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

Managing Staffing Challenges – 7th in National Nursing Home Training Series

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Topic: Managing Staffing Challenges Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020 Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET Advance Registration Required: Register Here.  Open to nursing home leaders, clinical and administrative staff members and others interested in nursing home infection prevention in the era of COVID-19. Note: Once you…… Continue reading Managing Staffing Challenges – 7th in National Nursing Home Training Series

COVID-19 in Nursing Homes: How the Trump Administration Failed Residents and Workers

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare “This report details how the Trump Administration’s deregulatory agenda, repeated failures to adequately prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic, and its delayed and disorganized response exacerbated, and in some instances contributed to, a worsening public health crisis that has disproportionately affected the most vulnerable populations in the…… Continue reading COVID-19 in Nursing Homes: How the Trump Administration Failed Residents and Workers

Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Response to the COVID-19 PHE: Another Billing Update

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS’ MLN Matters is reporting another update to SE20011 on July 1, 2020: Billing InstructionsThe following guidance provides specific instructions for using the QHS and benefit period waivers, as well as how this affects claims processing and SNF patient assessments. To bill for the QHS waiver,…… Continue reading Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Response to the COVID-19 PHE: Another Billing Update

Toolkit on State Actions to Mitigate COVID-19 Prevalence in NHs – Now Version 4

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare In case you’re keeping track, CMS has released Version 4 about 12 days after the release of Version 3.  That alone will tell you how fast things are changing with COVID-19 in LTC facilities. The latest version – 4 consists of 142 pages, 8 more pages…… Continue reading Toolkit on State Actions to Mitigate COVID-19 Prevalence in NHs – Now Version 4

Transparency: Resident and Family Notification – 6th in National NH Training Series

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare This next session is entitled Transparency: Resident and Family Notification. The session is on Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 4-5pm EDT. During this webinar, the latest federal guidance regarding the importance of transparency during the COVID-19 public health emergency will be reviewed. Participants will learn best…… Continue reading Transparency: Resident and Family Notification – 6th in National NH Training Series