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Compensation Survey Report Available Now

The 2020 Northern NE Healthcare Compensation Survey Report is now complete.  This comprehensive report includes data from home care agencies, hospice agencies, hospitals and health systems throughout NH, ME and VT.  This is a free member benefit to Alliance members who choose to participate.   Twenty-four members agencies submitted data. The report includes: Policy data for […]

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Member Benefit: Education Discount at Rivier University

  June is here! Get started for fall classes at Rivier. The staff of member agencies of  Home Care Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance of NH may now access discounts to degree and non-degree course offerings at Rivier University. Rivier has Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral programs as well as programs in Nursing, Business (including MBA […]

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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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Blueprint for OASIS Rescheduled for October

The onsite OASIS-D training, offered by OASIS Answers, scheduled for June in West Lebanon has been postponed until October. Current registrants can move their registration to the new date or be refunded in full. Watch your e-mail for details. Experience the comprehensive and nationally acclaimed two-day Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy workshop and learn to confidently […]

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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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Press Pause on Improvement? Not Right Now

Press Pause on Improvement? Not Right Now By IHI Multimedia Team | Monday, April 27, 2020 “Keyboard Contradiction” by MacBeales is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 Some health care organizations may be wrestling with the idea of pausing their quality improvement (QI) efforts while they deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief Scientific Officer Emeritus and […]

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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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Governor Issues Emergency Orders in Light of COVID-19

  NH Coronavirus: Governor Suspends Evictions, Foreclosures CONCORD, NH – The governor of New Hampshire followed-up on the unprecedented decision to shut down in-service food service as well as the banning of large gatherings in the state with three new emergency orders Tuesday to protect residents who may lose their jobs during the new coronavirus […]

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PDGM Summit Goes Virtual

After much deliberation and understanding that our members’ health and safety come first, the Home Care Alliance of MA and NAHC are happy to announce that the March 30 PDGM Conference will be presented as virtual all-day conference rather than an in-person event.  Below will highlight how we will be moving forward with this event. […]

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Guidance for hospice visits in facilities in the age of COVID-19

Please see the  Governors Executive Order 2020-04 relating to the visitation requirements of all facilities providing care to older adults. As of 3/15/20 at 11:59 pm all assisted living facilities, long term care facilities, nursing facilities, residential care facilities or any other similar facilities providing residential care to elderly or infirm patients, shall prohibit visitor access […]

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CMS Takes Action Nationwide to Aggressively Respond to Coronavirus National Emergency

The President’s declaration empowers the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to authorize CMS to take proactive steps through 1135 waivers and rapidly expand the Administration’s aggressive efforts against COVID-19 led by the White House Coronavirus Task Force. The HHS Secretary is authorized to waive certain Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) […]

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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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Home Care & Hospice Prepare NOW for the Coronavirus

Coronavirus, COVID-19, was first discovered in China in December 2019, but has spread rapidly around the world and in the United States, with confirmed infections and fatalities increasing by the hour, not to mention an unknown number of unreported cases. Clearly, there is much to learn about COVID-19 and dealing effectively with it will be […]

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CMS Sends More Detailed Guidance to Providers about COVID-19

CMS NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2020 Contact: CMS Media Relations (202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries     CMS Sends More Detailed Guidance to Providers about COVID-19 Healthcare workers in home health agencies and dialysis facilities are the latest group to receive important information on protecting staff and at-risk patients Today, the Centers […]

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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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