Release of Additional Toolkits to Ensure Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On Valentine’s Day, CMS issued QSO-20-11-NH with same title as the title of this blog. As you can see from the summary, these toolkits address high-quality sleep for residents with dementia as well as education and interventions to prevent common infections by improving ADL care.…… Continue reading Release of Additional Toolkits to Ensure Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes

Quick Reference Guides for SNF QRP

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare SNF QRP Quick Reference Guides for FY2021 and FY2022 have just been posted. The Quick Reference Guides provide high-level information on the SNF Quality Reporting Program, including frequently asked questions and helpful links, including Help Desk Assistance addresses and links to claims-based measures. “The IMPACT…… Continue reading Quick Reference Guides for SNF QRP

Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare “Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to propose revised regulations for Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR). Sections 1919(b)(3)(F) and (e)(7) of the Social Security Act require that all applicants to and residents of Medicaid-certified…… Continue reading Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)

Thirty-Year Trends in Nursing Home Composition and Quality Since the Passage of OBRA

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Maybe it’s my age or my tenure in the LTC field the past 40+ years.  I found this Thirty-Year Trends in Nursing Home Composition and Quality Since the Passage of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act study published in JAMDA (Journal of the American Medical Directors Association)…… Continue reading Thirty-Year Trends in Nursing Home Composition and Quality Since the Passage of OBRA

Second Update to CR 11152 Implementation of SNF PDPM Corrects Previous Errors

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare No policy changes are conveyed in Change Request: 11632 but the posting is something you should be aware of.  CMS is correcting previous modification errors with edits made previously.  Here’s the gist of this CR (bolding added by me for emphasis): SUMMARY OF CHANGES: This…… Continue reading Second Update to CR 11152 Implementation of SNF PDPM Corrects Previous Errors

IOWA PROVIDERS: New Iowa PASRR Providers Website Now Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare In case you’re not aware of this January 2020 announcement, please review the announcement and bookmark the new URL for future reference. “The Iowa PASRR program’s online resources now have a new home. Last year, MAXIMUS launched a comprehensive website redesign, which features a more…… Continue reading IOWA PROVIDERS: New Iowa PASRR Providers Website Now Available