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Regulatory Updates for the Week of 03/12/2020

Federal News and Information Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) The Hospice and NF Guidelines During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued many memos regarding infection control during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 outbreak.  We understand that hospice providers are having difficulty with meeting the needs of […]

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Hospice News for the Week of 3/10/2020

JAMA ANALYZES NEGATIVE ONLINE REVIEWS OF HOSPICE PROVIDERS   When looking for hospice care, people rely on referrals, but they also do their own research. This often leads people to Yelp, where customer opinions are now attracting the attention of researchers. A new study from JAMA provides analysis of negative reviews of hospice agencies in […]

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Membership makes a difference!   TNMHO membership opens doors – to training, education, advocacy, community, and solutions – all in the pursuit of quality, ethical hospice care.   We are “all hospice, all the time” and proud to be your partner for success. A complete list of member benefits and privileges is available here.   […]

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Regulatory Updates for the week of 3/5/2020

Texas and New Mexico Providers, please note the following two (2) items: New Guidance for LTCR Providers on Coronavirus LTCR urges all providers to review the Centers for Disease Control’s new guidance on strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities. To ensure you have the most current information on COVID-19, visit the CDC and state websites. […]

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Hospice News for the Week of 3/3/2020

EXAMINING THE ROLE OF HOSPICE IN MEDICAL AID IN DYING Medical aid in dying is being requested by hospice patients more and more frequently. In states where the practice is legal, some hospices are starting to consider whether medical aid in dying should be among the services they offer. Hospices who provide medical aid-in-dying support […]

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Regulatory Updates for the Week of 2/26/2020

New Mexican Second Session of the 54th Legislature New Mexico’s legislative session ended on February 20, 2020.  Three bills were proposed but did not make it our of the various committees.    Federal Register DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 CFR Parts 431, 433, 435, 441, and 483 […]

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Regulatory Updates for the week of 2/21/2020

Federal News and Information   QSO 20-09-ALL:  Information for Healthcare Facilities Concerning 2019 Novel Coronavirus Illness was released on February 6, 2020.  Every Medicare participating facility in the Nation’s healthcare system must adhere to standards for infection prevention and control in order to provide safe, high quality care. As concerns arise with the emerging 2019 […]

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Hospice News for the Week of 2/25/2020

MARKETPLACE QUESTIONS BURDEN HOSPICE PLACES ON FAMILY CAREGIVERS~~NHPCO RESPONDS   An article with Marketplace discusses the business of hospice care. Marketplace is a part of American Public Media.  Now a more than $19 billion industry, Medicare says it’s the most profitable of all health care services, according to the article by Blake Farmer.   Because […]

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2019: Regulatory and Legislative Review

2019: A Year in Review   This review is meant to advise you on the changes that occurred in 2019.  This covers some key federal changes, state legislative sessions (if applicable), rules, forms and information that are currently in affect in the two states. This is not all-inclusive list of items that may be important […]

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Hospice News for the Week of 2/18/2020

SUPPORT EMERGES FOR THE FIRST GENERATION OF LGBTQ WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS   Bereaved members of the LGBTQ community are for the first time grieving as legally recognized widows and widowers following the legalization of same-sex marriage. While the loss of a same-sex partner is nothing new, marriage may be having an impact on how that […]

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