Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Authorized in the United States (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The CDC updated its Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Authorized in the United States website on January 21, 2021. Administration “The mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series consist of two doses administered intramuscularly: Pfizer-BioNTech (30 µg, 0.3 ml each): 3 weeks (21 days)…… Continue reading Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Authorized in the United States (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna)

HHS Extends Public Health Emergency (PHE) Through End of 2021, At Minimum

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Late Friday evening (January 22, 2020), the Acting U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Norris Cochran sent a letter to state Governors indicating that in addition to extending the current public health emergency (PHE) for an additional 90-days, effective January 21st, HHS has…… Continue reading HHS Extends Public Health Emergency (PHE) Through End of 2021, At Minimum

Nursing Home Staffing Data – Quarter 3, 2020

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare AS RESIDENT POPULATION SHRINKS, NURSING HOMES REMAIN UNDERSTAFFED is the “subtitle” of the alert email I received on Friday, January 22, 2021 from the Long Term Care Community Coalition. January 22, 2021 – Staffing levels are a key predictor of nursing home resident outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic.…… Continue reading Nursing Home Staffing Data – Quarter 3, 2020

Upcoming Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccine: Reasons Not to be Afraid

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Telligen QI Connect is hosting a webinar that you/your team would benefit from: Dr. Anuj Mehta, Assistant Professor of Medicine with Denver Health and Hospital Authority, will discuss why some healthcare providers and patients are vaccine hesitant and provide answers to the following questions: – How…… Continue reading Upcoming Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccine: Reasons Not to be Afraid

Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum … Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, January 26, 2021 PM at 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET).  Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time. **This Agenda is Subject to Change** Opening Remarks Chair –…… Continue reading Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum … Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Breaking News: White House Releases National Strategy Plan for COVID-19 Response

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare This afternoon – January 21, 2021 – President Joseph Biden held a press conference to announce the National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness.   This is a 200-page document. Here’s a look at the Table of Contents: The President’s Executive Summary is as follows…… Continue reading Breaking News: White House Releases National Strategy Plan for COVID-19 Response

Hospice Quality Reporting Program: Quarterly Updates for October – December 2020

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare This document provides Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP)-related updates on events and guidance from the 4th Quarter of 2020 (October-December 2020) and prepares for 1st Quarter of 2021 (January –March 2021). Some examples of what you’ll find in the document are: The Hospice Quality Reporting Program…… Continue reading Hospice Quality Reporting Program: Quarterly Updates for October – December 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Redistribution, Transfer and Logistics Information

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Health care providers who are interested in storing and possibly redistributing COVID-19 vaccines should download, complete and submit this CDC Supplemental COVID-19 Vaccine Redistribution Agreement    to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Health care providers in Texas who plan to transfer COVID-19 vaccines to…… Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine Redistribution, Transfer and Logistics Information