Iowa SNFs/NFs – Reminder of Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Section Q Referral Process

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® The Iowa Department of Human Services issued an INFORMATIONAL LETTER NO. 1939-MC-FFS today (August 21, 2018) to “remind SNF/NF providers of the current process for MDS Section “Q” referrals to IME (Iowa Medicaid Enterprise).” The 2-page letter reiterates the “process of contacting IME after completion…… Continue reading Iowa SNFs/NFs – Reminder of Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Section Q Referral Process

Survey Process Document Updates Posted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® This morning CMS posted several new documents to the Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities website. Trying to keep all the LTC Survey Process documents and files straight? Can’t figure out what is new/changed with a specific document? CMS has uploaded a new document…… Continue reading Survey Process Document Updates Posted

SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Training and Resources

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) conducted the annual SNF QRP Training Sessions this week (July 31st and August 1st) live in and from Baltimore, MD. Approximately 250 attendees were present for the in-person training while another 1000+ logged on to view &…… Continue reading SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Training and Resources

Today: CMS Skilled/LTC Open Door Forum

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® The next CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum scheduled for: Date:  Thursday, August 2, 2018 Start Time:  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) Open Door Participation Instructions: This call will be Conference Call Only. To participate by phone:…… Continue reading Today: CMS Skilled/LTC Open Door Forum

Briggs Healthcare acquires ezPBJ to expand growing SNF compliance portfolio

Software acquisition simplifies PBJ compliance for skilled nursing providers and expands Briggs’ post-acute digital offerings WEST DES MOINES, IOWA, Aug. 1, 2018 – Today Briggs Healthcare announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ezPBJ. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Briggs, ezPBJ will continue to expand its software solutions for Payroll-Based Journal…… Continue reading Briggs Healthcare acquires ezPBJ to expand growing SNF compliance portfolio

CMS Posts FY 2019 SNF PPS Final Rule

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Just a few minutes ago, CMS posted 3 final rules, including that for SNF PPS. “The Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) PPS final rule incorporates the agency’s Patients Over Paperwork initiative through avenues that reduce unnecessary burden on providers by easing documentation requirements and offering more…… Continue reading CMS Posts FY 2019 SNF PPS Final Rule