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THE CFI Story Project

The Choices for Independence provides a package of long-term services to support vulnerable adults who need nursing home level of care stay in their homes. People who need nursing home level of care typically require extensive or total assistance on a daily basis with personal care. Recently a few of the 3,700 participants shared their […]

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The CFI Story Project

  Funding for New Hampshire’s Choices for Independence program is a top legislative priority for the Alliance in the Legislative Session. It’s important that legislators learn how important CFI is and what needs to be done to keep the program sustainable. Help us Paint the Picture and give voice to our clients and their caregivers […]

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HR Metrics Survey

The Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of NH is conducting a Human Resources Metrics Survey among its members.  The purpose of the survey is to get a snapshot of vacancy rates among home health and hospice staff and to determine the 2020 turnover rates for key positions.  This information will help us advocate […]

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Check Your Mail for 2021 Member Registrations

This year has been uncharted territory for all of us. The Alliance is proud to represent New Hampshire’s home care, hospice and palliative care providers who never wavered in caring during this unprecedented pandemic.  I am equally proud of how our team shifted gears on advocacy, education, and networking to help you navigate this new […]

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CALL TO ACTION TODAY: Virtual Advocacy Day

This would normally be the week that Alliance members would be in Washington as part of the NHPCO Leadership Advocacy Conference and the NAHC March on Washington.  In fact, we had Capitol Hill visits scheduled for today with health policy aides from our Congressional Delegation.  Those events were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, […]

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Become an Advocate. Join the Legislative Committee.

Ever wish you could have a greater say in how laws and regulations are made? Here’s your chance! We’re seeking volunteers to join our Legislative Committee. This group meets every few weeks from January to June to review proposed legislation, recommend policy positions to the Board, and help develop our legislative strategy. Members are often […]

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We advocate for home health care. Grassroots advocacy takes us from Concord to Washington, D.C. to advocate for policy decisions and regulations on behalf of those serving home care and hospice clients in New Hampshire. We can’t do it alone! and that is why we have the Hearts for Home Care program. Hearts for Home […]

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NH Governor Recognizes Importance of Sepsis Awareness

On Aug. 16, Governor Chris Sununu signed a proclamation announcing September as “Sepsis Awareness Month” in New Hampshire. Sepsis is blanket term referring to a life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, amputations and death. As many as 80% of sepsis deaths could be prevented […]

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Nails and the New Scope of Practice

Foot and nail care is needed for patients who are healthy but cannot perform normal foot care due to vision, orthopedic or neurologic deficiencies as well as for those who may have co-morbid conditions that lead to vascular, neurologic or dermatologic disorders and are therefore at high risk of trauma or infection from inadequate foot […]

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Are Quality Meeting notes protected?

New Hampshire has many QA statutes in RSA 151 and they are essentially the same. In the late 1990s, a law was enacted to protect hospital QA proceedings.  After that, many specific providers followed suit – nursing homes, surgery centers, home care, physician practices and even HMOs. These laws require review committee records to be […]

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DHHS Unveils Plan for CFI Managed Care

The NH Department of Health and Human Services released its implementation plan for Step 2 of Medicaid Managed Care. The plan calls for Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) or newly-formed PACE centers to manage all facets of medical care and long term care for Medicaid enrollees eligible for nursing homes or the Choices for Independence […]

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DHHS Unveils Plan for CFI Managed Care

  The NH Department of Health and Human Services released its implementation plan for Step 2 of Medicaid Managed Care. The plan calls for Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) or newly-formed PACE centers to manage all facets of medical care and long term care for Medicaid enrollees eligible for nursing homes or the Choices for […]

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CMS Releases Draft Version of the HHCOP Interpretive Guidelines

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) has issued a draft version of the home health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) Interpretative Guidelines (IGs). CMS issued the IGs to the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) with a request for stakeholder feedback. CMS is unable to entertain individual comments and requests that aggregated […]

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HHGM Rescue Bill

NAHC, Elevating Home, and the Partnership for Home Health offered what they are calling a “unified compromise proposal” to the House Ways and Means Committee in an effort to gain a withdrawal of the HHGM proposal from the CY2018 Home Health Prospective Payment System final rule.    The CMS Final rule is expected to be released within […]

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Behavioral Health Clear Path Project- Year 4

THE CLEAR PATH PROJECT– -Over the past several years, twenty agencies have participated in The Clear Path Project at various levels.  We recognize that the biggest challenge is educating new clinicians about behavioral health care.  HCANH will continue to offer onsite education from time to time.  But we also want you to have the flexibility […]

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Be The Change!

JOIN ME IN DC   If you’re interested getting into the nitty gritty of federal legislative and regulatory issues, there are two great options for quick trips to DC.  The Council of State Home Care Associations Public Policy Summit on 9/11 or the Elevating Home Public Policy Leadership Forum on 9/27-28.  I plan to attend both […]

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Clear Path Project- Year 4: A New Model to Fit Your Needs

The Clear Path Project is a unique, multi-year educational initiative designed to enhance the capacity of home health agencies to provide skilled psychiatric nursing care to home bound seniors with behavioral health conditions. With the Clear Path Project now in its fourth year, HCANH and C & V Senior Care Services are offering new options […]

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Energize Your Behavioral Health Team

  April 12, Full-day Training for clinicians who are new to behavioral health April 13, Case Study Workshop for experienced behavioral health clinicians Both sessions are at the Kimball-Jenkins Art School in Concord. Check out the brochure and register!

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Advocacy: Be Part of the Process

Advocacy: Be Part of the Process A key pillar of our mission is to advocate on behalf of our members at the State House. A new legislative session means welcoming returning members and educating new members on home care and the issues important to our patients and staff.  To be effective, we need you! Be […]

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NH State Senate Politics Heat Up

  All eyes are on the presidential race, but a dramatic set of state senate races has also begun to emerge. Click on the candidate’s names to learn more about those seeking office in your district.  Your challenge:  Get to know your State Senator  — before you ever need to ask for his or her […]

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