Partnering with NAHC for Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid-Participating Home Health and Hospice Providers A SIX-PART WEBINAR SERIES Description:  Beginning in November 2017, Medicare and Medicaid providers — including home health and hospice — must meet a host of new requirements designed to ensure that they have the necessary planning in place to provide safe care for […]

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Member News

  HCANH is pleased to welcome some new members!     Nova Leap Health NH LLC, dba Northern Family Home Care, is a new Provider Member. It is a private duty agency in Littleton. Chris Dobbin is the CEO and Regina Bowler is the Clinical Director.   Qualidigm has renewed as an Affiliate Member.  Based […]

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Save the Date: Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Mill Falls at the Lake, Meredith Friday June 23, 2017 9:00 to 1:30 pm   HCANH and NHHPCO will celebrate our achievements and take a combined look forward to next year’s challenges and opportunities at our combined Annual Meeting, on Friday, June 23 from 9 am to 1:30 pm. This is a great […]

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HCANH Workers’ Comp Program Pays $103,000 Dividend

  The Home Care Association’s Workers’ Compensation group purchasing program paid its largest dividend ever — $103,872.  The dividend — for the July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 policy year —  was shared among 16 agencies that qualified for the dividend, based on their medical loss ratios.  This is the sixth consecutive year that […]

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New Hampshire Medicaid- A Primer for Home Care Providers

The Medicaid program is the largest health insurance program in the U.S., covering millions of the poorest individuals and families in the nation. As such, Medicaid is also a key source of health care financing. Medicaid covers many people with disabilities and complex needs, and the program has been an important locus of innovation and […]

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Register by Monday for OASIS Workshop Discounts

  OASIS accuracy is the single most important factor in your agency’s Medicare reimbursement and quailty scores. Investing in OASIS education pays off! Your investment is even smarter if you register your team for HCANH’s Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy Workshop by Monday, April 10th!    This workshop is the gold standard of OASIS training and […]

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Member News

Member News John G. Albert, MBA, FACHE, President and CEO of Home Health Foundation in Lawrence, MA, has announced that he will retire effective June 1, 2017.  He served seven years as CEO and more than 20 years as member of the organization’s Board of Trustees.  The Foundation is comprised of three affiliate agencies — […]

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CMS Announces Delays in Home Health Regulations

CMS showered the home health industry with good news last Friday.  The agency announced proposed rules to delay implementation of the new Medicare Home Health Conditions of Participation (COPs.)  The much-maligned Pre-Claim Review Demonstration Program was also suspended.   CMS’s proposed rule will extend the effective date for the new home health COPs from July […]

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Scholarship and Excellence Awards

The Home Care Association of New Hampshire has four exciting opportunities to recognize the best and the brightest among our members. By recognizing excellence among our agencies, staff, students and advocates the Home Care Association of New Hampshire strives to publicly acknowledge and thank those who make a difference throughout Home Care, as well as […]

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HCANH Seeks Nominations for Home Care LNA of the Year Award

LNAs are often at the front line of the health care experience.  The LNA of the Year Award offers us all an opportunity to recognize and reward those individuals who have committed themselves to a career as a Licensed Nursing Assistant, offer excellence in patient care, are suburb at communicating with patients, families and staff, […]

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Save Money! Register for the New England Home Care Conference Today

Early bird discount ends THIS Friday, March 31, 2017. The 7th Annual Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show is the place to be on May 16 – 18. Sign up by THIS FRIDAY, March 31 for the best registration price. Join hundreds of home health colleagues, industry experts and the leading home health product […]

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NGS: Home Health and Hospice Virtual Conference Registration Open

The 3rd Annual Home Health and Hospice Virtual Conference will take place Thursday April 13, 2017. The virtual conference will begin at 2:00 PM Eastern Time with courses being offered every hour until 7:00 PM. The virtual conference is free to attend but registration is required. To register, visit the National Government Services website at […]

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Rate increase hasn’t solved pediatric nursing woes

By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press Saturday, March 18, 2017 In-home nurse Jane Kern, left, chats with her patient Lexi Gerkin while administering medication at the Gerkin family home in Brentwood, N.H., Friday, March 17, 2017. Pressed by parents of severely sick children, New Hampshire increased Medicaid reimbursement rates for skilled in-home nurses a year ago. […]

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Union Leader: Palliative Care Helps NH Elders Navigate Difficult Diagnoses

Reporter Gretchen Grosky examined New Hampshire’s palliative care approach, and how it is changing medical care for local seniors like Elsa Abele (pictured below) who receives palliative care while for lung cancer. By GRETCHEN M. GROSKY New Hampshire Union Leader Palliative care helps NH elders navigate difficult diagnoses Editor’s note: This is the first of […]

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Palliative Care Highlighted in Union Leader’s Silver Lining

Each weekday, a palliative care team at Concord Hospital meets to talk about their patients who have undergone life-changing diagnoses. Shown from left are team members Laura Berman, Kathy Petit-Sneck, and Dr. Mary Kay Eckert. By GRETCHEN M. GROSKY New Hampshire Union Leader Bringing Medicine Home Each weekday, a palliative care team at Concord Hospital […]

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Skin & Wound Management Course & Exam to be Offered in Concord

June 5-9, 2017 9:00 am to 4:30 NHTI in Concord, NH This spring the Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI) will be offering its national certification program and exam in Concord, NH.  Thanks to a partnership with WCEI, members of the Home Care Association of New Hampshire can participate at a discounted rate. This nationally recognized […]

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Home Care Goes to Washington: Make Your Voice Heard

Join NAHC in Washington and Make Your Voice Heard March 20 & 21, 2017 for the March on Washington With a new president and a new administration, all eyes are focused on Washington, D.C. Every year, home care and hospice leaders and supporters from across the country join with the National Association for Home Care […]

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Welcome Sheehan & Phinney as New HCANH Affiliate Member

HCANH is pleased to welcome a new Affiliate Member — Sheehan Phinney, a regional law firm with offices in Manchester and Boston. Kate Hanna chairs the firm’s Health Care Practice Area. Please join us in welcoming them! Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, P.A.Katherine M Hanna, Esq1000 Elm St, 17th FloorManchester, NH 03101 Phone: 603-627-8106Fax: 603-641-2365Email: […]

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Energize Your Behavioral Health Team

  April 12, Full-day Training for clinicians who are new to behavioral health April 13, Case Study Workshop for experienced behavioral health clinicians Both sessions are at the Kimball-Jenkins Art School in Concord. Check out the brochure and register!

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How Well Does Your Medical Director Know Hospice Coding?

  Hospice coding is constantly changing. Failure to code properly impacts your future hospice payment models.  Coding expert Joan Usher will offer a 2-part Comprehensive Hospice Coding webinar series for your hospice medical director, admissions staff, NPPs, clinicians and your QAPI team. April 8, What Hospice Medical Directors Need to Know About Coding, April 13, […]

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