A unified voice for affordable, accessible, quality home care and hospice services.

Upcoming events

    • 23 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 4 Mar 2021
    • (EST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Webinar
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    4-Part Webinar Series
    February 23, 25, March 2 & 4, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm 

    ICD-10 Coding to meet PDGM requirements is challenging as errors will affect acceptance of claims and ultimately reimbursement. ICD-10 Coding requirements change on an annual basis and to be compliant, Coders and Clinicians need to remain updated on the new rules for accurate and proficient coding.  Join Jennifer Warfield, BSN, HCS-D, COS-C as she presents very hands-on information on coding guidelines specific to home health and walks attendees through scenarios designed to assist the coder in making the correct code selection and apply the applicable rules.

    Part 1—Tuesday, February 23

    • Identify and list noteworthy or changed codes, conventions and guidelines for 2021
    • Recognize acceptable PDGM primary diagnosis codes, questionable Encounter Codes, and proper sequencing in PDGM

    Part 2—Thursday, February 25

    • Discuss and practice coding Infectious and Parasitic Diseases 
    • Discuss and practice coding chronic conditions: Diabetes, Neoplasm, Circulatory and Respiratory diagnoses 

    Part 3—Tuesday, March 2

    • Discuss and practice coding mental and nervous conditions
    • Discuss and practice coding GU and GU diagnoses and Signs and Symptoms
    • Discuss and practice coding Musculoskeletal diagnoses and Signs and Symptoms

    Part 4—Thursday, March 4

    • Discuss and practice coding T codes, S codes and Z codes.

    IMPORTANT: Attendees must have the 2021 ICD-10-CM coding manual as interactive coding scenarios will be an integral part of the learning experience.

    • 5 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EST)
    • VIRTUAL via ZOOM



    • 11 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EST)
    • VIRTUAL via ZOOM
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    On behalf of Leann Sebrey, Chair of the Home Care Committee and Heidi McCaffery, Chair of the Hospice Care Committee, we are excited to invite you to participate in the Alliance's upcoming joint Committee meeting featuring a discussion to raise awareness around LGBTQ issues with Gia Drew, program director at EqualityMaine/SAGE.

    Gia will discuss challenges impacting LGBTQ older adults preparing/receiving care in the home and ways we can work together (community, agencies, caregivers and patients) to improve communication and ultimately improve the quality of care.

    EqualityMaine is the oldest and largest statewide organization dedicated to creating a fair and just society for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Mainers.

    There is no cost to participate in this LIVE event -- and all members are welcomed!


    • 17 Mar 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • WEBINAR
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    Thank you for your interest in the upcoming webinar:

    Sharp Curves Ahead: Is Your Hospice Documentation & Practice Able to Withstand Audit Scrutiny?

    being brought to you in partnership with the
    Home Care and Hospice Webinar Network

    Accurate, consistent hospice documentation is key to withstanding the scrutiny of medical review. Join us to learn the top denial reasons for hospice claims and learn the warning signs for common hospice deficiencies. Navigate the hospice final rule requirements necessitating revised election statements and a new addendum. Impress auditors with sufficient IDG documentation of coordination and accurate descriptions of patient decline or status change. Get the skills to avoid a crash on the sharp regulatory and fiscal intermediary curves!

    Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

    Please CLICK HERE to learn more/register for this event.

    Questions? Please contact Laurie Belden at laurie@homecarealliance.org.


    • 18 Mar 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • VIRTUAL via ZOOM
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    Government Affairs Committee Meeting

    Government Affairs Committee provides advice and counsel to the Alliance's Board of Directors as it relates to public policy and legislative priorities. It works closely with Maine Street Solutions to develop strategies and initiatives that the Alliance may undertake to effectively advance its legislative and public policy agenda, particularly on substantive issues involving the home care, home health care, hospice and palliative care rates, rules and regulations.  

    • 30 Mar 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • WEBINAR
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    Thank you for your interest in the upcoming webinar:

    Hospice Policy Update: HOSPICE Act Provisions & Alternative Sanctions

    being brought to you in partnership with the
    Home Care and Hospice Webinar Network

    The Consolidated Appropriations Act was jam-packed with over 5,000 pages including measures addressed to the hospice industry. One of those provisions was the Helping Our Senior Population in Comfort Environments (HOSPICE) Act. The HOSPICE Act is a response to an OIG report that called for more stringent hospice oversight. This act addresses hospice survey enforcement and intends to bring hospice survey into alignment with the other survey processes. It addresses survey frequency, team composition, surveyor training, and other aspects of survey enforcement. The biggest change is the addition of authority for alternative sanctions. This webinar will review the provisions of the HOSPICE Act. It will also look at the impact of alternate sanctions in the home health industry and skilled-nursing facilities to identify potential impacts on hospice and preparation strategies for the future.

    Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

    Please CLICK HERE to learn more/register for this event.

    Questions? Please contact Laurie Belden at laurie@homecarealliance.org.


    • 31 Mar 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • WEBINAR
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    Thank you for your interest in the upcoming webinar:

    Communicating Your Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Creating Effective Policies & Procedures

    being brought to you in partnership with the
    Home Care and Hospice Webinar Network

    Does your hospice or home care company have a diversity and inclusion (D&I) policy? Have you taken steps to ensure employees, including remote staff, support rather than sink your commitment to operating an unbiased, respectful culture, free from harassment and discrimination? All it takes is one racially insensitive tweet or gender-biased text to turn off patients, employees, recruits, and the community. Don't allow insensitive email, prejudiced posts, vitriolic video chat, or bullying blogs to undercut your D&I strategy and damage your organization's reputation. Learn how to put best practices-based content rules, editorial guidelines, and policies governing email, Zoom, social media, mobile devices, and other electronic communications tools to work.

    Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

    Please CLICK HERE to learn more/register for this event.

    Questions? Please contact Laurie Belden at laurie@homecarealliance.org.


    • 15 Apr 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • VIRTUAL via ZOOM
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    Government Affairs Committee Meeting

    Government Affairs Committee provides advice and counsel to the Alliance's Board of Directors as it relates to public policy and legislative priorities. It works closely with Maine Street Solutions to develop strategies and initiatives that the Alliance may undertake to effectively advance its legislative and public policy agenda, particularly on substantive issues involving the home care, home health care, hospice and palliative care rates, rules and regulations.  

    • 20 May 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • VIRTUAL via ZOOM
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    Government Affairs Committee Meeting

    Government Affairs Committee provides advice and counsel to the Alliance's Board of Directors as it relates to public policy and legislative priorities. It works closely with Maine Street Solutions to develop strategies and initiatives that the Alliance may undertake to effectively advance its legislative and public policy agenda, particularly on substantive issues involving the home care, home health care, hospice and palliative care rates, rules and regulations.  

    • 17 Jun 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • VIRTUAL via ZOOM
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    Government Affairs Committee Meeting

    Government Affairs Committee provides advice and counsel to the Alliance's Board of Directors as it relates to public policy and legislative priorities. It works closely with Maine Street Solutions to develop strategies and initiatives that the Alliance may undertake to effectively advance its legislative and public policy agenda, particularly on substantive issues involving the home care, home health care, hospice and palliative care rates, rules and regulations.  

    • 23 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 24 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Alliance Headquarter, Manchester, Maine
    • 40
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    OASIS data collection continues to evolve! Based on the most current CMS guidance available, this workshop provides a comprehensive look at the OASIS items including the OASIS-D1 revisions and OASIS related PDGM information effective January 1, 2020.  This effective, up-to-the-minute education is targeted for field data collectors, their supervisors, OASIS educators and reviewers, quality improvement staff, and those preparing for the COS-C Exam.

    Experience the comprehensive and nationally acclaimed two-day Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy workshop and learn to confidently teach, audit and collect OASIS-D1 items accurately. Through guided, relatable, expert instruction, and participation in problem-solving discussions and more than 50 application scenarios, achieve mastery of the OASIS items, conventions, and the latest data collection rules.

    The workshop educational objectives include:

    • Selecting OASIS responses that accurately represent clinical assessment findings
    • Providing accurate data for quality measurement and payment
    • Documenting OASIS data collection compliant with CMS resources and instructions

    Rather than provide opinions, assumptions, or unfounded interpretations, the “Blueprint” presenters will model reliance on CMS guidance documents and provide and demonstrate strategies for how to find defendable answers to your OASIS questions.


    • 25 Aug 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
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    Click here to register for the COS-C Exam being held at Alliance headquarters on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

    These exams are sponsored by OASIS Answers, Inc. All candidates sitting for a P&P COS-C exam offered directly after a Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy workshop will be granted a $50 discount toward the COS-C exam registration.  Attendance at the workshop preceding the exam is not required for the discount.

Past events

2 Mar 2021 The Use of Medical Marijuana in Hospice Care
25 Feb 2021 Getting Upstream: Palliative Care & Alternative Payment Models
23 Feb 2021 Maximize the Benefits of Telehealth in Home Health & Hospice
18 Feb 2021 Virtual Leadership 101 Workshop: Virtually Engaging Employees – Involve Your Team
18 Feb 2021 Government Affairs Committee Meeting
11 Feb 2021 Healthcare Due Diligence: The Who, What, Where & When
11 Feb 2021 Alliance: Board of Directors
10 Feb 2021 Long Term Care Committee Meeting
4 Feb 2021 Resilience & Emotional Intelligence to Thrive During Challenging Times
3 Feb 2021 Intensive Skills Training for New Volunteer Managers: Expanding Volunteer Services - Program Development from A to Z
27 Jan 2021 Government Affairs Committee Meeting
21 Jan 2021 PDGM Tips and Utilization Strategies
7 Jan 2021 Home Care/Hospice Care (joint) Committee Meeting
6 Jan 2021 Updating Electronic Policies for Work-from-Home Employees: Best Practices for Email, Web, Mobile & Social Media Compliance
17 Dec 2020 Move from Conflict to Calm: Conflict Resolution Skills for the Workplace
17 Dec 2020 Government Affairs Committee Meeting
16 Dec 2020 Vaccine Skepticism in the Age of COVID-19: Educating Patients & Staff to Alleviate Fears & Achieve Compliance
14 Dec 2020 Prepare for Success with Medicare's New 2021 Home Health Billing Requirements
10 Dec 2020 Social Worker & Chaplain Series: Our Role in Staff Burnout, Job Satisfaction & Personal Loss
10 Dec 2020 Alliance: Board of Directors
9 Dec 2020 Long Term Care Committee Meeting
8 Dec 2020 What We Learned in the Pandemic: Compliance & Operational Lessons from COVID-19
8 Dec 2020 Me to We: Developing Mental Toughness During Times of Uncertainty
3 Dec 2020 Hospice Compare & HOPE Assessment Tool Update
19 Nov 2020 Government Affairs Committee Meeting
18 Nov 2020 US DOL Revisions to Definition of Health Care Provider
12 Nov 2020 Home Care/Hospice Care (joint) Committee Meeting
29 Oct 2020 Home Care/Hospice Care (joint) Committee Meeting
27 Oct 2020 270 Days Into PDGM
15 Oct 2020 Government Affairs Committee Meeting
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