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Regulatory Update for the week of 6/25/2020

Federal News and Information Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)   Medicare COVID-19 Data Snapshot Overview Medicare COVID-19 Data Snapshot is about people with Medicare who are diagnosed with COVID-19. The data sources for the Snapshot are Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) claims data, Medicare Advantage (MA) encounter data, and Medicare enrollment information.  To review the […]

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Regulatory Updates for the Week of 6/18/2020

Federal Register DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration Schedules of Controlled Substances: Temporary Placement of  Isotonitazene in Schedule I–The Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration is issuing this notice of intent to publish a temporary order to schedule N,N-diethyl-2-(2-(4 isopropoxybenzyl)-5-nitro-1H-benzimidazol-1-yl)ethan-1-amine (commonly known as isotonitazene), including its isomers, esters, ethers, salts, and salts of isomers, […]

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Regulatory Updates for the Week of 6/11/2020

Federal News and Information QSO-20-31-All COVID-19 Survey Activities, CARES Act Funding, Enhanced Enforcement for Infection Control deficiencies, and Quality Improvement Activities in Nursing Homes was released on June 1, 2020.  This QSO addresses the following CMS requirements: ·        COVID 19 reporting requirements for nursing facilities (NF) to the Center for Disease Control (CDC); ·        Initiating […]

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Regulatory Updates for the Week of 5/27/2020

Federal Register DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Informed Consent and Advance Directives–The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulation regarding informed consent and advance directives. We amend the regulation by reorganizing it and amending language where necessary to enhance clarity. In addition, we amend the regulation to facilitate the informed consent process, the ability to […]

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Regulatory Update for the week of 5/21/2020

Texas Register  TITLE 1. ADMINISTRATION PART 15. TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSIONCHAPTER 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) adopts amendments to §371.1603, concerning Legal Basis and Scope; and §371.1715, concerning Damages and […]

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Regulatory Update for the week of 5/13/2020

Federal Register DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 CFR Parts 409, 410, 412, 413, 414, 415, 424, 425, 440, 483, 484, and 600 Office of the Secretary 45 CFR Part 156 Medicare and Medicaid Programs, Basic Health Program, and  Exchanges; Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to […]

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Regulatory Update for the Week of 5/6/2020

Federal Register   DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 CFR Parts 409, 410, 412, 413, 414, 415, 424, 425, 440, 483, 484 and 600 Office of the Secretary 45 CFR Part 156 Medicare and Medicaid Programs, Basic Health Program, and Exchanges; Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Regulatory Update 2 for the Week of 3/27/2020

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/ .    New Mexico Register The following rule was adopted: 16.10.14.13 REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSEES OF THE NEW MEXICO MEDICAL BOARD WHO PRESCRIBE, […]

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Regulatory Updates for the Week of 3/23/2020

Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization Coronavirus Information TNMHO has posted corona virus information for our members under our Member Only section.  We are working to keep this information as up to date as possible.  Go to: https://www.txnmhospice.org/2020/03/13/coronavirus-information-for-hospice-providers/  and sign in.    Federal Legislation  HR 6201 Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed by President Trump […]

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Regulatory Update for the Week of 3/16/2020

Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization Coronavirus Information TNMHO has posted corona virus information for our members under our Member Only section.  We are working to keep this information as up to date as possible.  Go to (& sign-in):  https://www.txnmhospice.org/2020/03/13/coronavirus-information-for-hospice-providers/     Federal News and Information   The following two Q&As address matters that, in the event […]

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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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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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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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