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A New Benefit for Members: Free Dementia Care Training

  A new state law took effect on January 1st that requires home care agencies, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult day centers to provide 6 hours of dementia care training to their direct care staff, along with 4 hours of annual continuing education. This is good for employees and patients, but it’s an […]

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Sign Up for the Leadership Summit!

Sign Up for the Leadership Summit! Time is running short for you to register for the Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit. This event is January 28th-30th at The Revere Hotel in Boston.   The Summit is a great place to network with colleagues from throughout the region, gain new industry insights and become inspired! CEOs […]

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Palliative Care Nursing Conference — March 5th

St. Anselm’s College & Alliance Co-host Palliative Care Nursing Conference — March 5th   “Enhancing Care in Palliative Care” is the theme of the 7th Annual Hospice & Palliative Care Conference at St. Anselm’s College in Goffstown. It’s co-sponsored by the Alliance and St. A’s Continuing Nursing Education Department. The event will feature topics such […]

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Get Your Coders & Billers on the Same Team

Get Your Coders & Billers on the Same Team Before your agency clicks “send” on your first batch of Medicare PDGM claims, make sure your coders and billers are working together. PDGM has created more work for billers and more complexity for coders. But there are efficiencies to be gained! Health information management expert Joan […]

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New Dementia Training for Home Care

  The Alliance is pleased to announce a new member benefit  — exclusive free access to Dementia Care Education that complies with New Hampshire’s new dementia training requirements. This training is currently in development and will be available in early February as recorded webinars that any member agency can use.  We are partnering with C […]

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The Next Leaders Is Already Among Us

Registration is coming soon for the Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit (NELS) 2020 in Boston on January 28-30, the premier northeast leadership program for home care executives in eight northeast states. Please save the dates! If you haven’t yet taken a look, see the summit’s revamped website where you can learn more about two of our […]

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Excellence in NH Nursing Awards

The 2020 Excellence in Nursing Awards is now open and will remain open until January 10, 2020.  I want to personally encourage each of them to nominate nurses from their organization for these prestigious awards.  We are hoping to get more nominations from outside the acute care setting.  Here is a link to the nomination […]

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The Case for Hospice Care

Member News The Concord Monitor recently ran an Op-Ed entitled The Case for Hospice Care by Beth Slepian, CEO of Concord Regional VNA. Thank you to Beth for reminding readers about the important care that hospices provide!   My Turn: The case for hospice care A recent analysis published by the New England Journal of […]

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NGS Reminder: Medicare Beneficiary Identifier Change Days Away

Beginning January 1st 2020, providers will be required to use the new Medicare number, also known as the MBI, for all Medicare transactions. Information on the MBI transition is on our website by clicking Learn about MBI banner on www.NGSMedicare.gov. After January 1, 2020 the Medicare claims processing system will not process a claim without […]

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Register Now for the Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit

Save money register now! Rates for the Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit go up after December 16. Don’t miss out on the early-bird savings! This is the premier leadership conference for home health executives in eight northeastern states. Save even more by registering a colleague from your organization before December 16. This is a great […]

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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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How Would You Improve NH’s LTSS System?

NH DHHS wants to know! The NH Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services is seeking stakeholder input for ways to improve Choices for Independence, Title III, Title XX, and other services that help people who need long term services and supports. Share your insight. Take the NH BEAS Survey and submit it by December 13, […]

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Member Survey

Many members are having difficulty obtaining prior authorizations and payments for home health services covered by the Veterans’ Administration. We would like to determine the scope of the problem for advocacy purposes.  Please complete the brief survey by  Monday, December 16th.   We would like one response per agency.  Please complete the survey even if your […]

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Attend the Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit

Get inspired at the Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit! This annual conference is a great event for home care leaders. CEOs are encouraged to attend and bring their senior managers. Join executives from New England, New York, and New Jersey as they delve into hot industry topics and gain leadership insight. January 28 – 30, […]

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Changing of the Guard at USI

  Terry Abbott, the architect of the Alliance’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Group Purchasing Program, is retiring after 45 years in the business. Terry worked with former HCANH Executive Director Susan Young to develop the highly successful program that improves risk management, provides deep discounts on insurance premiums and returns dividend rebates when the group meets […]

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Hospice Compliance Certificate Program – 12/12 & 13

The National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Hospice & Palliative Care Association of New York State (HPCANYS) are offering the Hospice Compliance Certificate Program in Albany, NY on December 12 and 13th.    The organizations are graciously offering this program to Alliance members at the member rate — a savings of $700.00.  […]

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It’s Membership Renewal Time!

CEOs will soon receive the Alliance’s 2020 Membership Renewal Application.   Alliance membership is a great investment for home care, hospice and palliative care organizations. It provides you with a unified voice in Concord and Washington, affordable & convenient education, networking that supports your staff, and access to services like our Workers’ Comp Group Purchasing […]

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Meet the New Surveyors at the Membership Meeting – 12/18

Meet the New Surveyors at the Membership Meeting – 12/18 Kristie Holtz, the new Bureau Chief for the Medicare Certification Unit, and Kelly Keefe, RN, the new Clinical Licensing Supervisor at NH DHHS, will be at the Alliance’s December 18th Membership Meeting to discuss their new roles, what’s happening in the field, and their perspectives […]

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Take the UNH Telehealth Survey

The UNH Telehealth Practice Center, an interdisciplinary center for telehealth learning and innovation, is conducting a statewide survey to understand how telehealth is used within the Granite State. The survey takes about 10 minutes. Survey results will help the Center provide resources, training and research. The Center wants to hear from a variety of disciplines […]

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PDGM. Here we go!

CMS issued its final rule for the 2020 payment model, PDGM, on October 31. It included rates of payment that go into effect on January 1, 2020. The final rule offered some minor tweaks to the payment model and set out 2020 payment rates. The rule includes a 4.36 percent cut (which CMS refers to […]

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