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Hospice Chaplain & Bereavement Interactive Training

July 18, 2019 to July 19, 2019 | Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization

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Palmetto GBA & TNMHO Hospice Billing Conference Oct. 28-29, 2019

October 28, 2019 to October 29, 2019 | La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM 87501

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Dementia-Specific Advance Directives

  Is your hospice caring for a patient with dementia? If you aren’t yet, you will be. With dementia diagnoses on the rise, it’s important for patients of sound mind to document the medical care they want, thus ensuring those end-of-life wishes are honored and respected. Currently, dementia is the sixth leading cause of death […]

Physician Assistants in Hospice? Not In Texas until HHSC Amends Rule

Texas Hospice Providers please note that the allowance for a physician assistant to be the attending physician, effective January 2019 will NOT be allowed until Texas Health and Human Services amends their rules!  Until such time, the stronger rule applies. Physician Assistants in Hospice On January 1, 2019, Physician Assistants were added to the list […]

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Hospice News for the Week of 6-24-2019

TOOL HELPS PATIENTS EXPRESS HOW MUCH INFORMATION THEY WISH TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR PROGNOSIS   BJ Miller is a hospice and palliative medicine physician at University of California, San Francisco.  Shoshana Berger is author of an upcoming book “A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death.” Together, they wrote […]

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Legislative Summary TX

Texas 86th Legislative Session The Texas Legislative Session (86th) is now over. TNMHO followed many bills during the session.  All the bills listed below in the update are of interest; however, please pay specific attention to the following: SB 916 supported palliative care; HB 2594 hospice drug disposal; HB 3079 abuse, neglect, exploitation investigations in […]

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Regulatory Updates for the week of 6-20-2019

Texas News and Information   Reminder Medicaid Hospice Providers   Long-Term Care Information Letter No. 19-11: Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2019 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout To prepare for the August 31, 2019, end of fiscal year closeout, it is important for providers to promptly submit claims to be paid by the Health and […]

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