October 17th Membership Meeting to Focus on Government Relations

Elections are in a few weeks, and the Alliance is already prepping for 2019 advocacy in Washington and Concord. Come to the Membership Meeting to find out out how you can raise your voice on home care and hospice issues. Join us Wednesday, October 17th at the NH Hospital Association, 125 Airport Road, Concord. Coffee […]

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Medicare POC requirements

Special alert from the National Association of Home Care and Hospice regarding Advance Directive Information in the Home Health Plan of Care as a condition for payment A very serious issue involving Medicare home health has surfaced that requires the immediate attention of your organization. Effective January 13, 2018, the “Plan of Care” (POC) Condition […]

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Northeast PDGM Summit 3.12.19

. The Home Care Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of NH will co-sponsor with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), the Forum of State Associations, and the Home Health Financial Management Association, a PDGM Summit on March 12, 2019. . Register online: Check your e-mail for your member code Is your agency […]

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CMS Guidelines Unclear for Medication Disposal

Providers are waiting for DEA guidance on the updated rule that allows hospice nurses to dispose of meds when a patient dies.  Judi Lund Person, VP of Regulatory and Compliance at NHPCO has met with representatives of the DEA and hopes to have more information by the end of January. For now providers are advised […]

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Prepping for PDGM

Medicare-certified home care agencies need to begin NOW to prepare for the 2020 transition to a Patient-Driven Groupings Model. Here are some great opportunities to learn: Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit Pre-Conference Program, January 22, Boston CMS Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model Call Tuesday, February 12,1:30 to 3 pm ET. A question and answer session […]

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February LNA/Aide Training

Caring for Non-Surgical Orthopedic Patients February 14, 2019 from 3- 4 pm, presented by John Conrad and Libby Hart, RN Home health and hospice aides deliver what many patients, and their families, consider the most essential treatment in this phase of their life. These compassionate aides assist with bed positioning, sit-to-stand transfers and falls prevention […]

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Upcoming Training: COPD, Assessment & Treatment

COPD is more prevalent than ever. Get the latest on assessment & treatments. Home care has seen a dramatic increase of patients with COPD, resulting in greater focus on the therapy needs of these individuals. Join Ernest Roy, PT, DPT in this 90-minute webinar on February 12th detailing the functional assessments and treatments for COPD […]

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Train Up on OASIS D

OASIS D is HERE! We have the training you need on YOUR Schedule. The Alliance’s 4.5 hour training on OASIS D began last Thursday, with two more sessions scheduled for for this week. Take advantage of the live version and the recordings by registering today! Session 1, recording available: An overview of changes to the […]

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Attend an Emergency Preparedness Workshop

There’s one near you! The Granite State Health Care Coalition will be offering a series of five Exercise Concepts Workshops. Medicare and Medicaid agencies are required to conduct a facilitated tabletop exercise and a “whole community” functional exercise in order to be compliant with the CMS EP Rule and State Health Care Licensing. There is no […]

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Two Important Surveys for Alliance Members

As we head into the Legislative Session, we need all members to share crucial data so we can effectively advocate on your behalf. This week, the Alliance will send two surveys to home care and hospice agencies. A Workforce Survey will be conducted by Helms & Company –– an Affiliate Member — to get a […]

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Focus: Leadership

Will a New Congress be a Game-Changer for Home Health in 2019? Learn more at Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit Come January, all eyes are on Congress and the overall political terrain of Washington, as new leadership takes hold post-election. The Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit will help provide you with a window into what’s […]

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Circle in the Field – Hospice

As a follow up to the film Circle in the Field – Hospice that was partially previewed at our membership meeting today, please feel free to view the 18 minute video here http://www.circleinthefield.org/ .  The information about the playwright and film maker below will tell you more about this project and your ability to use […]

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Register now for St Anslem’s Hospice & Palliative Care Conference

Learn About the Evolving Palliative Care Model We’re pleased to announce that the Alliance will co-host the 6th Annual Hospice & Palliative Care Conference with St Anselm College Department of Continuing Nursing Education. This is an excellent educational opportunity for nurses to enhance their knowledge of palliative care. The conference is March 7th and will […]

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Member Renewal Time

We’re Counting on Your Membership Renewal for 2019The Alliance is your voice in Concord and Washington and your local resource for affordable education, peer support, regulatory trouble-shooting and valuable services. But you can’t benefit from any of this unless you belong! Renewal applications were sent to CEOs in early December and are due by January […]

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Sign Up for Last Minute Training

Sign Up for Last Minute OASIS D Training The transition to OASIS-D takes effect January 1. Be sure your staff know the changes, because errors can affect your bottom line. The Alliance is a hosting a 3-part “Under the Wire on OASIS D” webinar series beginning on January 3rd. Kathy Roby and Charlotte Steninger from […]

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Member Meeting- Join us!

Membership Meeting and Holiday Luncheon is December 19th!   Alliance members are invited to our quarterly Membership Meeting on Wednesday, December 19th, from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. It’s at the NH Health Care Association, 5 Sheep Davis Road, Pembroke. (Note: This is not our regular location!)   We have several guests on our agenda. […]

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Summit on PDGM Coming to Boston this March

NAHC To HOST NATIONAL SUMMITS:Preparing Home Health Agencies for 2020 and Beyond Medicare Patient-Driven Groupings Model: A Revolution in Medicare Home Health Payment One-Day Intensive Educational Summits JANUARY – MARCH 2019  |  12 STRATEGICALLY LOCATED CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY  The most consequential changes to impact home health in decades are coming in 2020 — are […]

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Family and stories take center stage for 23rd Annual Hospice Conference

If there was a theme for the 23rd Annual Hospice and Palliative Care Conference, it’s that patient and caregiver stories matter. Hospice caregivers are perfectly positioned to draw those stories and experiences to the light. Many business partners, including our bookseller Toadstool Books, will be available throughout the day with items for sale and exhibits […]

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Fixing PDGM

Despite opposition from the home health industry, CMS included a “behavioral assumption” reduction in its final proposal to move to a Patient-Driven Groupings Model in 2020. The reduction is expected to decrease Medicare home health payments by over a $1 billion. Several bills have been introduced in Congress to stop the behavioral assumption and require […]

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Federal Update

Federal Update Democrat Chris Pappas was elected to succeed Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter to New Hampshire’s Congressional District 1, while Congresswoman Anne McLane-Kuster easily won her 4th term. As always, GSHHA will develop and maintain a strong rapport with our Congressional Delegation on federal issues that affect home care, hospice and palliative care. Opioid Bill Allows […]

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NH DHHS Adopts Licensing Rules for Home Health and Home Hospice Providers

NH DHHS Adopts Licensing Rules for Home Health and Home Hospice Providers The Bureau of Health Facilities Administration has finalized the He-P 809 rules for Home Health Care Providers and the He-P 823 rules for Home Hospice Providers. The Association participated in stakeholder meetings, presented public testimony and submitted written comments on both sets of […]

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