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NH DHHS Proposes Changes to Home Care and Hospice Licensing Rules

  The NH Bureau of Health Facilities Licensing has released proposed revisions to the He-P 809 rules for licensing of home health care agencies and the He-P 823 rules for home hospice agencies. Public hearings will be held on June 11th — noon for the hospice rules and 1:00 pm for the home care rules. […]

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Annual Meeting: Register Today!

The Association’s Annual Meeting on June 22nd will be an important event, so plan now to attend! Members will be voting on bylaws amendments and a slate of directors to lead the Association forward as a merged entity with the NH Hospice & Palliative Care Organizations. We will also celebrate accomplishments of the past year, […]

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Disaster Planning with Earth Ex: BLACK SKY

A new Tabletop Exercise opportunity will  conducted online by the National Information Sharing Consortium (NISC). Last year, thousands of people from various organizations across the globe participated in a similar exercise. The exercise is entitled “Earth Ex 2018- All- Sector Response Transnational Hazard Exercise” and is available at no cost to your organization. The exercise […]

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Get the Scoop on the HCANH/NHHPCO Merger: Webinar on May 21st

If you missed the April Membership Meeting, there’s another chance to learn about the proposed merger of the Home Care Association and the NH Hospice & Palliative Care Organization. We’ll host a special webinar for members on Monday, May 21st at 2:30pm. HCANH Vice President Jim Culhane will provide an overview of the merger process, […]

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2018 Home Care LNA of the Year Award Seeks Nominations

LNAs are often at the front line of the health care experience.  The LNA of the Year Award offers us all an opportunity to recognize and reward those individuals who have committed themselves to a career as a Licensed Nursing Assistant, offer excellence in patient care, are suburb at communicating with patients, families and staff, […]

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Learn a PDSA Approach to Reducing Hospital Readmissions

The Association will host a webinar on Wednesday, May 9 entitled “Reducing Hospital Re-admissions.“ Home health quality consultant Kathy Roby will provide proactive solutions to improve your agency’s readmission rate. This PDSA approach is perfect for your QAPI program. Home care QI and Clinical Directors are encouraged to participate. Register today!

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CMS Provides Guidance on Medicare Advantage Supplemental Benefits

  Home care agencies could have an expanded role in providing services to enrollees in Medicaid Advantage (MA) Plans. CMS has issued two memos to the MA Plans instructing the plans on changes for contract year 2019. One memo relates to the expanded interpretation of the definition for “primarily health-related” supplemental benefits that plans will be […]

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Get the Scoop on the HCANH/NHHPCO Merger: Webinar on May 21st

    If you missed the April Membership Meeting, there’s another chance to learn about the proposed merger of the Home Care Association and the NH Hospice & Palliative Care Organization. We’ll host a special webinar for members on Monday, May 21st at 2:30pm. HCANH Vice President Jim Culhane will provide an overview of the […]

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From The ER To Inpatient Care – At Home

Phyllis Petruzzelli spent the week before Christmas struggling to breathe. When she went to the emergency department on Dec. 26, the doctor at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital near her home in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood said she had pneumonia and needed hospitalization. Then the doctor proposed something that made Petruzzelli nervous. Instead of being […]

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Wanted: Partnering Agency for MI

~ Stephen Rollnick and William R. Miller, Sheffield, UK Oct 2011 Vision:  to bring a greater presence of Motivational Interviewing (MI) to NH for the people we serve across continuum of care. Motivational Interviewing (MI) has been identified as an evidence-based, practice-based model of compassionate care to use when the person we serve is not […]

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Vaughan Award seeks nominations

EngAGING NH and the NH State Committee on Aging are pleased to announce that we are soliciting nominations for the annual Joseph D. Vaughan awards. This is a joint effort to recognize individuals or couples over the age of 60 who demonstrate outstanding leadership or meritorious achievement as volunteers on behalf of New Hampshire’s older […]

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Help Stop HHGM!

CMS’s Proposed HHGM Payment System Will Disrupt Home Health Payments and Access to Care CMS is planning major changes for the way home care agencies are reimbursed for Medicare services, and the industry is pushing back hard. New Hampshire providers need to voice their concerns by contacting our Congressional Delegation and submitting comment letters to […]

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Meet Ayla: Another Face of Medicaid

Meet Ayla, the daughter of the MA Pediatric Home Nursing Care Campaign Founder, Angela Ortiz. The campaign is a coalition partner of the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts. Feel free to share to protect all medically fragile children. Meet Ayla: Another Face of Medicaid Meet Ayla: Another Face of Medicaid – created at http://animoto.com

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Home Care Association of NH Recognizes Caregiver of the Year

—————————————- Annie Scanlon, 2017 Licensed Nurse Assistant of the Year CONCORD, N.H.— Annie Scanlon of North Walpole, NH received the 2017 Home Care LNA of the Year at the Home Care Association of New Hampshire’s Annual Meeting in Meredith, NH on June 23.  For a decade Scanlon has brought positive energy, laughter and passion to […]

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Rounds Receives NH Home Care Service Award

Violet Rounds, Chief Financial Officer of Concord Regional VNA, was recently awarded the Home Care Service Award by the Home Care Association of New Hampshire (HCANH) at its annual meeting in Meredith, NH.  The award recognized her decades of outstanding work promoting quality home care in New Hampshire. “Violet’s deep knowledge about government programs and […]

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Member News

 Home Health and Hospice Care in Merrimack was named 2017 Business of the Year in the healthcare sector by Business NH Magazine and the NH Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Congratulations to President and CEO John Getts and his entire team for the great work they do! HHHC has been helping and healing in the […]

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – October 28, 2017

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – October 28, 2017 The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications. DEA National Take-Back Initiative National Take-Back Initiative NFLIS Publications & Manuals […]

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After Knee or Hip Replacement, No Place Like Home

Joint replacements typically restore lost mobility, making it possible for people to get health-enhancing exercise and enjoy countless activities that require movement. After Knee or Hip Replacement, No Place Like Home In a study published earlier this year in The Journal of Arthroplasty, medical researchers at the University of Iowa and the University of Texas […]

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NH is ranked “top five” healthiest places for seniors

America’s Health Rankings® and America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report recently ranked New Hampshire 5th best place for seniors. The rankings were built upon the World Health Organization definition of health, as “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” State Summaries New Hampshire […]

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