Announcing National Healthcare at Home 2021 Best Practices and Future Insights Study: Agencies Encouraged to Complete Input Survey

  The Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of NH is excited to be partnering on National Healthcare at Home 2021 Best Practice and Future Insights Study.  The purpose of this study is to continue the involvement and commitment to research in the healthcare at home industry. Why? Because we believe home-based care is the […]

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Best Practices in COVID Vaccine Administration, Storage & Transport

If your agency will be contracting with DHHS to vaccinate patients, it’s important to have the proper training, info and equipment.  Please utilize these CDC online training resources. CEUs are available. Module WB 4460 COVID-19 Vaccine Training: Overview of Immunization Best Practices for Healthcare Providers Module WB 4417 Storage and Handline 2021 Module WB 4464 […]

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THE CFI Story Project

Funding for New Hampshire’s Choices for Independence program is a top legislative priority for the Alliance in the Legislative Session.  We know that agencies are doing their best to deliver necessary services, but staffing issues, low reimbursement and COVID-19 have resulted in gaps of CFI care. It’s important that legislators learn how important CFI is, […]

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Become a Vaccination Provider

New Hampshire’s health care providers stand at the ready to deliver the life saving vaccine injections to a demanding pubic. Unfortunately, there’s a supply crunch. According to officials at the state, New Hampshire has more than enough capacity to deliver the of COVID-19 vaccinations, but is currently only receiving about 17,000 doses a week. At […]

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HR Metrics Survey

The Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of NH is conducting a Human Resources Metrics Survey among its members.  The purpose of the survey is to get a snapshot of vacancy rates among home health and hospice staff and to determine the 2020 turnover rates for key positions.  This information will help us advocate […]

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Patient Safety Executive Development Program from IHI

  Today: Informational Call Patient Safety Executive Development Program   Hear from this program’s faculty on diagnostic tools needed to measure a culture of safety, designing a strategic patient safety plan tailored to your area of responsibility, and implementing proven, systemic changes to your organization. Learn more about how the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is […]

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COVID-19 Update

Vaccinating Medically Vulnerable Patients NH DHHS has posted NH Vaccination Guidelines for Phase 1b, a technical assistance document to help providers identify patients under age 65 with certain comorbidities. Phase 1b registration opened at 8AM this morning for people over age 65. By 9AM, approximately 80,000 people had registered. Vaccinating Homebound Patients – NH DHHS […]

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Vaccinate! NH’s Phase1B registration opens tomorrow

Registration opens for Phase 1b tomorrow, Friday, January 22 at 8 a.m. Those eligible can sign up here (on Friday). Additionally, the state has released the 1b technical document to help assist you and your network with determining who is eligible for vaccination and how vaccine will be distributed. They have also provided documents on […]

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Vendor List – Updated

https://homecarenh.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/EOC-Logistics-Resources-01142021.xlsx ATTACHMENT 1: Vendor list Please see the most recent list of vendors who have contacted the state offering PPE and materials.  The state works hard to vet these vendors but you should vet them yourselves prior to entering into a contract.  You may still make your requests for PPE though WebEOC to ESF8 but […]

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Vaccine Available Now for Home Care & Hospice Staff

How to Register: First review the NH COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Guidelines for Phase 1a. This enables you as a health care provider to categorize yourself into Most-At-Risk, Moderate Risk and Lowest Risk, giving examples and guidance on who qualifies for which category. We have limited doses of vaccine coming into our state and we need […]

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Vaccine Now Available for Home Care & Hospice Staff

Time to Register for Vaccinations! On December 24th, NH DHHS released information for ambulatory care workers to register online for vaccination appointments at fixed sited locations. This group includes home care, hospice, and personal care workers with direct patient contact. How to Register: First review the NH COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Guidelines for Phase 1a. This […]

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RAP Changes Now Underway

There’s no upfront payment for home health agencies in 2021 Welcome to the new year here! You have five days to have your RAP submitted and accepted, or your home health agency will face a hefty penalty. Adjusting to this time frame will require workflow and policy changes, even as agencies are still dealing with […]

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Vaccination Registration Open for Some Home Care Employees

NH DHHS is pleased to announce that “Most-Risk” ambulatory care and health care professionals working in other settings can now register to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This communication outlines that process, which involves individuals and health care organizations working together to ensure the best use of the limited doses of vaccine available. You may receive […]

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IMPORTANT: COVID Surveillance Testing for Hospice Staff in NH

During the past week, there has been ongoing discussion between the Alliance, the NH Health Care Association and NH DHHS regarding COVID tests for hospice staff who care for patients in Long Term Facilities.  This process has become more complicated as LTCFs vary between testing 100% of their staff weekly or twice weekly. Today, NH […]

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Be Ready for BIMS!

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to incorporate the Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS test) to assess for patients’ cognitive impairments as part of OASIS E. Due to the pandemic, a Medicare and Medicaid interim final rule issued last May delayed the new OASIS-E items for at least a year following […]

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COVID-19 Science and NH Vaccine Update

    COVID-19 Science and New Hampshire Vaccine Update Elizabeth Talbot, MD, Deputy State Epidemiologist, NH DHHS; Infectious Disease Specialist, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine  

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2021 Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit

NELS 2021: Your Conference We know you have what it takes … even as a pandemic has taken our world by storm. Rising to take on the challenges of these extraordinary times demands creative Leadership NOW, More Than Ever. The Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit remains your harbor. Join us January 20-22 to cultivate and […]

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Attend Weekly COVID-19 Information for NH Long-Term Care Providers

Weekly Scheduled Calls Weekly Call Schedules Question Submission Link (Long-term care providers only, please) Wednesdays @ 11:45a:  ALL Long-Term Care Providers with Dr. Elizabeth Talbot, Dr. Benjamin Chan, Elizabeth Daly, & Taylor Selembo from DPHS Thursdays @ 12:00n:  Across multiple levels of care and industries with DPHS.  (Coordinated by DPHS) In partnership with the New […]

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