Hospice Certified? You could be!

Plan Now for Hospice & Palliative Care Programs in March Member agencies can enhance the competency of their palliative care and hospice clinicians through two great programs the Alliance is co-sponsoring next month. On March 7th, we’re a partner in the 6th Annual Hospice & Palliative Care Conference at St. Anselm’s College in Goffstown, NH. […]

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Clinical Dir Meeting Thursday

Networking with peers and sharing best practices is one of the benefits of the Alliance’s affinity groups. We invite Clinical Directors to join us on Thursday, February 14 to discuss what it takes to hire new RN grads. We’ll also share the good and bad of the new Medicare CoPs and delve into how vacancy […]

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Survey Shows Hundreds of Vacancies and Higher Turnover

Twenty-three member agencies reported 431 full-time equivalent staff vacancies as of December 31, 2018. The data was collected as part of the Alliance’s 2019 HR Metrics Survey, conducted by Patrick Miller, MPH, of Affiliate Member Helms & Company.The annual Turnover Rate for calendar year 2018 was 30% — more than double the 13% annual vacancy […]

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2019 Vaughan Awards -The Nomination Deadline Approaches

Only one month remains before the deadline for you to nominate the noteworthy volunteer(s) that you will want to nominate for the Joseph D. Vaughan Award for service provided tis past year.  Recipients will be recognized in a ceremony in the State House on May 6, 2019. The State Committee on Aging and EngAGING NH […]

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HCA survey

WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Medicare-certified? Answer the call. NAHC wants your input on the COP requirements that home health aide competency evals must be done using actual patients, not pseudo patients.   Please complete the 3-question survey below or forward it to the person in your agency responsible for home health aide competency.  See the message […]

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NH DHHS Invites Agencies to Do Home Safety and Technology Assessments

NH DHHS will host a conference call this week for agencies interested in performing Medicaid home safety assessments and assistive technology evaluations. These services were previously performed by ATECH at Crotched Mountain Foundation. The call will cover the scope of services, timelines, assessment tools and reimbursement. DHHS Conference Call: Tuesday, January 29th at 1:00 pm […]

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CMS Issues New FAQs on Medicare Conditions of Participation

CMS Issues New FAQs on Medicare Conditions of Participation The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services sent State Survey agencies a new “Frequently Asked Question” memo regarding the home health Interpretive Guidelines for the CoPs that went into effect in January 2018. The 10-page document covers questions regarding physician orders, home health aide competency and […]

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PDGM Summit – Offered Twice

March 12 PDGM Summit Sells Out; Second Day Added on March 13 Due to overwhelming demand, a second PDGM National Summit has been added for the Boston area on March 13. The full-day events on March will be held on March 12th and 13th in Northampton, MA. Click here to register and use the promo […]

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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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