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Regulatory Updates for the Week of 4/29/2020

Updated FAQ: Hospice Licensure Questions During COVID -19 Federal News and Information  Office of Inspector General (OIG)   FAQs–Application of OIG’s Administrative Enforcement Authorities to Arrangements Directly Connected to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency OIG is accepting inquiries from the health care community regarding the application of OIG’s administrative enforcement authorities, including the Federal […]

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Hospice News for the Week of 4/28/2020

19 hospice unit for patients who do not want to die in the hospital. The unit will be housed in a separate, previously vacant wing of the agency’s headquarters and will employ extensive infection control measures. Inpatient hospice patients of the special unit will be able to receive visitors – a feature which sets it […]

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Regulatory Updates for the week of 4/24/2020

Federal Register DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 CFR Parts 431, 433, 435, 441, and 483 Medicaid Program; Preadmission Screening and Resident Review;  Extension of Comment Period–This document extends the comment period for the proposed rule entitled “Medicaid Program; Preadmission Screening and Resident Review” that appeared in the […]

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Hospice News for the Week of 4/21/2020

HOSPICE CARE IS IN DEMAND AND MAKING CHANGES IN CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE   For hospice patients dying of COVID-19 related illness, or those suffering other kinds of serious illness, and their families, the pandemic is magnifying the difficulties of grief and end-of-life care. With concerns of viral spread, visits to patients are restricted. Hospice and home […]

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Regulatory Update 2 for the week of 4/16/2020

Federal Register  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 CFR Part 418 Medicare Program; FY 2021 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update–This proposed rule would update the hospice wage index, payment rates, and cap amount for fiscal year (FY) 2021. This rule also proposes changes to the hospice […]

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Emergency Webinar: CARES Act & the Impact on Hospice Agencies 4/17/2020

Join TXNM Hospice Organization and Amy Knight, CPA from Knight CPA Group as they take a deep dive into some of the important provisions of the CARES Act currently available to and affecting hospice providers. We’ll be discuss the following topics: CARES Act * Paycheck Protection Program Loans * Economic Injury Disaster Loans & Grants […]

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Regulatory Update 1 for the Week of 4/14/2020

COVID 19 FAQ TNMHO would like to remind you that an updated COVID 19 FAQ was posted on the COVID site for your review and reference.   Please remember that TNMHO does NOT answer billing questions.  You must contact your fiscal intermediary for billing guidance and information.   Federal News and Information   Fiscal Year 2021 Hospice […]

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Hospice News for the Week of 4/14/2020

MEDPAC AND CMS MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOSPICE PAYMENT FOR FY 2021   The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) issued their annual March report which has now been posted online at the link below. In the report, they make recommendations of zero payment updates to hospice for FY 2021.   Key areas explored in the “Hospice […]

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Regulatory Updates for 4/10/2020

Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization Coronavirus Information TNMHO has posted corona virus information  on our public domain.  We are working to keep this information as up to date as possible.  Go to:  https://www.txnmhospice.org/ .   COVID 19 FAQ TNMHO would like to remind you that an updated COVID 19 FAQ was posted on the COVID […]

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Regulatory Updates for the Week of 4/8/2020

Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization Coronavirus Information TNMHO has posted corona virus information  on our public domain.  We are working to keep this information as up to date as possible.  Go to:  https://www.txnmhospice.org/coronavirus .   COVID 19 FAQ TNMHO would like to remind you that a COVID 19 FAQ was posted on the COVID site […]

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