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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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Private Duty/CFI Managers’ Forum to Meet on June 6

    Affinity groups are a great opportunity to network with colleagues and share challenges and opportunities. The Private Duty/CFI Managers’ Forum will meet at 10AM on Wednesday, June 6th at Concord Regional VNA. The group will get an overview of the 2018 Private Duty Benchmarking Study, a national survey that examines private duty data […]

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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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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 permitted […]

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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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Get Answers from NGS

  On April 5th, NGS’s Home Health Clinical Consultant Lauri Domingo will be in Concord for a half-day education session on CMS’s Targeted Probe & Educate Process and home health documentation requirements. It’s from 9:00am – 12:30pm at the Holiday Inn, 172 North Main Street in Concord. Don’t miss this chance to get your questions […]

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Early Bird Discount for NE Home Care Conference Ends Today!

If you know you’re going to the New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show then register ASAP! The early bird discount for the event ends Friday, March 9th. The region’s biggest and best industry event will be at Cliff House Maine on April 25 – 27th. Book your hotel room too, because […]

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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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Back by Popular Demand: OASIS Answers!

The best OASIS competency program in the country is coming back to New Hampshire on June 25- 26.  OASIS Answers “Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy” workshop will be held at The Fireside Inn in West Lebanon, NH.  HCANH is co-hosting the program with the VNAs of Vermont.   The COS-C Exam is offered on June 27th for […]

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Wound Care Certification Course Will Be in Concord in March

The Wound Care Education Institute is coming back to Concord on March 12-16.  This 4-day Skin and Wound Management Course, followed by the WCC Exam, is a great way to develop expertise within your agency.  Plus, HCANH members save $300!  Register online and use the coupon code HOMECARENH. 

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Know Your Agency’s HIPAA Risk!

In December, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced a $2.3 million settlement in lieu of civil monetary penalties with 21st Century Oncology — a large multi-site provider of oncology services.  The company’s exchange server was breached through a remote desktop protocol, providing impermissable access to over 2 million patient records.  OCR discovered that the […]

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