CMS Posts Latest COVID-19 Nursing Home Data – Week Ending January 3, 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP                                                                                                                                       Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare COVID-19 NH data for week ending January 3, 2021 is now available and carries a date of January 14, 2021.  This message is found at the top of the dataset: This Socrata-powered site may be unavailable for routine maintenance from Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:00…… Continue reading CMS Posts Latest COVID-19 Nursing Home Data – Week Ending January 3, 2021

A Shot in the Arm for LTC Facilities – Webinar Recording and Slides Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare I listened in to the Kaiser Family Foundation webinar A Shot in the Arm for LTC Facilities?  Early Lessons from the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout to High Priority Populations on January 14, 2021 and it was well worth the time.  The hyperlink in the previous sentence will…… Continue reading A Shot in the Arm for LTC Facilities – Webinar Recording and Slides Available

Treating Long COVID: Clinician Experience with Post-Acute COVID-19 Care (Webinar)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Here’s a webinar that may be of interest to you. Free Continuing Education (CE) will be offered for this COCA Call (see beneath Accreditation Statement). Treating Long COVID: Clinician Experience with Post-AcuteCOVID-19 Care Overview For some people, the effects of COVID-19 can last well beyond the immediate…… Continue reading Treating Long COVID: Clinician Experience with Post-Acute COVID-19 Care (Webinar)

NHSN Data Reporting Updates

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare NHSN Long Term Care Facility Component FAQs has been updated in January 2021.  This 15-page document covers a range of NHSN reporting topics from general to NHSN LTCF Annual Survey, enrollment, SAMS, UTI Event Protocol and Lab ID Event. The Surveillance for Weekly HCP & Resident…… Continue reading NHSN Data Reporting Updates

CMS Releases Pandemic Plan

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted CMS Pandemic Plan – v. 3.1 Public Release with an effective date of January 11, 2021.  This is a 91-page document.  Here’s the Executive Summary: “The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people and industries across the country, exacting a heavy toll on every American.…… Continue reading CMS Releases Pandemic Plan

Rates of COVID-19 Among Residents and Staff Members in Nursing Homes (CDC)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare In the January 8, 2021 issue of MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), the CDC issued its report on the rates of COVID-19 among residents and staff in NHs from May 25 through November 22, 2020 in the U.S. Here’s a quick summary of the report…… Continue reading Rates of COVID-19 Among Residents and Staff Members in Nursing Homes (CDC)

Upcoming Telligen Webinars – COVID

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare COVID-19 in LTC Office Hours Training, Training and More Training: CMS Scenario Based Targeted COVID-19 Training – The Return on Investment Thursday, January 28, 2021 … 12-1pm MT | 1-2pm CT All CMS certified nursing home frontline staff and managers are expected to complete the COVID-19…… Continue reading Upcoming Telligen Webinars – COVID

Updated CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Information/Materials

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare How to Report COVID Vaccine-Related Adverse Events — As Americans start receiving their first COVID-19 vaccines, additional data on potential adverse events are needed in real time. Healthcare providers will play a critical role in reporting vaccine-related adverse events through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System…… Continue reading Updated CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Information/Materials

Texas Adopts New COVID-19 Vaccination Data Reporting Emergency Rules for NF and ALF Providers

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Effective Jan. 11, HHSC has adopted new COVID-19 vaccination data reporting emergency rules. The rules require nursing facilities and assisted living facilities to accurately report COVID-19 vaccination data for staff and residents to HHSC in the format established by HHSC within 24 hours of completing a…… Continue reading Texas Adopts New COVID-19 Vaccination Data Reporting Emergency Rules for NF and ALF Providers

NHSN Reporting Updates

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare NHSN has posted a 13-page LTCF COVID-19 POC Testing Reporting Tool FAQ.  There’s a great deal of information within this document, including a link to an archived training webinar.  Yesterday, I bloggedabout upcoming webinars – this week – addressing this tool.  Check out that blog for…… Continue reading NHSN Reporting Updates