jRAVEN Updated in Preparation for MDS 3.0 v1.17.2

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Data Collection Software: jRAVEN The Resident Assessment Validation and Entry System (jRAVEN) was developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). jRAVEN is a free Java based software application which provides an option for facilities to collect and maintain MDS Assessment data for subsequent…… Continue reading jRAVEN Updated in Preparation for MDS 3.0 v1.17.2

Draft Measure Specifications: SNF Healthcare-Associated Infections Requiring Hospitalizations for the SNF QRP

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Measure Call for Public Comment The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) is seeking input from the public as part of the measure development process. CMS has posted Draft Measure…… Continue reading Draft Measure Specifications: SNF Healthcare-Associated Infections Requiring Hospitalizations for the SNF QRP

Iowa MDS Coordinators: IA DHS/IME Announce MDS for Medicaid Case-Mix Starting 10/1/2020

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Coordinator – Briggs Healthcare Late afternoon on Friday, September 11, 2020, the Iowa Department of Human Services and the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise announced (INFORMATIONAL LETTER NO. 2162-MC-FFS) the state’s methodology for Medicaid case-mix calculation for reimbursement purposes. Effective October 1, 2020, Iowa Medicaid will begin collecting the PDPM payment codes…… Continue reading Iowa MDS Coordinators: IA DHS/IME Announce MDS for Medicaid Case-Mix Starting 10/1/2020

National Assisted Living Week: August 13 – 19, 2020

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare For 25 years now, we’ve been recognizing and honoring the Assisted Living communities in the U.S. during this week in September.  These communities provide a unique type of living opportunity for seniors and individuals with disabilities.  The services and care that is provided in an AL…… Continue reading National Assisted Living Week: August 13 – 19, 2020

OIG Report: National Background Check Program for LTC Providers

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Office of Inspector General released a report on September 4, 2020 that provided an assessment of state programs which was concluded in 2019. “Background checks of employees are an important safety measure that can help protect some of the most vulnerable populations. More than 13…… Continue reading OIG Report: National Background Check Program for LTC Providers

SNF QRP Measure Calculations and Reporting User’s Manual Updated

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted the updated SNF QRP Measure Calculations and Reporting User’s Manual_V3.0.1_Addendum_Effective 10-01-2020 (ZIP).  You’ll note this is a .zip file so you’ll find 2 items there: The SNF QRP Measure Calculations and Reporting User’s Manual Version 3.0.1 and associated risk adjustment appendix and Hierarchical…… Continue reading SNF QRP Measure Calculations and Reporting User’s Manual Updated

Introduction to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program Web-Based Training

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course for those who are new to the Home Health (HH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP). This course is designed to provide a general overview of the program as well as a variety of…… Continue reading Introduction to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program Web-Based Training