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Dementia Training for NH Health Care Direct Care Staff

New Hampshire’s Dementia Care Training Law RSA 151 RESIDENTIAL CARE AND HEALTH FACILITY LICENSING Dementia Training for Direct Care Staff in Residential Facilities   Section 151:47 Section: 151:47 Definitions.   In this subdivision: I. “Ancillary staff member” means a staff member who neither has incidental contact on a recurring basis with residents or program participants […]

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Skin & Wound Management Course & Exam to be Offered in Concord

June 5-9, 2017 9:00 am to 4:30 NHTI in Concord, NH This spring the Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI) will be offering its national certification program and exam in Concord, NH.  Thanks to a partnership with WCEI, members of the Home Care Association of New Hampshire can participate at a discounted rate. This nationally recognized […]

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NH State Senate Politics Heat Up

  All eyes are on the presidential race, but a dramatic set of state senate races has also begun to emerge. Click on the candidate’s names to learn more about those seeking office in your district.  Your challenge:  Get to know your State Senator  — before you ever need to ask for his or her […]

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Association makes recommendations to NH DHHS on Step 2 Managed Medicaid

Recently the Granite State Home Health Association made recommendations to Nicholas A. Toumpas, Commissioner of NH Department of Health and Human Services regarding Medicaid’s managed care program.  Member agencies actively participate in the Choices for Independence program, and believe the waiver program is an important option for many people to remain in their communities, close […]

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NH Surrogate Decision Maker Law Now in Effect

New Hampshire’s new “Surrogate Decision Maker Law” took effect on January 1st. This law amends RSA 137-J — the state’s advance directive statute — and creates a hierarchical list of family members/friends who may make health care decisions for patients in certain situations for a limited time period. It’s important that home care and hospice agencies […]

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NH Medicaid Delays Managed Care Step 2

NH Medicaid has delayed roll-out of Step 2 of its care management program. The most recent timeline was January 1, 2015 for mandatory populations (including Katie Beckett kids) and April 1 for Choices for Independence and Nursing Facility clients. At last week’s Governor’s Commission on Medicaid Care Management, Commissioner Toumpas announced that enrollment for the […]

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Senator Ayotte Visits Home Care

On October 7  New Hampshire’s Senator Kelly Ayotte went on a home health visit with a nurse from the VNA of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire.  After the visit she met with HCANH CEO Gina Balkus and board members Karen Michel and Jim Culhane to discuss concerns about Medicare payment denials due to Face to […]

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New Hampshire Watches Multi-State Health Care Compact

Kansas, Missouri and seven other states have signed on to a movement that would snatch regulatory authority of most of the nation’s health care insurance systems from the federal government. New Hampshire’s House of Representatives voted in 2012 to join the national Health Care Compact, but the introduced legislation has stalled in the Senate. If […]

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NH Drug Free Workplace Regulation Change

New Hampshire Law Changes Aug. 25 A new State law takes effect this month requiring all licensed health facilities, including Home Care, to have a drug-free work place policy. Home care agencies should review their current policy to assure it meets the new requirements. Need help revising your policy? The US Department of Labor has […]

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