In 2016, 6.2 million Americans misused prescription controlled drugs. Studies have shown that the majority of misused drugs are taken from the medicine cabinets of family and friends. National Drug Take Back Day on October 27th is a safe and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired medications. Spread the word to family, friends […]
The Moment I Knew… The Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance knows it’s the PEOPLE working in hospice and home care that make it such a special environment to provide quality, compassionate health care, but what about YOU? What was the moment like? When did you know this work was right for you? Tell […]
your association, your participation Upcoming Alliance Meetings Behavioral Health Managers Meeting — 10/19, 10am – Noon, CRVNA, 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord CQI Forum – 10/25, 8:45am – 9:45am, NHHA, 125 Airport Road, Concord, immediately before the QI Scholars Workshop Education Committee — 10/30, Noon – 2pm, Alliance Office, 8 Green St, Concord. Volunteers welcome! Contact […]
Strong Showing in the Granite State The Granite State leads the nation in “adherence” to Medicare home health services. Sixty-six percent of NH Medicare beneficiaries who were discharged from a hospital with instructions for home care actually receive the services. This compares to a national average of 60%. Hawaii was ranked lowest at 48.1%. The […]
Don’t Miss the Most Important Hospice Conference of the Year! The Alliance is proud to host “Keeping the Patient Voice Alive: The Best Care Possible at the End of Life” on November 15 at the Grappone Center in Concord. This full-day program is for anyone who cares for patients with non-curative illnesses and their families. […]
Elections are in a few weeks, and the Alliance is already prepping for 2019 advocacy in Washington and Concord. Come to the Membership Meeting to find out out how you can raise your voice on home care and hospice issues. Join us Wednesday, October 17th at the NH Hospital Association, 125 Airport Road, Concord. Coffee […]
From: Silver LININGS Issues of Aging in NH, A continuing Union Leader/Sunday News report Nashua nursing home resident is living proof that mechanical creatures can bring joy and ease anxiety. By ROBERTA BAKER New Hampshire Union Leader Betty Adams, 85, a hospice patient with later-stage dementia, has had a difficult morning, but she brightens and […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Golf! We’re looking for golfers and sponsors! Join us on the links for a great day of fun to raise awareness of hospice services and benefit the Alliance. Register today!
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 […]