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Regulatory Updates for the week of 1-16-2020

New Mexico Register  MEDICAL BOARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC RULE HEARING -The New Mexico Medical Board will convene a regular Board Meeting on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. and Friday, February 21, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. and conduct a Public Rule Hearing on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10:20 a.m. at the New Mexico […]

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Compelling. Motivating. Rejuvenating.

Our 2020 convention is jam-packed with experiences to help you tap-in, tune-up, and recharge your batteries as a hospice professional. Here’s a sneak peek at just a few of the dynamic offerings:   The Art of Happiness Why should there be a presentation on happiness at a conference focusing on death, dying and grief? It […]

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Hospice News for the Week of 1-14-2020

STUDY EXAMINES CORRELATION BETWEEN CAREGIVERS AND PATIENTS’ END OF LIFE SYMPTOMS   Symptom management is an important part of hospice care and many studies have looked at symptom types and prevalence at the end of life (EoL). However, much about EoL symptoms remains unknown and appears to be highly variable. One area needing further study […]

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Regulatory Update for the Week of 1-9-2020

Federal Register  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 CFR Parts 403, 409, 410, 411, 414, 415, 416, 418, 424, 425, 489,  and 498 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 […]

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Hospice News for the Week of 1-7-2020

COMMUNITY-DRIVEN CULTURAL TRAINING EXPANDS PALLIATIVE CARE IN ALABAMA AFRICAN AMERICAN AND RURAL COMMUNITIES   In Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Health System has been increasing efforts to expand offerings outside of their university hospital and better serve those they care for. They’ve added palliative services to their house calls program and telecare […]

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Regulatory Updates for the Week of 12/19/2019

Texas Register PART 15. TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION CHAPTER 371. MEDICAID AND OTHER HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FRAUD AND ABUSE PROGRAM INTEGRITY SUBCHAPTER G. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS AND SANCTIONS–The Executive Commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) proposes amendments to 1 TAC §371.1603, concerning Legal Basis and Scope; and §371.1715, concerning Damages and […]

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Haven’t renewed yet?

Time to renew your membership! Submit your 2020 Member Profile here, and we’ll have you all set in no time. Members can renew from your account dashboard, via e-invoice, or by mailing a check. The 2020 profile page will get you a headstart. Welcome back!      

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Hospice News for the Week of 12/17/2019

AMERICANS ARE NOW DYING AT HOME MORE OFTEN THAN IN HOSPITALS   A report published by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) reveals that, for the first time in more than 50 years, more Americans are dying at home than in the hospital. While this marks a positive turn in the movement toward a […]

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A Minute with Max #2

#2 – HQRP The second episode of “A Minute with Max” offers a brief overview of the Hospice Quality Reporting Project.    

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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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