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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
~ 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 […]
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 […]
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.