OASIS Education and Automation Coordinators

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare This document (5 pages in length) contains contact information for both OASIS Education and Automation Coordinators. Each State has designated OASIS Coordinators to provide guidance on the administration and submission of the OASIS instrument. The list was last updated in February 2022. The OASIS E data…… Continue reading OASIS Education and Automation Coordinators

Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum – December 7, 2022

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, December 7, 2022 PM at 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time. **This Agenda is Subject to Change** Opening Remarks Chair…… Continue reading Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum – December 7, 2022

CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum – Thursday, December 8, 2022

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The next CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum scheduled for:   Date:  Thursday, December 8, 2022 Start Time:  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time. Conference Leaders: Todd Smith &…… Continue reading CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum – Thursday, December 8, 2022

FY 2024 SNF VBP Program December 2022 Quarterly Reports Now Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The December 2022 Quarterly Confidential Feedback Reports for the fiscal year (FY) 2024 Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) Program are now available to download via the Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES)/Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) reporting system. These reports contain facility…… Continue reading FY 2024 SNF VBP Program December 2022 Quarterly Reports Now Available

Home Health Claims: New Grouper Edits

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS posted Transmittal 11714 – Change Request 12924 on November 18, 2022. This Change Request contains no new policy. It improves the implementation of existing policies. The Home Health (HH) Grouper program contains various data validity edits that ensure consistent and accurate data is used when…… Continue reading Home Health Claims: New Grouper Edits

Five-Star Preview Reports Available on December 5, 2022

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Five Star Preview Reports will be available on December 5, 2022. To access these reports, select the CASPER Reporting link located on the CMS QIES Systems for Providers page. Once in the CASPER Reporting system, select the ‘Folders’ button, then select ‘My Inbox’ or the…… Continue reading Five-Star Preview Reports Available on December 5, 2022

MN Providers: Upcoming Home Care Matters Meeting – December 2, 2022

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Date: Friday, December 2, 2022Time: 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.Topics: OHFC Investigations Process and Home Care Complaints You are invited to join the Home Care Matters WebEx Series hosted by the MDH Health Regulation Division. We encourage basic and comprehensive home care providers and stakeholders attend to learn…… Continue reading MN Providers: Upcoming Home Care Matters Meeting – December 2, 2022

Action Required: Register for an iQIES Account

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare As previously announced, CMS is preparing to release the Internet-facing, cloud-based system, referred to as the Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES) for Minimum Data Set (MDS) submission, in early 2023. Although the MDS submission functionality will not be available immediately, we strongly encourage users…… Continue reading Action Required: Register for an iQIES Account

OIG Report: Long-Term Trends of Psychotropic Drug Use in Nursing Homes

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare OIG found that from 2011 through 2019, about 80 percent of Medicare’s long-stay nursing home residents were prescribed a psychotropic drug. While CMS focused its efforts to reduce the use of one category of psychotropic drug—antipsychotics—the use of another category of psychotropic drug—anticonvulsants—increased. This increased use…… Continue reading OIG Report: Long-Term Trends of Psychotropic Drug Use in Nursing Homes