Disaster Ready Behavioral Care Tool Kit

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The state of Arizona has posted this Disaster Ready Behavioral Care Tool Kit which can be used beyond Arizona although some things are specific to AZ.  This is a 128-page guide was developed as a result of the Disaster Ready Behavioral Care Pilot conducted in 2018/2019.…… Continue reading Disaster Ready Behavioral Care Tool Kit

Hospice Quality Reporting Program: COVID-19 PHE

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare A 4-page Tip Sheet on the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP): COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) is available. This tip sheet provides guidance on quality data submissions starting on July 1, 2020, when the temporary exemptions from the COVID-19 PHE end.  See the HQRP Requirements and…… Continue reading Hospice Quality Reporting Program: COVID-19 PHE

ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes: FY 2021 Available – They Have Their Own Page Now

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare FY 2021 ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes are available on the 2021 ICD-10-CM webpage. The 2021 ICD-10-CM files below contain information on the ICD-10-CM updates for FY 2021. These 2021 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021 and…… Continue reading ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes: FY 2021 Available – They Have Their Own Page Now

Home Health Agency (HHA) Review and Correct Report Enhancements

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare An updated version of the HHA Review and Correct report is now available in iQIES.  This version includes the following updates: 1.  Removal of the following quality measures and associated data: Improvement in Pain Interfering with ActivityImprovement in Status of Surgical WoundsDepression Assessment ConductedMultifactor Fall Risk…… Continue reading Home Health Agency (HHA) Review and Correct Report Enhancements

PBJ Reporting Waiver Ends – Get the Facts from the Experts!

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Late last week, I blogged about the QSO-20-34-NH notification and what its contents meant for LTC providers.  A key element of this QSO was the end of the PBJ reporting waiver.  It was a short-lived waiver, to be sure.  ezPBJ – a Briggs family member and…… Continue reading PBJ Reporting Waiver Ends – Get the Facts from the Experts!

CY21 Home Health Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule Released

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On June 25, 2020, CMS issued the annual home health payment proposed rule for calendar year (CY) 2021.  The CY21 Home Health PPS Proposed Rule is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register tomorrow, June 30, 2020.  Two (2) important reads: CY21 HH PPS Proposed…… Continue reading CY21 Home Health Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule Released

Missed the First Session of May 28, 2020 National NH Training Series?

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Yesterday’s session for Establishing an Infection Prevention Program and Conducting Ongoing Infection Surveillance in the Nursing Home (registration filled rapidly for this session) was a great kickoff for this series of eight (8) one-hour sessions every Thursday from 4pm to 5pm (ET) through July 16th to…… Continue reading Missed the First Session of May 28, 2020 National NH Training Series?