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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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Re4fresh Your Rx I.Q.

Refresh Your Rx Knowledge With new medications coming on the market all the time, it’s critical that home health clinicians stay up to date on pharmacology. Join Dr. Tayla Rose, professor of pharmacy from Northeastern University’s Bouve College of Health Sciences, for a 4-part webinar series Pharmacology Refresher for Home Health Therapists and Nurses. There will be […]

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Tell Me About the Positive

Send us a video! Since we can’t be together in person for the Annual Meeting, we still want to be able to network and share insights about our work. Text to: 802-274-1725 E-mail: homecarenh@gmail.com What has inspired you during the past year – especially in the last few months?  What lessons have you learned? What […]

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2020 Annual Meeting Goes Virtual

Join your colleagues on Zoom for the Alliance’s VIRTUAL Annual Meeting, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am on September 25th. We’ll celebrate our successes, elect directors and officers, vote on bylaws changes, and honor shining stars. Our keynote speaker is Aaron Blight, Ed.D., an international speaker, author, and consultant on caregiving, aging, and healthcare. The event […]

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Palliative, Hospice Care are for Support, Comfort

New Hampshire Union Leader null by ANNA SWANSON “We wish we hadn’t waited so long,” is most frequent comment heard from families. By Anna Swanson Pemi-Baker Community Health Many people have heard of hospice care but they mistakenly think that it’s just a way to help cancer patients be more comfortable at the end of […]

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Mask Up New Hampshire!

Mask Up New Hampshire is a collaborative effort that aims to raise awareness around the basic safety precautions we can all take to help limit the spread of COVID-19 across the state and keep New Hampshire healthy and open. Many organizations have joined the Mask Up New Hampshire awareness effort to help raise awareness around […]

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Get Your Hospice PEPPER

Q4 2019 PEPPERs are available for hospices. These reports summarize provider-specific data for Medicare services that may be at risk for improper payments. Providers can use the data to support internal auditing. Download your agency’s report on the PEPPER Portal.  The PEPPER Team is committed to ensuring and maintaining the confidentiality of each provider’s PEPPER. […]

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Medicaid EVV: Not Coming Soon

Medicaid EVV: Not Coming Soon New Hampshire has pushed the tentative timeline for implementing electronic visit verification (EVV) for Medicaid personal care and home care services to mid-2022. The new timeline was shared during an EVV Advisory Council Meeting on July 21. The state held stakeholder feedback sessions and conducted a survey of providers. The […]

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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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