Hospice

Affinity Group for Hospice Administrators

Affinity Groups bring together staff from member organizations who share similar responsibilities. They gather to discuss issues common to their area of work and offer advice to the Alliance staff.This is your time to hear from colleagues and share challenges and successes! Won’t you join us?

Hospice Administrator Meeting Schedule


  • Hospice Admin Mtg
    January 31, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As members of the Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of NH, you and your staff will be invited to network group meetings hosted by the Alliance that allow providers in similar roles to share current challenges, successes and resources.  These meetings are meant to be supportive, educational and a way to get to (more…)


  • HOLYOKE, MA
    March 25, 2019 - March 26, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • LAWRENCE, MA
    March 28, 2019 - March 29, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Online registration is available through the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts. New Hampshire members use promo code: Hospice2019 . March 25-26 – Western MA (Holyoke, MA)  9:00- 4:30 Baystate VNA, 361 Whitney Ave., Holyoke, MA March 28-29 – Northern MA (Lawrence, MA) 9:00 – 4:30 Home Health VNA, 360 Merrimack St., #9, Lawrence, MA This (more…)

 

 

Please join us on September 12th by phone.

Call in # 1 319 527 3512 access code – 610342

September 2018 Meeting

Of note is the CMS focus this year on the role of the hospice medical director vs hospice physicians. Making titles and responsibilities clear in job descriptions and Org Charts has become more important than ever.  I am attaching the NHPCO Tip Sheet for the role of the physician and the Hospice Medicare Conditions of Participation sections designed for the CMS surveyors to help guide you if you need to update documents for your program.

AGENDA

Welcome and introductions ~ Janice

  • Alliance Merger and transition updates – Q & A ~ Janice
  • Legislative Updates – Licensing Rules
  • Recent survey activity ~ all
  • Medical Director and Hospice Physician job descriptions
  • New rule – PA’s in Hospice ~ all
  • Palliative Sedation policies ~ all
  • Opioid Use and disposal issues  ~ all
  • Fall conference – Nov.15
  • Other?

Next meeting – Oct?