CMS Holding Limited Number of SNF Claims

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has just announced that is holding a “limited number” of SNF Claims (bolding added by me): “As CMS has undertaken the implementation of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), we are holding a limited number of Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) claims while we make…… Continue reading CMS Holding Limited Number of SNF Claims

CMS Posts Section GG Video Tutorials

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released a short video tutorial to assist providers with coding GG0130A. Eating. This 6-minute video is designed to provided targeted guidance using simulated patient scenarios. To access the video, click on the link below: Coding GG0130A. Eating…… Continue reading CMS Posts Section GG Video Tutorials

Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum | Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm ET.

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare Click on the link for the agenda: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 – Agenda – Home Health, Hospice & DME/Quality Open Door Forum (ODF) [PDF, 30KB] Open Door Participation Instructions: This call will be Conference Call Only. To participate by phone: Dial: 1-888-455-1397 & Reference Conference Passcode:…… Continue reading Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum | Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm ET.

LTC Infection Management and Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare A study and a survey were published this week that should interest the LTC community. A study on the Role of Post‐Acute Care in Readmissions for Preexisting Healthcare‐Associated Infections was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  This study looked at 2013 –…… Continue reading LTC Infection Management and Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

CDC Enhanced Barrier Precautions Presentation

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare If you missed the October 24th CDC webinar on Enhanced Barrier Precautions, you missed a good one!  Lots of great information was provided. You can access the 73-slide presentation and get continuing education credit (information found on slides 3 and 67 of the presentation) as…… Continue reading CDC Enhanced Barrier Precautions Presentation