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No MBI = No Payment

No MBI = No Payment   As of January 1, 2020, all Medicare home health and hospice claims must include new Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBI), regardless of the date of service. Claims without MBIs will be rejected. In a recent Provider Outreach and Education call for hospices, NGS reported that about 30% of New England […]

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Don’t Miss NH’s Premier Event on Hospice & Palliative Care

Palliative Care Clinician Dinner – November 20 The Alliance will host its Annual Palliative Care Clinician Dinner on Wednesday, November 20th, the evening before the Fall Conference. The dinner is an informal networking event for palliative care providers. It will be held from 6:00pm – 8:30pm at the Grappone Center in Concord.   Suzana Makowski, […]

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Alliance Provides Free PDGM Card for Referring Physicians

One of the challenges of implementing Medicare’s new home health Patient-Driven Groupings Model in January is educating referring physicians about agencies’ needs for more specific patient information and faster turnaround time for signed documents. To help our members meet that challenge, we’ve developed a free card that agencies can download and distribute to referral partners. […]

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We advocate for home health care. Grassroots advocacy takes us from Concord to Washington, D.C. to advocate for policy decisions and regulations on behalf of those serving home care and hospice clients in New Hampshire. We can’t do it alone! and that is why we have the Hearts for Home Care program. Hearts for Home […]

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Alliance Seeks Education Topic Ideas

Alliance needs your help to plan the most effective and useful education program schedule! Have an idea? I’d love to hear it. Fill out the survey below: Create your own user feedback survey

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Fall Hospice Conference – Brochure is OUT!

The Best Care Possible: Next Generation Thursday,  November  21, 2019 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Grappone Conference Center 70 Constitution Ave Concord, NH The Annual Hospice and Palliative Care Conference is a full-day event that brings together colleagues and peers to share research, clinical best practices, and practice-related guidance and to advance and improve patient care. […]

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Free Webinar on Sepsis: The Blind Spot of Antibiotic Stewardship: Antibiotic Overuse at Discharge

Sepsis Awareness Month is here! In 2011, Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month to bring healthcare providers and community members together in the fight against sepsis. This September, take the TIME to help save lives. Participate in the free webinar: The Blind Spot of Antibiotic Stewardship: Antibiotic Overuse at Discharge Description Appropriate antibiotic […]

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NH Nursing Scope of Practice Revisions

Did you know that the New Hampshire Board of Nursing revised its Scope of Practice Advisories in 2019? Please review them to be sure your nursing team is functioning at its highest level.   LNA Scope of Practice Advisory (New 6/27/19) LPN Scope of Practice Advisory (Revised 3/19) RN Scope of Practice Advisory, (Revised 5/19) […]

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Stop Sepsis at Home!

Many people think of sepsis as a “hospital problem.” However, 80% of sepsis starts in the community. Septicemia (primary or secondary diagnosis) is the #2 cause of hospital admissions or readmissions from home care settings. The Alliance has a Sepsis Work Group that is rolling out a home-based sepsis screening tool developed by the Home […]

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NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management Needs YOU

Multi-Year Training & Exercise Plan Survey Released The Training & Exercise Unit at New Hampshire Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HSEM) has begun updating the Multi-Year Training & Exercise Plan (MYTEP).  This year, we chose to adopt a new process which starts with a survey of all emergency management, emergency response and preparedness partners across […]

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Sepsis in Older Adults

  Sepsis: Across the Continuum of Care This webinar series is aimed at addressing sepsis education and subtopics across the entire continuum of care – from critical care nurses to home care staff. This webinar series is made possible with an unrestricted educational grant from bioMérieux, Inc. Sepsis in the Elderly. Sepsis occurs when the […]

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CDC Resources Warn of Sepsis Danger

Do you know about the life-threatening condition called sepsis? Do you know about the life-threatening condition called sepsis? Protect yourself, and your family by learning more about sepsis and how you can prevent it.    

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Heroes Among Us: Improving Sepsis Care

  One of the key tools in improving sepsis care was the development of a computerized algorithm to help identify and diagnose sepsis early. This algorithm runs in the background, covering nearly all patients in the facility. “We have predictive models that can identify children at risk. This is early in the course and prevents […]

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Hospice Conference Seeks Sponsors

Our efforts would go even farther with your company’s support as our official corporate conference sponsor. Do your services support quality end of life care in New Hampshire for those with serious illness and/or for their team of caregivers? If so, we invite you to participate in our Annual Fall conference on November 21st as […]

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NH Governor Recognizes Importance of Sepsis Awareness

On Aug. 16, Governor Chris Sununu signed a proclamation announcing September as “Sepsis Awareness Month” in New Hampshire. Sepsis is blanket term referring to a life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, amputations and death. As many as 80% of sepsis deaths could be prevented […]

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How Can We Solve Sepsis Together?

GE Sponsored Webinar – Can We Help Solve Sepsis Together? Augmented Intelligence for Healthcare and Sepsis Sepsis is a complication of severe infection characterized by a systemic inflammatory response. Mortality rates from sepsis range between 25% to 30% for severe sepsis and 40% to 70% for septic shock.   Welcome! You are invited to join […]

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September is SEPSIS AWARENESS Month

  September is Sepsis Awareness Month and the Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of New Hampshire wants to inform our community of this life-threatening condition. Sepsis is a medical emergency. It is your body’s life-threatening response to an infection. Any kind of infection can lead to sepsis, but common infections include Urinary Tract […]

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National expert. Close to home.

Episode Management Training – we’re bringing national expert Gina Mazza to NH to help our members better understand how PDGM might affect workflows.  Every agency should send at least two clinical leaders to this ½ day program on September 26.  Space is limited. Register here: https://homecarenh.org/wp-content/uploads/events/episode-management-training/   Join us for the most recent information on […]

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