Disaster Ready Behavioral Care Tool Kit

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The state of Arizona has posted this Disaster Ready Behavioral Care Tool Kit which can be used beyond Arizona although some things are specific to AZ.  This is a 128-page guide was developed as a result of the Disaster Ready Behavioral Care Pilot conducted in 2018/2019.…… Continue reading Disaster Ready Behavioral Care Tool Kit

Five Things About Nursing Homes During COVID-19

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On July 9, 2020, CMS posted a promotional video entitled Five Things About Nursing Homes During COVID-19.  This video is “part of an ongoing series by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Safeguarding the health and well-being of the most vulnerable and fragile Americans…… Continue reading Five Things About Nursing Homes During COVID-19

Hospice Quality Reporting Program: COVID-19 PHE

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare A 4-page Tip Sheet on the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP): COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) is available. This tip sheet provides guidance on quality data submissions starting on July 1, 2020, when the temporary exemptions from the COVID-19 PHE end.  See the HQRP Requirements and…… Continue reading Hospice Quality Reporting Program: COVID-19 PHE

Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in NHs Accepting Industry Comments

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare This Commission is seeking public comments on best practices from the LTC industry, but you have a limited window to submit your comments – 5pm (ET) on Friday, July 17, 2020. The announcement came late in the day on July 9, 2020.  The Public Engagement portal looks like this:…… Continue reading Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in NHs Accepting Industry Comments

ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes: FY 2021 Available – They Have Their Own Page Now

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare FY 2021 ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes are available on the 2021 ICD-10-CM webpage. The 2021 ICD-10-CM files below contain information on the ICD-10-CM updates for FY 2021. These 2021 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021 and…… Continue reading ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes: FY 2021 Available – They Have Their Own Page Now

COVID-19: Alternate Care Site Toolkit, Third Edition Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) released the Third Edition of the Federal Healthcare Resilience Task Force Alternate Care Site (ACS) Toolkit, providing enhanced guidance, including: Updated directionsFunding sourcesGuidance on providing dialysis supportNew…… Continue reading COVID-19: Alternate Care Site Toolkit, Third Edition Available

Upcoming NETEC Webinars Address Caring for COVID-19 Residents in LTC Facilities

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Tackling the COVID-19 Storm through the Lens of Long-Term Care Facilities: Part 1 In this webinar, participants will discuss different policies and processes taken at long-term care facilities caring for COVID-19 positive residents based on case-based experiences, describe mitigation strategies involved to promptly identify and isolate…… Continue reading Upcoming NETEC Webinars Address Caring for COVID-19 Residents in LTC Facilities