Focused Dementia Survey Tools Updated

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP, Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS has recently released two (2) updated tools to allow facilities to assess their own dementia care practices for providing resident care. 2018_Focused Dementia Care Survey: Facility-Specific Questions is a 3-page worksheet that addresses your facility’s: Demographics Dementia Care Policies, Leadership & Documentation Dementia Training and…… Continue reading Focused Dementia Survey Tools Updated

2018 Dementia Care Recommendations for LTC Providers and Caregivers

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® On January 18, 2018, the Alzheimer’s Association posted new recommendations for dementia care. “The 2018 Dementia Care Practice Recommendations were developed to better define quality care across all care settings and throughout the disease course. They are intended for professional care providers who work with…… Continue reading 2018 Dementia Care Recommendations for LTC Providers and Caregivers

CMS Posts Two (2) New Survey-Related Documents

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS has posted two (2) new documents that merit review by all LTC providers: Frequently Asked Questions Related to LTC Regulations, Survey Process and Training 21 pages in length, dated January 12, 2018. Specific questions are answered related to specific §483 regulations, F-tags, LTC survey…… Continue reading CMS Posts Two (2) New Survey-Related Documents

CMS Releases Memorandum pursuant to new Conditions of Participation for Home Health on 1/12/2018

By Sharon Hamilton, RN, MS – Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare On January 12, 2018, CMS released a memorandum that revised Appendix B of the SOM pursuant to new Conditions of Participation (CoPs), which were implemented on January 13, 2018. ***Revised Attachments A & B to Reflect Removal of Tags G670, G700, G848 and G940; Addition…… Continue reading CMS Releases Memorandum pursuant to new Conditions of Participation for Home Health on 1/12/2018

Special Open-Door Forum: New Medicare Card Project

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS’ Office of Information Technology is hosting an upcoming conference call on the New Medicare Care Card Project†. Here are the specifics: DATE: January 23, 2018 TIME: 2:00pm – 3:00pm (Eastern Time) CALL-IN NUMBER FOR PARTICIPANTS: (800)837-1935 CONFERENCE ID: 8259057 TTY SERVICES: Dial 7-1-1 or…… Continue reading Special Open-Door Forum: New Medicare Card Project

Medicare-Required SNF PPS Assessments Educational Tool — Revised

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® A revised Medicare-Required SNF PPS Assessments Educational Tool is now available. Learn about: Minimum Data Set 3.0 Factors affecting the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) assessment schedule Assessment results reporting This tool provides a wealth of information for MDS Coordinators, administrators, consultants…… Continue reading Medicare-Required SNF PPS Assessments Educational Tool — Revised

Briggs, CareVoyant Partner to Provide Forms to Home Care with eBriggs

January 3, 2018 – Briggs Healthcare, the leader in post-acute documentation and regulatory solutions, is pleased to announce a partnership with CareVoyant, a leading developer of Microsoft-based solutions used by health care providers nationwide. This partnership will provide CareVoyant Home Care customers with digital access to Briggs forms through eBriggs, and will expand into other…… Continue reading Briggs, CareVoyant Partner to Provide Forms to Home Care with eBriggs