liaison between the home care industry and the Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services, Medical Services Administration, Michigan Department of Community Health, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, Region B DMERC and National Government Services. The association also holds membership in the National Association for Home Care and the American Association for Home Care.
In addition, MHHA offers its members top-notch educational programs, conferences and workshops. We continually strive to provide our members with topics that will educate, inform and prepare you for success in the future. Members will save money on attending the Annual Conference held in April and many other training sessions held throughout the state and year.
The association also produces an Annual Directory and Resource Guide (updated in January). This directory is used by consumers, providers, and suppliers as a valuable resource guide for home care information. A complimentary copy will be given to each MHHA member. As a special service to our provider members, MHHA will distribute a complimentary copy of the membership directory to all Michigan discharge planners. An opportunity your organization can not afford to miss.
Eligible organizations must be engaged in the delivery of home care through certified home care services, private home care services, home pharmacy/infusion services, home medical equipment services, or hospice services. Each legally recognized business unit shall be eligible for a membership. For purposes of membership, each organization with a filed assumed name is considered a legally recognized business unit. Each service line membership shall have one vote in association elections. Service line members may serve on the Board of Directors, and may hold office.
Businesses that provide goods or services to the home care industry providers but do not provide goods and services directly to the end users are eligible as Associate members. Associate members may also be local, regional and national associations that have an interest in home care delivery in the state of Michigan, but do not directly provide that care. Holding companies and organizations formed to provide group contracting and/or services for a coalition of home care industry service providers are ineligible for membership. The Board of Directors shall determine whether any applicant shall be denied membership on the basis of this provision. Each associate membership shall have one vote in association elections. There will be one Board of Directors seat reserved for associate members, and no more than one seat, regardless of the number of associate members. The associate representative of the Board of Directors shall not hold office.
Also, at this link, in the Train the Trainer section, there is information about the Bureau's schedule for classes to become a certified instructor for the Nurse Aide Training Program. Classes are scheduled through the end of the calendar year.
Individuals may choose to become members of the association because they have an interest in the purpose of the Michigan Home Health Association. In addition, the association may wish to honor certain individuals with a perpetual membership because of their history of service to the association. Individual members may not be employed by an organization defined in other membership category that is not a member of the Michigan Home Health Association. Individual and honorary members may not vote in association elections and may not serve on the Board of Directors.