MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual Version 12.0 Now Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS surprised all LTC providers late yesterday and posted the latest version of the Quality Measures User’s Manual. This latest version is 110 pages in length and carries an effective date of January 1, 2019. The MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual Version 12.0 has been…… Continue reading MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual Version 12.0 Now Available

Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture – 2019 User Database Report

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® “In response to requests from nursing homes interested in comparing their results with those of other nursing homes on the Surveys on Patient Safety Culture™ (SOPSTM) Nursing Home Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) established the Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety…… Continue reading Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture – 2019 User Database Report

CMS Posts Second CMPRP Toolkit: Nursing Home Employee Satisfaction Survey

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® In November 2018, CMS posted information on the Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Program (CMPRP) – a three-year effort to reduce adverse events, improve staffing quality and improve dementia care in nursing homes.   At that time, the 1st of 3 toolkits was posted “to aid nursing…… Continue reading CMS Posts Second CMPRP Toolkit: Nursing Home Employee Satisfaction Survey

SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program: Phase One Review and Corrections Call

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® During this call, participants learn about the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program Review and Corrections process and get answers to frequently asked questions about Phase One of the process. During the Review and Corrections period, SNFs have an opportunity to review and submit…… Continue reading SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program: Phase One Review and Corrections Call

SNF/LTC Open Door Forum Scheduled – February 14, 2019

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS has just posted the SNF LTC Open Door Forum for the afternoon of February 14, 2019: Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Start Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) This call will be Conference Call Only.  To participate by phone: Dial: 1-800-837-1935 &…… Continue reading SNF/LTC Open Door Forum Scheduled – February 14, 2019