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Member Benefits

Regulatory Guidance

Q & A Service

Members benefit from Q & A, where they can find comprehensive and up-to-date home care and hospice answers to regulatory questions. Accessible by phone (217-753-4422) and email,  Q & A is staffed by Liz Vogt and Bonny Kohr.

Communicator XPress

The Communicator XPress is IHHC's biweekly online newsletter with in-depth articles and updates on home care legislation, regulation, education and the latest industry news affecting home health, hospice and private duty services. Two spin-off publications, Hospice Insights and Home Services Insights provide a deeper dive into industry specific topics.

Communicator XPress Podcast

Listen while you work... or drive...  IHHC started recording the Communicator Xpress and making it available as a podcast. This is the perfect way to get all of the news you need without having to read a thing.

List Serve

IHHC’s List Serve is actively used by members who want to know how others are managing, what products they are using, and how they are interpreting rules and regulations. Even the most knowledgeable providers often learn on the List Serve that they have made some faulty assumptions or their processes are no longer valid. IHHC’s regulatory expert Liz Vogt monitors the List Serve, so you won’t go wrong as a List Serve follower.

Resources & Referrals

Find a Provider

This Tab on the IHHC website leads family caregivers and health professionals directly to your services. Through your membership with IHHC, your agency is listed with the services you provide, the payment sources you accept AND the geographic area you cover. It's FREE marketing for your agency!

Tools You Can Use

As a member of IHHC, you can access all areas of IHHC's provider website, www.ilhomecare.org. IHHC's website provides toolkits, templates, education, news, a membership directory and much more.

Among the most popular online tools are those created by IHHC’s committees. These include:

  • One of a kind REGULATORY ROAD MAP and REIMBURSEMENT ROAD MAP – Provides one-click access to state and federal regulations and payer sources, organized by topics and services.
  • Dozens of TIP SHEETS from the Best Practices Committee, as well as Private Duty and the Hospice Work Groups – Enhanced by links to Policies, Regulations and Resources too good to miss.
  • FACT SHEETS AND WHITE PAPERS created by IHHC for members to use to influence decision makers. 


IHHC Online Academy, FrontlineCoED

This is a FREE members-only service. Come to the IHHC Online Academy to get all of the state-mandated training that your staff members need at no additional cost to you -  Initial and Annual Alzheimer's and Related Dementia training, Sexual Harassment Prevention Training, Pre-Service and Annual Home Service Worker Training.

Workshops, Audio Conferences, Webinars, Symposiums

IHHC schedules a diverse selection of educational sessions throughout the year.

Annual Conference & Exposition

The biggest educational event of the year, this event attracts approximately 300 home health and hospice professionals, offers CE's, and features a jam-packed exhibit hall with the latest home care products & services!


Lobbying at the State & Federal Levels

IHHC works with its members to ensure that lawmakers at both the Federal and State level understand issues and concerns related to the home care and hospice industries. We work hard to lobby the U.S. Congress and Illinois General Assembly on issues that relate to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, health care reform,  fair labor practices and other key regulatory issues. Our advocacy message is clear and simple: Help Us Choose Home.

NAHC/Forum of States

IHHC is an active member of the National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC), as well as the NAHC Forum of State Associations. As such, IHHC is in a position to communicate regularly with home care leaders across the country, and to pass on timely information to its own members.

Member Involvement

Board, Committees & Work Groups

IHHC believes that we are who we are because of our members. In addition to relying on the valuable feedback from our members, IHHC receives ongoing guidance from the IHHC leaders who serve on our Board of Directors and 10 committees and work groups. Learn about Volunteer opportunities here.

Social Media

In addition to our own YouTube Channel, IHHC actively uses Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to reach members and to advocate and promote our industry.