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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Advocacy

Your Assignment! Successful advocacy is all about building good government relationships. Now is the time to start. Here are some ideas: Send a letter, email or make a phone call to your newly-elected NH State Senator(s) congratulating them on their election or re-election. Offer to be a resource on home health, hospice or palliative care […]

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NH Politics: State Update

Election Recap   By now, most people know that New Hampshire’s State House will have a blue hue in the next legislative session. While pundits were predicting that Democrats would retake the majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate might be evenly split, few predicted just how far the blue wave would reach.. […]

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Home Care & Hospice Month November 2018

Home Care & Hospice Month November 2018

November is National Home Care and Hospice Month and agencies and caregivers across the United States will be raising awareness about the unique and irreplaceable value of health care delivered in the home. Home Health care is high-quality care that empowers patients to take control of their own health and treatment while remaining independent in […]

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

CY 2019 Home Health Prospective System Rate Update and CY 2020 Case-Mix Adjustment Methodology Refinements; Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model; Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements; Home Infusion Therapy Requirements; and Training Requirements for Survey On October 31, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a final rule which includes finalized CY 2019 […]

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Enhance Your Clinicians’ Care for Alzheimer’s Patients

The Alliance is hosting a 4-part webinar series as part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in November. Katherine Vanderhorst, RN, MSN and Amy Craven, PT, MS, DPT will delve into unique challenges for home care and hospice clinicians who care for patients with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. The 90-minute webinars will be throughout November with recordings […]

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Baby It’s Cold Outside: Time for Ice Grips!

Snowy sidewalks and slippery steps are a winter way of life for home care staff, but you can help prevent falls and injuries by providing your staff with ice grips. FutureComp, the loss management division of USI, is once again offering its discounted ice grip purchase program. Click here for order information and size chart. […]

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National Drug Take Back Day:October 27th

In 2016, 6.2 million Americans misused prescription controlled drugs. Studies have shown that the majority of misused drugs are taken from the medicine cabinets of family and friends. National Drug Take Back Day on October 27th is a safe and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired medications. Spread the word to family, friends […]

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Share Your Story

The Moment I Knew… The Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance knows it’s the PEOPLE working in hospice and home care that make it such a special environment to provide quality, compassionate health care, but what about YOU? What was the moment like? When did you know this work was right for you? Tell […]

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Membership.

your association,  your participation Upcoming Alliance Meetings Behavioral Health Managers Meeting — 10/19, 10am – Noon, CRVNA, 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord CQI Forum – 10/25, 8:45am – 9:45am, NHHA, 125 Airport Road, Concord, immediately before the QI Scholars Workshop Education Committee — 10/30, Noon – 2pm, Alliance Office, 8 Green St, Concord. Volunteers welcome! Contact […]

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NH is #1 in Home Health Adherence

Strong Showing in the Granite State The Granite State leads the nation in “adherence” to Medicare home health services. Sixty-six percent of NH Medicare beneficiaries who were discharged from a hospital with instructions for home care actually receive the services. This compares to a national average of 60%. Hawaii was ranked lowest at 48.1%. The […]

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23rd Annual Hospice Conference – Nov 15

Don’t Miss the Most Important Hospice Conference of the Year! The Alliance is proud to host “Keeping the Patient Voice Alive: The Best Care Possible at the End of Life” on November 15 at the Grappone Center in Concord. This full-day program is for anyone who cares for patients with non-curative illnesses and their families. […]

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