The Private Duty Homecare Association (PDHCA) will be trying to bring long-term care (LTC) providers and long-term care insurance (LTCI) producers closer together at an upcoming home care conference in Las Vegas.

The PDHCA, Washington, is an affiliate of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, Washington, that represents home care providers.

When an LTCI carrier pays benefits to an LTCI policyholder, the policyholder may be using the cash to pay for services provided by a PDHCA member company.

The PDHCA is set to start its next 3-day meeting Jan. 23 at the Bellagio Hotel.

The breakout sessions will cover topics such as Web marketing,home care regulations, caregiver recruitment and quality management.

Another session will cover strategies home care providers can use to help clients tap any LTCI home care benefits that might be available.

The scheduled presenters for the LTCI benefits session are Glenn Kantor and Corinna Chandler, two lawyers from Northridge, Calif.

The presenters are offering teach session attendees how to analyze LTCI policies, submit a claim to an insurance company, and avoid pitfalls.

Maryglenn Boals, a Phoenix LTCI specialist, is set to talk about the ins and outs of LTCI coverage at another session.

Richard Hoover, a Las Vegas life insurance agent, will participate in a panel discussion on how home care providers can get referrals. Hoover and other panelists will answer questions such as, “What would it take to gain you as a referral source?”, organizers say.