Recent Nursing Home COVID-19 Data: CMS, CDC & NHSN

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS posted the latest nursing home data for the week ending August 14, 2022. Comparing the August 14th data to the August 7th data shows these changes: Resident primary vaccination completion rate decreased by 0.1%Residents with booster doses unchanged from previous weekStaff primary vaccination completion rate decreased by 0.1%…… Continue reading Recent Nursing Home COVID-19 Data: CMS, CDC & NHSN

New Federal Reports on Long COVID Support

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare A pair of reports developed in response to President Joe Biden’s Memorandum on Addressing the Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 (April 5. 2022 White House) are now available to help Americans affected by long COVID: ·  The National Research Action Plan on Long COVID (August 2022 – 85 pages) details advances in…… Continue reading New Federal Reports on Long COVID Support

Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Nursing Home

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted the Nursing Home COVID-19 data for the week ending August 7, 2022. Comparing the August 7th data to the July 24th data shows these changes: Resident primary vaccination completion rate decreased by 0.4% from 2 weeks priorResidents with booster doses increased 0.5% from 2…… Continue reading Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Nursing Home

Creating a Roadmap for the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS posted a blogwith the same title as this blog on Thursday, August 18, 2022. The authors of the blog are Jonathan Blum, Chief Operating Officer and Principal Deputy Administrator; Carol Blackford, Director Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group; and Jean Moody-Williams, Deputy Director of the Center…… Continue reading Creating a Roadmap for the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Major Update to the COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel (the Panel) is pleased to announce the publication of a major update to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines. Key changes in this version of the Guidelines include: The Panel added a new section entitled Special Considerations in People…… Continue reading Major Update to the COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Nursing Home Data

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted the nursing home COVID-19 data for the week ending July 24, 2022. Comparing the July 24th data to the previous July 17th data shows these changes: Resident primary vaccination completion rate remains same as the previous weekResidents with booster doses increased 0.4% from previous…… Continue reading Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Nursing Home Data

Services and Supports for Longer-Term Impacts of COVID-19

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare “COVID-19 has affected all aspects of health, including mental health, and disrupted daily life. It created additional obstacles for those experiencing mental health and substance use challenges. Further, many people have been forced to cope with the death of loved ones, especially children, and face…… Continue reading Services and Supports for Longer-Term Impacts of COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for HC Providers

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS released this toolkit for providers, and a set of toolkits for states and insurers designed to: Help the health care system quickly administer vaccines as they’re availableIncrease the number of providers who can administer the vaccineEnsure adequate Medicare payment for administering the vaccineEnsure private insurers and Medicaid programs…… Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for HC Providers

Latest NH COVID-19 Data from CMS, CDC & NHSN

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted the nursing home data for the week ending July 17, 2022. Comparing the July 10th data to the previous July 3rd data shows these changes: Resident primary vaccination completion rate increased 0.1% from the previous weekResidents with booster doses increased 0.2% (same as previous 2…… Continue reading Latest NH COVID-19 Data from CMS, CDC & NHSN

Most Recent COVID-19 Nursing Home Data

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS just posted the nursing home COVID-19 data for the week ending July 10, 2022. Comparing the July 10th data to the previous July 3rd data shows these changes: Resident primary vaccination completion rate dropped 0.4% from the previous weekResidents with booster doses increased 0.2% (same…… Continue reading Most Recent COVID-19 Nursing Home Data