Binax now kits for non-contracted home care agencies

I’ve attached an FAQ on how to obtain a CLIA certificate and the application itself. The intent would be for medical home healthcare agencies to get access to these testing kits. My understanding is that it’s not a complicated process. There is a small fee (approximately $200) to obtain the CLIA certificate. CLIA Application FAQ: […]

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Medicare Issues 2021 Final Payment Rule

CMS finalized the CY 2021 Home Health PPS Rate Update, which also covers quality reporting requirements and new regulations for home infusion therapy. The rule is relatively unchanged from last year. Base payment rates are increased by 2%. The PDGM behavioral adjustment remains at 4.36%. The national standard base rate for a 30-day period of […]

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PPP- new SBA forgiveness questionnaire

The SBA recently released the attached draft questionnaires (form 3509 for-non-profits and form 3510 non-profits) which must be completed by any borrower who received more than $2M in PPP loans. Approximately 30,000 of the 5.2M PPP loans are over $2M.   The purpose of the form is for the SBA to evaluate the borrower’s good-faith […]

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Member Discount on National Wound Care Courses

The Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI) will be offering its national certification programs for skin and ound care and ostomy care recorded and live onlie.  Thanks to a partnership with WCEI, our members  can participate at a discounted rate. See the Wound Care Institute for more details. For significant discounts, be sure to use the […]

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PEPPER Data- The Free Comparative Billing Report You Need!

The RELI Group, along with its partners TMF Health Quality Institute and CGS, is contracted with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to develop, produce and disseminate provider-specific comparative data reports, referred to as the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report, or PEPPER. PEPPER summarizes one provider’s Medicare claims data statistics and provides comparative […]

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Abbott BinaxNOW Webinar for Home Health and Hospice Organizations

The team appreciated the engagement from all our participants and all the thoughtful questions we received through our Q+A box.  The team will work with Abbott and the CDC to answer these questions and send out a consolidated question and answer list to all participants, along with a link to the recording of the presentation. […]

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The World Health Organization (WHO) added a new code to the international ICD-10 database: U07.1 (2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease. As of April 1st, 2020, the code will be available for use in the United States. Renowned coding expert Lisa Woolery, RN, BSN, BCHH-C, COQS presents an important, timely, and free webinar, Coding COVID-19: using new ICD-10 […]

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Waivers for Home Health Care Providers: UPDATE

Home Health Agencies (HHAs) CMS is revising its existing waiver that allows Occupational Therapists (OTs) to perform initial and comprehensive assessments beyond cases in which only therapy services are ordered by expanding it to permit Physical Therapists (PTs) and Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) to do the same. The waiver thus permits OTs, PTs, or SLPs […]

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Re4fresh Your Rx I.Q.

Refresh Your Rx Knowledge With new medications coming on the market all the time, it’s critical that home health clinicians stay up to date on pharmacology. Join Dr. Tayla Rose, professor of pharmacy from Northeastern University’s Bouve College of Health Sciences, for a 4-part webinar series Pharmacology Refresher for Home Health Therapists and Nurses. There will be […]

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News from CMS

Q4 2019 PEPPERs are now available for home health agencies. These reports summarize provider-specific data statistics for Medicare services that may be at risk for improper payments. Visit the PEPPER Resources website for helpful information.   CMS issued a new MLN Matters Article MM11880 on Billing for Home Infusion Therapy Services On or After January 1, 2021 […]

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Tell Me About the Positive

Send us a video! Since we can’t be together in person for the Annual Meeting, we still want to be able to network and share insights about our work. Text to: 802-274-1725 E-mail: homecarenh@gmail.com What has inspired you during the past year – especially in the last few months?  What lessons have you learned? What […]

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2020 Annual Meeting Goes Virtual

Join your colleagues on Zoom for the Alliance’s VIRTUAL Annual Meeting, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am on September 25th. We’ll celebrate our successes, elect directors and officers, vote on bylaws changes, and honor shining stars. Our keynote speaker is Aaron Blight, Ed.D., an international speaker, author, and consultant on caregiving, aging, and healthcare. The event […]

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Palliative, Hospice Care are for Support, Comfort

New Hampshire Union Leader null by ANNA SWANSON “We wish we hadn’t waited so long,” is most frequent comment heard from families. By Anna Swanson Pemi-Baker Community Health Many people have heard of hospice care but they mistakenly think that it’s just a way to help cancer patients be more comfortable at the end of […]

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MACs Resume Medical Review on a Post-Payment Basis

MACs Resume Medical Review on a Post-Payment Basis  To protect the Medicare Trust Fund against inappropriate payments, Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) are resuming fee-for-service medical review activities. Beginning August 17, the MACs are resuming with post-payment reviews of items/services provided before March 1, 2020. The Targeted Probe and Educate program (intensive education to assess provider […]

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Mask Up New Hampshire!

Mask Up New Hampshire is a collaborative effort that aims to raise awareness around the basic safety precautions we can all take to help limit the spread of COVID-19 across the state and keep New Hampshire healthy and open. Many organizations have joined the Mask Up New Hampshire awareness effort to help raise awareness around […]

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Get Your Hospice PEPPER

Q4 2019 PEPPERs are available for hospices. These reports summarize provider-specific data for Medicare services that may be at risk for improper payments. Providers can use the data to support internal auditing. Download your agency’s report on the PEPPER Portal.  The PEPPER Team is committed to ensuring and maintaining the confidentiality of each provider’s PEPPER. […]

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Medicaid EVV: Not Coming Soon

Medicaid EVV: Not Coming Soon New Hampshire has pushed the tentative timeline for implementing electronic visit verification (EVV) for Medicaid personal care and home care services to mid-2022. The new timeline was shared during an EVV Advisory Council Meeting on July 21. The state held stakeholder feedback sessions and conducted a survey of providers. The […]

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Well Being Trust Releases Thriving Together:A Springboard for Equitable Recovery and Resilience in Communities Across America

The Springboard Provides Communities and Local Government with Promising Actions in the Wake of COVID-19, Towards a Healthy and Just Nation Oakland, CA (July 27, 2020) – Communities across the country have an immense reservoir of energy, courage, and imagination that can propel widespread local and nationwide action around a single unifying and measurable expectation: […]

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Clear Mask Options

This list was assembled by one of our state partners to help provide a list of known clear mask manufacturers. See the entire collection here: Clear Mask Manufacturers. Many of you may find that you have need for this type of resource.  I have not vetted these companies, so please do your due diligence before […]

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