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 Home Health and Hospice Care in Merrimack was named 2017 Business of the Year in the healthcare sector by Business NH Magazine and the NH Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Congratulations to President and CEO John Getts and his entire team for the great work they do! HHHC has been helping and healing in the […]

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Check Your HIS Preview Reports NOW!

Hospice provider Hospice Item Set (HIS) “Preview Reports” are now available in CASPER. These preview reports show hospice quality measure scores for Q4 2015 – Q3 2016 and give a glimpse of the first Medicare Hospice COMPARE Reports to be launched this summer. Click here for info about accessing your hospice’s preview report.   Hospice […]

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Interpretive Guidelines for Emergency Preparedness

  CMS has issued an advance copy of the interpretive guidelines (IGs) and survey procedures for the Medicare and Medicaid emergency preparedness requirements. These IGs are for state surveyors.  They will be incorporated into the Medicare State Operations Manual under  Appendix Z. The IGs apply to all of the 17 provider types listed in Emergency Preparedness Requirements […]

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – October 28, 2017

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – October 28, 2017 The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications. DEA National Take-Back Initiative National Take-Back Initiative NFLIS Publications & Manuals […]

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After Knee or Hip Replacement, No Place Like Home

Joint replacements typically restore lost mobility, making it possible for people to get health-enhancing exercise and enjoy countless activities that require movement. After Knee or Hip Replacement, No Place Like Home In a study published earlier this year in The Journal of Arthroplasty, medical researchers at the University of Iowa and the University of Texas […]

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NH is ranked “top five” healthiest places for seniors

America’s Health Rankings® and America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report recently ranked New Hampshire 5th best place for seniors. The rankings were built upon the World Health Organization definition of health, as “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” State Summaries New Hampshire […]

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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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