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Vendor List – Updated

https://homecarenh.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/EOC-Logistics-Resources-01142021.xlsx ATTACHMENT 1: 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 […]

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Vaccine Available Now for Home Care & Hospice Staff

How to Register: First review the NH COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Guidelines for Phase 1a. This enables you as a health care provider to categorize yourself into Most-At-Risk, Moderate Risk and Lowest Risk, giving examples and guidance on who qualifies for which category. We have limited doses of vaccine coming into our state and we need […]

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Vaccine Now Available for Home Care & Hospice Staff

Time to Register for Vaccinations! On December 24th, NH DHHS released information for ambulatory care workers to register online for vaccination appointments at fixed sited locations. This group includes home care, hospice, and personal care workers with direct patient contact. How to Register: First review the NH COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Guidelines for Phase 1a. This […]

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Vaccination Registration Open for Some Home Care Employees

NH DHHS is pleased to announce that “Most-Risk” ambulatory care and health care professionals working in other settings can now register to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This communication outlines that process, which involves individuals and health care organizations working together to ensure the best use of the limited doses of vaccine available. You may receive […]

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IMPORTANT: COVID Surveillance Testing for Hospice Staff in NH

During the past week, there has been ongoing discussion between the Alliance, the NH Health Care Association and NH DHHS regarding COVID tests for hospice staff who care for patients in Long Term Facilities.  This process has become more complicated as LTCFs vary between testing 100% of their staff weekly or twice weekly. Today, NH […]

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COVID-19 Science and NH Vaccine Update

    COVID-19 Science and New Hampshire Vaccine Update Elizabeth Talbot, MD, Deputy State Epidemiologist, NH DHHS; Infectious Disease Specialist, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine  

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Attend Weekly COVID-19 Information for NH Long-Term Care Providers

Weekly Scheduled Calls Weekly Call Schedules Question Submission Link (Long-term care providers only, please) Wednesdays @ 11:45a:  ALL Long-Term Care Providers with Dr. Elizabeth Talbot, Dr. Benjamin Chan, Elizabeth Daly, & Taylor Selembo from DPHS Thursdays @ 12:00n:  Across multiple levels of care and industries with DPHS.  (Coordinated by DPHS) In partnership with the New […]

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Stress & Burnout in COVID

Stress & Burnout:  Recognizing the Signs and Strategies to Help Yourself and Others Denise White shares her experience and offers advice on how to combat the “I’m fine” culture with your staff. stress and burnout in covid from Leslie Hammond on Vimeo. View her handouts and additional resources below. Stress and Burnout resources Slides_Stress and […]

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Updated Therapeutic Management of Patients with COVID-19

https://www.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov   Therapeutic Management of Patients with COVID-19 From NIH:  Last Updated December 3, 2020 Executive Summary Two main processes are thought to drive the pathogenesis of COVID-19. Early in the course of the infection, the disease is primarily driven by replication of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Later in the course of […]

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Alliance PPE Portal

The Alliance has partnered with the American Advertising Specialties in creating in a portal for commonly used personal protective equipment (PPE) can be purchased in bulk. Take advantage of this great pricing and quick delivery! This partnership is in line with our mission, to offer our members value based pricing and convenient access to high […]

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American Advertising Specialties Offers Members PPE

Here’s a new member benefit! The Alliance has partnered with American Advertising Specialties to help you obtain basic PPE supplies, including gloves, gowns, masks and hand sanitizer.  Several state home care associations across the country have partnered with AAS and received positive feedback from members.  All supplies are in-stock in the US, ship within 2-3 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Resource Available: Take Care of YOU

This event can cause even the most prepared among us a great amount of stress, especially those that are tasked with caring for others.  Please review this attachment as a resource to help vent some of that stress.  Many of your facilities are becoming personally impacted with this virus.  For those that are not, the […]

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Sununu Signs Tele Health Law

COVID-19 Update July 21, 2020 The tele health flexibilities that were issued by Emergency Order #8 are now permanent. Today, Governor Sununu signed HB 1623 into law. Here are key features of the bill: The NH Medicaid program shall provide coverage and reimbursement for health service delivered through tele medicine at the same reimbursement as […]

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