Submit the MBI Without Hyphens or Spaces to Avoid Rejection of Your Claim

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS released a revised SE18006 on June 21, 2018 “to emphasize the need to submit the MBI without hyphens or spaces to avoid rejection of your claim. All other information remains the same.” “This Special Edition MLN Matters® Article is intended for physicians, providers, and…… Continue reading Submit the MBI Without Hyphens or Spaces to Avoid Rejection of Your Claim

100 Days Out_What’s Changing with the MDS 3.0 Item Set on October 1, 2018_Webinar Handouts & Slides

Thanks for attending 100 Days Out_What’s Changing with the MDS 3.0 Item Set on October 1, 2018 with our Clinical Consultant, Mary Madison! Please click links below to download slides and handouts from the webinar: 100 Days Out_What’s Changing with the MDS 3.0 Item Set on October 1, 2018_22 June 2018.pdf MDS3.0_NC_Comp_v1.16.0R_DRAFT_30 May 2018.pdf MDS3.0_Item_Changes_v1.16.0R.pdf

MEDICARE PAYMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION RELEASES REPORT ON MEDICARE AND THE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Washington, DC, June 15, 2018—Today the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) releases its June 2018 Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System. As part of its mandate from the Congress, each June MedPAC reports on issues affecting the Medicare program as…… Continue reading MEDICARE PAYMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION RELEASES REPORT ON MEDICARE AND THE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM

Final Revised Policies Regarding the Immediate Imposition of Federal Remedies Chapter 7 of the State Operations Manual

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS has posted QSO 18-18-NH with this summary: The 3-page memorandum is followed by 15 pages of the revised Chapter 7 of the State Operations Manual (SOM). These pages are an Advance Copy of the revisions and thus have no effective or implementation dates at…… Continue reading Final Revised Policies Regarding the Immediate Imposition of Federal Remedies Chapter 7 of the State Operations Manual

SNF Provider Preview Reports – Reminder to Review Your Data!

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS reminds LTC providers to preview your SNF QRP Provider Report before June 30, 2018. At that time, your performance data will be publicly displayed on Nursing Home Compare. Here’s this morning’s CMS Reminder message: Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports have been updated…… Continue reading SNF Provider Preview Reports – Reminder to Review Your Data!

New Resource: CMS Web Wheel

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS has posted an educational tool – CMS Web Wheel – to “Learn about Educational Resources for Medicare Fee-For-Service Providers; CMS Initiatives; and MAC Resources.” The tool provides websites for information based on the topic selected (clicked on). For example, I selected the Beneficiary Notices…… Continue reading New Resource: CMS Web Wheel