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Membership FAQ

How does TNMHO help with Professional Development and Staff Training?

Education
No other organization in Texas or New Mexico can provide you the number and quality of TNMHO’s educational offerings.  In 2017 TNMHO offered 98 hours of  face-to-face classes to 12,234 individuals and provided 65 online courses.

Annual Conference
The TNMHO hosts an annual conference each spring with an average attendance of more than 350 hospice professionals.  This three-day conference offers multidisciplinary education for your hospice professionals and volunteers.  During this meeting, general sessions with nationally recognized experts in hospice and palliative care are provided over 50 breakout sessions that are tailored to the individual and professional needs of the participants.  Continuing education credits are provided for administrators, physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, bereavement professionals and other disciplines as well.  The annual meeting is an opportunity to interact with other hospice professionals in peer group sessions.

Special Topic Conferences
TNMHO offers your staff a unique opportunity to learn and network with their colleagues in Special Topic Conferences.  These conferences are designed to last one to two days and are built around a specific topic or peer group.

Online Education
You have access to over 88 hours of online training programs that are available 24 hours a day for the professionals in your organization.  We’ve Got You Whole Organization Covered! On-line Professional Development for ALL Hospice Disciplines, including:

12 hour new hospice employee orientation and staff in-services.
8 hour New Initial Administrator Training On-line – Meets the DADS requirement §97.259 c for new HCSSA Administrators/Alternates.
12 hour requirement -This bundle pack satisfies the 12 hour yearly DADS requirement §97.260 Continuing Education in Administration of Agencies.
16 hour first year admin training – Meets the 16 hour requirement on §97.259 (d) Initial Educational Training in Administration of Agencies (Hospice only on this one) .

Other Popular Educational Opportunities
Bereavement Coordinator Training 5 classes –8 hours of professional education with CEUs, just $50 for members
Chaplain Training Pack 5 Classes — 6 hours of professional Education with CEUs awarded, just $50 for members
Nurse Bundle Leading industry experts instruct, and CNEs are awarded.
Social Worker Bundle 12 hours of prerecorded multimedia Professional Education with 12 hours of CEUs awarded. Leading industry experts instruct, just $100  for members
Volunteer Coordinator Training  6 hours of education for hospice volunteer coordinators

Member’s Only Free Webinars

TNMHO offers your staff at least four free member’s only webinars a year.

How does TNMHO help to market my hospice?

Membership Benefits
As a member of TNMHO your hospice organization will be listed on our website:  www.TxNMHospice.Org and directory.  It is a valuable resource for general information on hospice as well as a hospice locator for families looking for a hospice. The TNMHO’s toll free number is published in Medicare’s Hospice Booklet and serves as a valuable referral source as well as a source of information for the general public.

 

 

How does TNMHO Advocate for my hospice?

Public Policy and Advocacy
The TNMHO represents you at both the national and state levels before legislative bodies as well as before federal and state regulatory agencies.  In the coming years, we will be challenged repeatedly as Congress and both Legislatures grapple with financial and other issues.  We represent both states on the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization’s Council of States; serve on its Public Policy Committee; and represent both states at the quarterly meetings with Palmetto Government Benefit Administrator’s (PGBA).  The TNMHO partners with the Texas Academy of Palliative Medicine (TAPM) and through them the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), the Texas Hospital Association (THA), the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), the Texas Pain Society, Project Hope, the State Hospice Organization Executive Roundtable (SHOER) and many other groups.

How does TNMHO keep my agency informed of rules and regulations?

Newsletters to keep you up to date:
A weekly newsletter, the Update, providing information on what is happening in hospice around the nation as well as providing information specific to Texas and New Mexico.  Weekly REGULATORY UPDATE to keep you up to date on the changing hospice environment, providing information gleaned from the Federal, Texas and New Mexico Registers as well as information and analysis developed from meetings and other sources.
During each state’s legislative session, you will also be provided with a weekly LEGISLATIVE UPDATE.

What is TNMHO?

GENERAL
The Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization is the largest and oldest organization in both Texas and New Mexico that focuses solely on hospice.  Other organizations have moved into hospice, but they primarily represent home health and other industries.  With our more than 275 members, we are “all hospice, all of the time”.

The TX & NM Hospice Organization was founded in 1983 As the Texas Hospice Organization as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit and is dedicated to promoting and maintaining quality compassionate care for the terminally ill and their families and to provide educational opportunities and professional assistance to the professionals who serve the terminally ill.  In 1995 the New Mexico and Texas Hospice Organizations, recognizing a need for increased cooperation in a rapidly changing health care environment, agreed to a partnership whereby NMHO member hospices would become full members of THO.  The joint organization evolved to make it apparent that both organizations were benefiting from the merger and in April, 1998 THO’s bylaws were amended to form one organization representing both states.