WEST DES MOINES, IOWA, Nov. 19, 2019 – Today Briggs Healthcare and Medtelligent announced they have entered into a partnership to deliver Briggs’ industry leading documentation solutions to Medtelligent’s ALIS (“Assisted Living Intelligent Solutions”) customers through access to the Briggs Digital on Demand™ library of Assisted Living forms. Briggs Healthcare continues to enhance its digital…… Continue reading Briggs, Medtelligent Partner to Provide Briggs Documentation for ALIS Customers
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare You or a loved one – like 3 million people in the U.S. – may face an antibiotic-resistant infection. The above statement is found in the Forward of a just-released CDC report: Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States – 2019. This is the second…… Continue reading 2019 Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the U.S.
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Candida auris (C. auris) has been on the infectious disease community’s radar for a few years now. This emerging fungus (yeast) presents a serious global health threat. CDC is concerned about C. auris for these three main reasons (bolding added by me): It is often…… Continue reading What Do You Know About Candida Auris?
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare From September to December 2018, OIG (Office of Inspector General) conducted unannounced site visits of 20 nursing homes in California (there are 1,202 such facilities in this state) from a nonstatistical sample that included a number of high-risk deficiencies that California reported to CMS. OIG…… Continue reading California Should Improve Oversight w/Federal Requirements for Life Safety/Emergency Preparedness
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS updated Appendix B of the current RAI User’s Manual on October 31, 2019. This 6-page listing was previously updated in late August 2019. Appendix B contains current information, including email addresses, for: State RAI Coordinators RAI Coordinator Panel Members State MDS Automation Coordinators CMS…… Continue reading CMS Updates Appendix B of the October 2019 RAI User’s Manual
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Just a few minutes ago, I received this MLN Connects Special Edition – Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in my inbox. Claims Reject caught my attention. Subject: HICN Claims Reject “We are 50 days out from the end of the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) transition period.…… Continue reading Billers – 50 Days Out: Are You Using the MBI on Your Medicare Claims?
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare We’re all working to provide trauma-informed care to residents in our facilities. We’re also cognizant of the effect trauma may have on our staff. Trauma-informed care doesn’t happen overnight – it’s a process of understanding what trauma is, identifying residents and working to eliminate or mitigate…… Continue reading Add ACE Information to Your Preparation for Trauma-Informed Care