New CDC Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training with Free CE

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CDC, in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), just launched a new Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training course. This specialized nursing home training is designed for individuals responsible for infection prevention and control (IPC) programs in nursing homes. The course covers:…… Continue reading New CDC Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training with Free CE

OIG Report: Abuse and Neglect of Medicare Beneficiaries

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report this week that found incidents of potential abuse and neglect at Skilled Nursing Facilities were not always reported and investigated.  The Report in Brief found that an estimated one in five high-risk hospital ER Medicare claims…… Continue reading OIG Report: Abuse and Neglect of Medicare Beneficiaries

Phase 3 Implementation: Understanding & Establishing Trauma-Informed Care at Your Facility

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare If you missed yesterday’s webinar on Trauma-Informed Care, you missed a good one! Dr. Robert Figlerski, Director of Behavioral Health Services – Team Health, Inc., provided a great presentation on this important topic which also happens to be one of the “big ticket” items of…… Continue reading Phase 3 Implementation: Understanding & Establishing Trauma-Informed Care at Your Facility

Countdown to October 1st: PDPM Coding Tips for MDS and ICD-10

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare If you were unable to attend my webinar on May 21st, you can listen to the on-demand recording and download the handout and FAQ document at your convenience. I presented this webinar for SimpleLTC™, a member of the Briggs family. Share the link with other…… Continue reading Countdown to October 1st: PDPM Coding Tips for MDS and ICD-10

May 24, 2019 OASIS-D1 Data Specs available

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare A specifications document providing technical details for OASIS-D1, effective January 1, 2020, is now available at: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/Downloads/v2-31-0-OASIS-D1-changes-DRAFT.pdf These specifications supplement the information provided in the OASIS-D1 Update memorandum revised and posted May 2019 at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/HHQIOASISUserManual.html.    

January 1, 2020: Seven Months To Go and Counting!

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare If your agency is in a state where CGS provides services beginning January 1, 2020, you MUST submit your home health and hospice billing transactions using the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) regardless of the dates of service. Billing transactions include home health requests for anticipated payments…… Continue reading January 1, 2020: Seven Months To Go and Counting!