SNF QRP Provider Threshold Report Unavailable

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The SNF Provider Threshold Report in the ‘SNF Quality Reporting Program’ report category in the CASPER Reporting application is unavailable. An issue has been identified with the display of HCP COVID-19 Vaccine data submission results. In some cases, the report display may indicate that HCP…… Continue reading SNF QRP Provider Threshold Report Unavailable

IA: 2022 Civil Money Penalty Quality Improvement Initiative (CMPQII) Grant

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The purpose of this informational letter is to announce the availability of CMPQII grants for 2022 and inform potential applicants of two opportunities to submit proposals. Section 1919 of the Social Security Act and Iowa Code Section 249A.57 allows the state to impose civil money…… Continue reading IA: 2022 Civil Money Penalty Quality Improvement Initiative (CMPQII) Grant

Home Health (HH) OASIS-E Guidance Training Program

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a virtual training program that provides instruction on the guidance for the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)-E. This training is part of a comprehensive strategy to ensure home health providers have access to the…… Continue reading Home Health (HH) OASIS-E Guidance Training Program

IRF/LTCH/SNF QRP August 15, 2022 Submission Deadline Reminder

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The submission deadline for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF), Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH), and Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Programs is approaching. IRF-PAI and LTCH CARE Data Set assessment data and data submitted to CMS via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National…… Continue reading IRF/LTCH/SNF QRP August 15, 2022 Submission Deadline Reminder

Revised Guide to Home Health Help Desks

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare A revised version of the comprehensive 1-page Guide to Home Health Help Desks is now available in the downloads section of the Home Health Quality Reporting Program Help Desk webpage, https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/Help-Desk. This document provides guidance to home health providers for questions related to a variety of…… Continue reading Revised Guide to Home Health Help Desks

Missouri LTC Information Update: August 5, 2022

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) has published MDS Tips and Clinical Pearls (Volume 9, Issue 4). In this issue: Another Gem AddedMonkeypoxICAR CornerComing Soon… New Surveyor GuidanceGDR in Psychotropic Medication ManagementCoaching SkillsValue-Based Purchasing Incentive Please visit QIPMO’s website here for this and other…… Continue reading Missouri LTC Information Update: August 5, 2022

Expanded HHVBP Model: Registration Now Available – Navigating Performance Feedback Reports: Interim Performance Report (IPR) and Annual Performance Report (APR) – Thursday, August 25, 2:00 pm ET

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On August 25th from 2:00 pm ET – 3:00 pm ET, the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Technical Assistance (TA) Team will present Navigating Performance Feedback Reports: Interim Performance Report (IPR) and Annual Performance Report (APR). Understanding the content of each report is essential to…… Continue reading Expanded HHVBP Model: Registration Now Available – Navigating Performance Feedback Reports: Interim Performance Report (IPR) and Annual Performance Report (APR) – Thursday, August 25, 2:00 pm ET

CDC Program Expands Free COVID-19 Testing to Assisted Living Facilities

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On July 27, 2022 the CDC increased access to testing via Operation Expanded Testing.  Assisted living centers now have access to free COVID-19 testing for their staff and residents through December 31, 2022. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Operation Expanded Testing (OpET) program…… Continue reading CDC Program Expands Free COVID-19 Testing to Assisted Living Facilities