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Regulatory Updates for the Week of 7-10-19

Office of the Inspector General Report- 2019: Vulnerabilities in Hospice Care

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Hospice News for the Week of 7-9-2019

SERVICE DIVERSIFICATION IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE IN FACE OF EVOLVING HOSPICE CARE DEMANDS   The hospice industry is changing, and hospices must make smart changes to their business models in response, Hospice News reports in their white paper report “Top Strategies For Diversifying Hospice Services.” Important industry shifts that should be taken into account include […]

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Upcoming Members Webinar: Common Claim Challenges and How to Fix 9-12-19 11 AM Central

Sign-up for our Members Only Webinar: Common Claim Challenges and How to Fix Sept. 12, 2019 11 AM Central Free for Members of TNMHO Objectives Know how to correct NOE/NOTR errors to save your agency from having non billable days 2. Know about the changes to NOTR’s beginning July 2, 2018 3. Know how to […]

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Hospice News for the Week of 7-2-2019

GUIDELINES SHOW THAT PALLIATIVE CARE CAN IMPROVE ALL MEDICAL CARE   The level of day-to-day team-based support that a patient receives under hospice and palliative care isn’t often seen in other forms of medical care. Martha L. Twaddle, MD, an internist and palliative care specialist, thinks this needs to change. For that reason, she worked […]

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Regulatory Updates for the week of 6-27-19

Federal News and Information   Hospice providers, please note the following three  pieces or information from Palmetto.  General Inpatient Care Webcast This hospice webcast will cover hospice general inpatient care (GIP), which is for pain control or symptom management provided in an inpatient facility that cannot be managed in other settings.   The Office of […]

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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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Hospice News for the Week of 6-18-2019

AUTHORS IDENTIFY FOUR PSYCHIATRY COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES THAT ENHANCE PALLIATIVE CARE

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Regulatory Updates for the Week of 6-13-19

Texas Register Highlights   Rule Transfer During the 84th Legislative Session, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 200, addressing the reorganization of health and human services delivery in Texas. As a result, certain functions previously performed by the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) transferred to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) […]

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