[post-webinar materials] First Look at MDS 3.0 Version 1.17 – Recording and Q&A Document Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Thank you to all of last week’s attendees for the First Look at MDS 3.0 Version 1.17.  There were over 1200 folks that logged in to one of the 2 sessions. Missed last week’s webinar?  Want to listen to it again? https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2474819651837788675 is the link…… Continue reading [post-webinar materials] First Look at MDS 3.0 Version 1.17 – Recording and Q&A Document Available

[webinar materials] First Look at MDS 3.0 Version 1.17

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® First Look at MDS 3.0 Version 1.17 webinars are scheduled for Thursday, March 14th and Friday, March 15, 2019. The presentation handout as well as related handouts can be viewed/downloaded during the webinars as well as from these locations: First Look at MDS 3.0 Version…… Continue reading [webinar materials] First Look at MDS 3.0 Version 1.17

Infection Preventionist Training Now Available – CMS Official Announcements

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® I blogged last week to let you know of the specialized training now available on the CDC website for infection prevention and control in nursing homes as well as Infection Preventionist training. CMS has now officially confirmed my spring fever in QSO-19-10-NH issued yesterday, March…… Continue reading Infection Preventionist Training Now Available – CMS Official Announcements

2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® The Alzheimer’s Association released its annual report last week.  The 90-page full report and the infographic are well worth the read. Here’s some quick, sobering facts found in this report: Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. Between 2000 and…… Continue reading 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report Available

Spring 2019 is Here – For Infection Preventionist Training

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Our weather the past few weeks certainly doesn’t indicate spring is anywhere near, however CDC is providing us, as promised, with some signs of spring – infection prevention and control training.  I blogged about this some 50 weeks ago.  The CDC is much more reliable…… Continue reading Spring 2019 is Here – For Infection Preventionist Training

CMS Issues 2 Guidance Documents That You Need to Review!

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Tuesday, March 5, 2019 was a busy day for CMS postings.  Two such postings should be reviewed by your team: Revisions to Appendix Q, Guidance on Immediate Jeopardy – QSO-19-09-ALL April 2019 Improvements to Nursing Home Compare and the Five Star Rating – QSO-19-08-NH  …… Continue reading CMS Issues 2 Guidance Documents That You Need to Review!

Revisions to SOM Appendix Z – Emergency Preparedness for All Provider and Certified Supplier Types

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS issued Transmittal 186 – Revisions to State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix Z, Emergency Preparedness for All Provider and Certified Supplier Types on March 4, 2019.   The first 2 pages of this 53-page document provide summary of changes, revised chapter/section/subsection, etc. with the remaining pages…… Continue reading Revisions to SOM Appendix Z – Emergency Preparedness for All Provider and Certified Supplier Types