Updates to Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Claims

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare MLN Matters Number: MM11992 was posted November 6, 2020 with same title as this blog. This MLN Matters Article is for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and hospital swing bed providers billing Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries.  This article informs you of…… Continue reading Updates to Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Claims

Manual Updates Related to the Hospice Election Statement and the Implementation of the Election Statement Addendum

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare MLN Matters Number: MM12015 with same title as this blog was posted November 6, 2020. This MLN Matters Article is for hospice and non-hospice providers submitting claims to Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), including Home Health & Hospice (HH&H) MACs, for hospice and non-hospice services provided to…… Continue reading Manual Updates Related to the Hospice Election Statement and the Implementation of the Election Statement Addendum

Updated RAI User’s Manual Coming??

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare This morning, during my usual ritual of checking key websites for new information, I found this on the CMS RAI Manual website: You’ll find it beneath Downloads on that webpage: I will continue to monitor this website for an updated RAI User’s Manual.  Stay tuned!

Hospice Aide Services: Enhancing RN Supervision

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare An Office of Inspector General (OIG) report posted in November 2019 found that Registered Nurses (RNs) didn’t always: Visit hospice patients’ homes at least once every 14 days to assess the quality of care and services provided by hospice aidesDocument these visits as required The Enhancing…… Continue reading Hospice Aide Services: Enhancing RN Supervision

NEW TRAINING EVENT – Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) Video Tutorial

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is releasing a video tutorial to assist providers in Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities with standardized data assessment guidance and assessment strategies for the cognitive assessment known as the Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS). This video tutorial is approximately…… Continue reading NEW TRAINING EVENT – Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) Video Tutorial

Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum – November 4, 2020

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, November 4, 2020 PM at 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time. **This Agenda is Subject to Change**  Opening RemarksChair – Brian…… Continue reading Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum – November 4, 2020

Five-Star Users’ Guide and State-Level Cut Point Tables Updated

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Five-Star Technical Users’ Guide was updated October 28, 2020.  October 2020 revisions include: Staffing Rating Changes: Starting with the October 2020 refresh of Nursing Home Compare (NHC), CMS will resume updating PBJ staffing measures and staffing ratings, using the data submitted for the August 14,…… Continue reading Five-Star Users’ Guide and State-Level Cut Point Tables Updated

NEW TRAINING EVENT – Confusion Assessment Method (CAM©) Video Tutorial

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is releasing a video tutorial to assist providers in Skilled Nursing Facilities with standardized data assessment guidance and assessment strategies for the cognitive assessment known as the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM©). This video tutorial is approximately 25 minutes…… Continue reading NEW TRAINING EVENT – Confusion Assessment Method (CAM©) Video Tutorial

SNF QRP October Refresh 2020 – Nursing Home Compare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The October 2020 refresh of SNF QRP data is now available on Nursing Home Compare (NHC), as well as the Nursing homes including rehab services web pages within Care Compare (CCXP) and Provider Data Catalog (PDC). The data are based on quality assessment data submitted by…… Continue reading SNF QRP October Refresh 2020 – Nursing Home Compare