Thanksgiving Wishes to Healthcare Personnel

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Wishing you a peaceful and healthy Thanksgiving holiday!  THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything you do every day but especially during the past 9 months +.   You and the work you do is absolutely priceless!  We are truly in the fight of our lives and you…… Continue reading Thanksgiving Wishes to Healthcare Personnel

AHCA/NCAL Updates 3-Day Stay and Benefit-Period Waivers for Medicare Part A SNF PPS Fact Sheet

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare AHCA/NCAL updated their Fact Sheet on November 19, 2020.  The Fact Sheet provides information regarding Medicare Part A PPS 3-Day Stays and Benefit Period Waivers. You’ll note that the text shown in green represents CMS updates since October 16, 2020.  There’s quite a bit of green…… Continue reading AHCA/NCAL Updates 3-Day Stay and Benefit-Period Waivers for Medicare Part A SNF PPS Fact Sheet

Nursing Home Podcast Series for Front Line Clinicians and Staff

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On Thursday, November 19, 2020, CMS released the first episode in a series of short podcasts for frontline nursing home staff “CMS Beyond the Policy”. This first episode is titled “Nursing Home Series for Front Line Clinicians and Staff.” Dr. Shari Ling, Deputy Chief Medical Office…… Continue reading Nursing Home Podcast Series for Front Line Clinicians and Staff

Update to Medicare Deductible, Coinsurance and Premium Rates for CY 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On November 20, 2020, CMS posted Transmittal 10469 for Medicare contractors to update the claims processing system with the new Calendar Year (CY) 2021 Medicare rates. This Recurring Update applies to Chapter 3, Sections 10.3, 20.2 and 20.6 of the Medicare General Information, Eligibility, and Entitlement…… Continue reading Update to Medicare Deductible, Coinsurance and Premium Rates for CY 2021

CMS Urging Nursing Homes to Follow Established COVID Guidelines This Holiday Season

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Today, in advance of the approaching holiday season, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is urging nursing home staff, residents and visitors to follow established guidelines for visitation and adherence to the core principles of infection prevention. These guidelines include remaining six feet apart…… Continue reading CMS Urging Nursing Homes to Follow Established COVID Guidelines This Holiday Season

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW) 2020

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Wednesday, November 18, kicks off U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week 2020 and CDC encourages you to get involved! Antibiotics can save lives and are critical tools for treating infections, including those that can lead to sepsis. However, any time antibiotics are used—in people, animals, or crops—they can…… Continue reading U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW) 2020