PDGM will change the relationship your agency has with physicians.

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare In fact, PDGM will require the physician to do more work and to responds more quickly and more often to agencies’ requests. Physicians will need to be educated about the new system. NAHC has created a Physician Toolkit to help agencies educate physicians about the new…… Continue reading PDGM will change the relationship your agency has with physicians.

Most HICN Claims Reject – Regardless of Date Service

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Just this morning, December 10, 2019, CMS sent out this special edition of MLN Connects.  Please share it with your administrative and billing teams – January 1, 2020 is just around the corner! “Use Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) now to avoid claim and eligibility transaction…… Continue reading Most HICN Claims Reject – Regardless of Date Service

SNF/LTC Open Door Forum – December 12, 2019

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, December 12, 2019 Start Time:  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time.  This call will be Conference…… Continue reading SNF/LTC Open Door Forum – December 12, 2019

AVAILABLE NOW – OASIS Considerations for Medicare PDGM Patient-Transition

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare Your agency can’t afford to miss this information! CMS just released a document that provides PDGM transition guidance including OASIS time point, data set version and M0090 Date Assessment Completed considerations for patients where resulting assessments must provide the Health Insurance Prospective Payment System (HIPPS) code…… Continue reading AVAILABLE NOW – OASIS Considerations for Medicare PDGM Patient-Transition

jRAVEN Users – Update Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS posted an update – version 1.7.2 – on the QTSO website December 2, 2019.  Providers that utilize jRAVEN for MDS encoding/submission should update their software ASAP. Release Notes jRAVEN (version 1.7.2) is now available for download which contains the following updates: A defect has…… Continue reading jRAVEN Users – Update Available

Fall 2019 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare “The Unified Agenda provides uniform reporting of data on regulatory and deregulatory activities under development throughout the Federal Government, covering approximately 60 departments, agencies, and commissions. Each edition of the Unified Agenda includes regulatory agendas from all Federal entities that currently have regulations under development…… Continue reading Fall 2019 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

OIG Semi-Annual Report to Congress

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Office of Inspector General’s Fall 2019 Semi-Annual Report to Congress is now available.  This 107-page report describes “OIG’s work on identifying significant problems, abuses, deficiencies, remedies, and investigative outcomes relating to the administration of HHS programs and operations that were disclosed during the reporting…… Continue reading OIG Semi-Annual Report to Congress