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Webinar: Resilience, Emotional Intelligence, and Post-Traumatic Growth: Teaching by Example – Nov. 19, 2020

Please join us for the second session in the new trauma informed care webinar series next Thursday Nov. 19th  at 11 AM-12:30 PM. This is the 2nd in the series of 3 webinars that we will be hosting over the next couple of months to further the understanding of trauma informed care in the hospice […]

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Webinar: Trauma-Informed Care: What We Need to Consider for Clinical Competence (WHV)

Please join us for the first in the new trauma informed care webinar series next Thursday Oct. 15th at 11 AM-12:30 PM. This will begin the series of 3 webinars that we will be hosting over the next couple of months to further the understanding of trauma informed care in the hospice and palliative setting. […]

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Hospice Regulatory Updates for the Week of 8/6/2020

Federal Register  Alert Hospice Election and Addendum:  Changes effective October 1, 2020. 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 final rule updates the hospice wage index, payment rates, and cap amount for fiscal year (FY) […]

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Veterans Trauma Informed Care Initiative

SIGN UP FOR THE TRAUMA INFORMED CARE INITIATIVE Great News!!! TNMHO received a grant to train hospice professionals/agencies on trauma informed care in the veteran population. We will be hosting trainings in June and reporting data back to NHPCO in September, so this is a very short and time sensitive initiative. Please sign up if […]

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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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COVID-19 Emergency Declaration 1135 Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers

CMS issued a set of blanket 1135 waivers that apply to various Medicare provider types, including hospice. Long requested by NHPCO, state hospice and palliative care organizations and providers, these temporary regulatory waivers and new rules will provide some relief and maximum flexibility to respond to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Hospice-specific waivers include:

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New COVID-19 Stimulus Package Signed into Law:  Important Provisions for Hospice including Telehealth for Face-to-Face Recertifications

President Trump has signed new legislation designed to address the needs of Americans during the spread of COVID-19. The bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act contains several provisions important for hospice patients and providers: Key provisions include: New flexibilities for Hospice Recertification: While current rules require a face-to-face interaction between a patient and […]

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Recorded On-line Meeting – HHSC Guidance to Hospice Providers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Topic: Regulatory Support from HHSC during the COVID-19 Pandemic Date/Time of this recording: Mar 26, 2020 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada) Description: This webinar with HHSC regulators will have a Q&A component to it and discuss regulatory changes and guidance during the COVID-19 Pandemic. HHSC Speakers: Jennifer Morrison, Manager of Long Term Care-Regulatory, […]

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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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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information for Hospice Providers

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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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We Honor Veterans Partnership Quarterly Virtual Meetings – Sign-up

Each quarter TNMHO hosts a 1 hour WHV partnership meeting to share expertise and to help hospices that are participating meet program requirements. You only need to sign up once to get on the roster, and then you will be notified by email of every meeting. The meeting usually will have 1-2 speakers followed by […]

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APPOINTMENT FOR DISPOSITION OF REMAINS

APPOINTMENT FOR DISPOSITION OF REMAINS FORM

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Authorization to Disclose Protected Health Information

Texas Attorney General:  Authorization to Disclose Protected Health Information    

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Legislative Updates

Every week, hospice providers will be receiving a legislative update so you can be aware of what is going on in your respective states during the session.  We hope that you will find this information helpful and insightful.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Maxcine “Max” Tomlinson at: [email protected] […]

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Hospice News for the Week of 3-19-19

 MEDPAC RELEASES REPORT TO CONGRESS ON MEDICARE PAYMENT POLICY   The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has released the March 2019 Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy. The 531-page report covers a broad range of issues—from the context for Medicare payment policy to outpatient dialysis services and opioid alternatives in hospital settings. It provides […]

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Regulatory Updates 3/28/19

Federal Register Highlights DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 CFR Part 455 Office of Inspector General Medicaid; Revisions to State Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Rules This final rule amends the regulation governing State Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs or Units). The rule incorporates statutory changes affecting the Units […]

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Regulatory Updates 3/14/19

Federal News and Information Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospice Provider Preview Reports Now Available Hospice provider preview reports and Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Survey ® provider preview reports have been updated and are now available. These two separate reports are available in your Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports […]

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Hospice News for the Week of 3-12-19

AUTHOR FINDS MEANING IN BOTH SCIENCE AND THE SPIRIT FOR THOSE NEAR LIFE’S END Sunita Puri’s new book, That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour, is drawing attention for how we understand medicine’s role in the last stage of life. Puri, a palliative care and hospice physician, shares intimate moments from her […]

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Weatherbee Resources Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp March 2019 – Austin, TX

Co-sponsored by Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization. Monday, March 18, 2019 at 8:30 AM -to- Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 3:45 PM Boot Camp | $695  Additional 3rd day Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Striving for Documentation Success  |  $325 (Open to registrants attending the 2-day Boot Camp or anyone […]

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