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Sponsors Needed for Annual Hospice & Palliative Care Conference

Do your services support quality end of life care in New Hampshire for those with serious illness and/ or for their team of caregivers? If so, I am writing this letter to invite you to participate in our 23rd Annual Fall Conference on November 15th.   The NH Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHHPCO), and […]

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Agency’s Payment Situation Highlights Broader VA Payment Problems

Right at Home Situation Highlights Broader VA Payment Problems Right at Home Situation Highlights Broader VA Payment Problems A New Hampshire-based Right at Home franchise cancelled care for several veterans due to lack of payment by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), and they’re not the only company to have billing issues with VA.

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NH Home Care Agency Halts Care: Owed Thousands by VA

VA fails to pay its bills, and a home health care provider has to cut off services to vets – The Boston Globe LONDONDERRY, N.H. – Homebound with diabetes, heart disease, and other ailments, the 68-year-old Army veteran finally found a lifeline three months ago from a private home health provider recommended by the Department […]

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Golf Event 2018

2018 Golf Tournament sportsmanship, camaraderie and raising funds for hospice Beautiful morning, and a fantastic course contributed to the overwhelming success of the 15th Annual Golf Event to support New Hampshire’s Hospice and Palliative Care. Many thanks to Bayada Hospice and the Robinson family for being our lead sponsors – and to Mary Kazanowski, planning […]

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Quell Your QAPI Fears

Do Medicare’s new home health QAPI requirements seem insurmountable? We have a solution. Just breathe deeply and register for the Alliance’s webinar QAPI: Ready or Not! Kathy Roby, BSN, MA, MS, CHCE, Senior Project Manager at Qualidm, will help you understand the differences between your old QM process and what is now required in the […]

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QI Scholars Initiative Reboots for ’18-’19

After many requests, the Alliance is re-offering its highly-acclaimed QI Scholars Initiative, which includes participation in the internationally-known IHI Open School. This program combines IHI’s online courses with home care and hospice-specific onsite workshops. It’s intended to enhance managers’ knowledge of process improvement so they can lead care transformation efforts.  See our website for more […]

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Clinical Directors’ Meeting to Discuss Sepsis Education

The Alliance’s Home Care Clinical Directors’ Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 13th from 10:15- 12:15 at Concord Regional VNA, 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord. The meeting will focus on regional efforts to reduce sepsis mortality through early identification of the signs and symptoms of sepsis. The meeting will include a presentation by Al Cardillo, […]

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Honor Hospice Volunteers at Hospice Education Day

  Your hospice volunteers are an exceptional group of caring and compassionate people who selflessly offer support to individuals, families and caregivers. Support and recognize them with our annual Hospice Volunteer Education Day at the beautiful, historic Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH, on September 20. Register your volunteers for Hospice Volunteer Day by SEPTEMBER 7.

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Psych Series Set for September with C & V Senior Care

Cognitive impairments, depression and behavioral issues have a major impact on a patient’s ability to recover from illness. This 4-part webinar series will help home care staff better understand how to assess patients with behavioral health conditions, establish appropriate care plans, document properly and fulfill the requirements of the IMPACT Act as it applies to neuro-emotional […]

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Local Agency Receives National Award!

The Visiting Nurse, Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County & Western Maine was recently notified by Strategic Health Partners (SHP) that it received SHP’s Best of the Best award for achieving the top overall score among 950 hospices in SHP’s national CAHPS Hospice benchmark and scoring above the SHP national average for each CAHPS […]

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CMS Unveils Proposed Rule for Medicare Home Health Payments

On July 2nd. CMS published itsMedicare Home Health Rate Rule and plans for 2020 payment reform. Here’s a synopsis of rate changes: The HHPPS episodic payment rate, after case mix and wage index adjustments, will increase by 2.1%. Per visits payments will also increase by 2.1% The rural add-on for 2019 will be 3% for […]

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It’s Official! Our Association Has a New Name

    New Hampshire’s Secretary of State approved our new name on July 12th. Our association is now officially the Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of New Hampshire. We continue to own the Home Care Association trade name, so you may still see it on materials as HCANH and NHHPCO combine operations.   […]

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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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