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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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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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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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NANA Appoints Engelbert as Interim Executive Director

NANA Appoints Engelbert as Interim Executive Director Chandra Engelbert has been named Interim Executive Director at the Newfound Area Nursing Association. Former Executive Director, Jennifer Rosene resigned earlier this month. Engelbert will wear two hats, as she is also the Chief Executive Officer for another Alliance member, Pemi-Baker Community Health in Plymouth, NH.  

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Portsmouth’s Cross Agency joins the Alliance

Welcome to the Alliance’s newest Affiliate Members, Mike Ripley & Matt D’Arcy of Cross Insurance Agency in Portsmouth. Cross is a family-owned insurance agency with over 40 branches throughout New England and has over 900 employees ready to provide insurance solutions to fit your unique situation. Reach Mike Ripley at mripley@crossagency.com or learn more about […]

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Latest Resource List, Burn Rate Survey

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 demand continues to […]

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OASIS-E Delayed

OASIS-E has been delayed. OASIS Answers has created a short video to summarize the OASIS-E delay which you are free to share with staff. OAI explains the OASIS-E Delay from OAI Admin on Vimeo. Per the language in the rule it appears that the earliest that OASIS-E could be implemented is January 1st, 2022, with the actual […]

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Member Benefit: Rivier University Online Degree Programs Information

Rivier University Online Degree Programs Information Rivier University’s healthcare and related online programs continue to run as usual, and we are even expecting a possible increase in enrollment in our online programs due to the Covid 19 pandemic.  Online education is the way to go for most healthcare workers, for several reasons. Right now, it […]

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NH Home Care & Hospice Offers Capacity Reports to NH Health Care Partners

In April the Alliance began sharing aggregate data with the NH Hospital Assn (NHHA), NH Health Care Association (NHHCA) and NH DHHS on home care capacity. The Alliance is doing this to remind our referring partners that home care and hospice agencies stand ready to alleviate any burdens on facilities. Please submit reports on Tuesdays and Fridays […]

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Alliance Awards 2020

The Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of New Hampshire has five exciting opportunities to recognize the best and the brightest among our members. By recognizing excellence among our agencies, staff, students and advocates the Alliance is able to publicly acknowledge and thank those who make a difference throughout New Hampshire as well as […]

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New Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Home Health & Hospice

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has created a new resource page specifically for helping the home care and hospice community remain informed and deal safely and appropriately with the spread of COVID-19, the Coronavirus. The Coronavirus Resources Page, to be updated constantly until this crisis has passed, will be populated with the latest information, […]

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Infection Control in the Spotlight

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. There are confirmed cases in New Hampshire. Caregivers in home care and hospice are being urged to continue with standard infection control precautions to limit the spread of the virus in the community.   […]

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Member Focuses Attention on Healthcare’s Need for Direct Care Workers

New Hampshire Review shines a light on the workforce issue facing today’s health care providers. See the article here: From their webpage: Healthcare’s growing crisis Need for workers providing patient care is requires immediate attention – NH Business Review A convergence of trends is producing a real crisis in healthcare: a growing shortage of front-line, […]

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A New Benefit for Members: Free Dementia Care Training

  A new state law took effect on January 1st that requires home care agencies, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult day centers to provide 6 hours of dementia care training to their direct care staff, along with 4 hours of annual continuing education. This is good for employees and patients, but it’s an […]

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Sign Up for the Leadership Summit!

Sign Up for the Leadership Summit! Time is running short for you to register for the Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit. This event is January 28th-30th at The Revere Hotel in Boston.   The Summit is a great place to network with colleagues from throughout the region, gain new industry insights and become inspired! CEOs […]

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Palliative Care Nursing Conference — March 5th

St. Anselm’s College & Alliance Co-host Palliative Care Nursing Conference — March 5th   “Enhancing Care in Palliative Care” is the theme of the 7th Annual Hospice & Palliative Care Conference at St. Anselm’s College in Goffstown. It’s co-sponsored by the Alliance and St. A’s Continuing Nursing Education Department. The event will feature topics such […]

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Get Your Coders & Billers on the Same Team

Get Your Coders & Billers on the Same Team Before your agency clicks “send” on your first batch of Medicare PDGM claims, make sure your coders and billers are working together. PDGM has created more work for billers and more complexity for coders. But there are efficiencies to be gained! Health information management expert Joan […]

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New Dementia Training for Home Care

  The Alliance is pleased to announce a new member benefit  — exclusive free access to Dementia Care Education that complies with New Hampshire’s new dementia training requirements. This training is currently in development and will be available in early February as recorded webinars that any member agency can use.  We are partnering with C […]

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