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Regulatory Updates for the week of 12/12/19

Federal News and Information   Reminder~ Medicare and Medicaid Programs:  Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction; Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Dialysis Facilities; Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Change to Promote Innovation, Flexibility and Improvement in Patient Care. Regulatory Burden final rule was effective November 29, 2019.  TNMHO has published reminders […]

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Hospice News for the Week of 12/10/19

MEDPAC PRESENTATION CALLS FOR NO HOSPICE RATE INCREASES AND REDUCTION IN AGGREGATE CAP   The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) held its public meeting on December 5-6, 2019. MedPAC makes recommendations to Congress each year on the adequacy of hospice (and other provider) payments, and on action the Congress should consider.   In the December […]

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Regulatory Updates for the week of 12/6/2019

Federal Register Highlights  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Continued Approval of the Accreditation Commission for Health Care Accreditation Program–This final notice announces our decision to approve the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for hospices that […]

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Hospice News for the Week of 12-3-2019

AUTHORS SAY INPATIENT HOSPICE ENDANGERED BY MEDICARE REGULATIONS
IN-HOME PALLIATIVE CARE CAN BE A POWERFUL INTERVENTION

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Regulatory Updates for the Week of 11-20-19

Federal Register Highlights   Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Medicare Program; CY 2020 Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program Requirements for Eligible Professionals; Establishment of an Ambulance Data […]

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Hospice News for the Week of 11-19-19

WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE HOLDS TESTIMONY ON “CARING FOR AGING AMERICANS”

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A Minute with Max

Something new…for you TNMHO is proud to announce a new video series designed to keep you in-the-know about regulatory and legislative developments in the hospice world. Yes, of course, we do provide weekly written updates for members via email. But a few clever folks recently mentioned to us that a brief video explanation of changes/updates […]

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Regulatory Updates for the Week of 11-13-19

Federal Register Highlights DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 CFR Parts 405, 410, 413 and 414 Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Payment for Renal Dialysis Services Furnished to Individuals With Acute Kidney Injury, Ect.  For more information, go to:  https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-11-08/pdf/2019-24063.pdf   REMINDER~Effective November 29, 2019 […]

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Hospice News for the Week of 11-12-19

SPECIAL NOTE:  HNN newsletter, on October 29, 2019, shared a summary of updates from the October 25, 2019 Oregon POLST Program News. National POLST contacted HNN to correct inaccuracies in the Oregon POLST Newsletter covered in the recent HNN article. The National POLST response addresses “Oregon POLST’s separation from National POLST;” “Developing a uniform POLST form;” and, “Designation […]

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Regulatory Updates for the Week of 11-7-19

On October 28th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA). 

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