Looking for a place to learn about iQIES Known Issues?

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare Providers who have reported their issues to the help@qtso.com can now review those issues in one place. The new iQIES website reports: Date Reported, Status, Category, Description and, if applicable, the Date Resolved. The Status column categorizes issues as Resolved or Open. The Description column identifies…… Continue reading Looking for a place to learn about iQIES Known Issues?

Home Health Compare quarterly update is available now.

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare As of January 2020, CMS will no longer publicly report two claims-based measures:  Emergency Department Use without Hospital Readmission during the First 30 Days of HH (NQF #2505) and Rehospitalization during the First 30 Days of Home Health (NQF #2380). Click on the link to view…… Continue reading Home Health Compare quarterly update is available now.

Did you know there is new OASIS guidance for item M2420, Discharge Disposition, effective immediately?

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare Found in the January 2020 OASIS Q&A’s is question #9 asking about M2420. The writer asks about how to meet compliance with the new quality measure, Transfer of Health Information to Provider, when there is no response to identify a patient who was discharged to another…… Continue reading Did you know there is new OASIS guidance for item M2420, Discharge Disposition, effective immediately?

Home health agencies need to be aware of issues with OASIS assessment rejections and validation report .

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare On January 7, 2020; the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) reported they have been hearing from their members regarding issues with OASIS assessment rejections and validation report errors. CMS has been in communication with NAHC about this situation. The information below is an…… Continue reading Home health agencies need to be aware of issues with OASIS assessment rejections and validation report .

Update to Review Choice Demonstration from CMS

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare If your HHA is in a state participating in the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) and your agency selected the Pre-claim Review (PCR) option you will need to be aware of CMS’s update to the RCD Operational Guide, dated December 5, 2019. See excerpt below then follow…… Continue reading Update to Review Choice Demonstration from CMS

PDGM will change the relationship your agency has with physicians.

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare In fact, PDGM will require the physician to do more work and to responds more quickly and more often to agencies’ requests. Physicians will need to be educated about the new system. NAHC has created a Physician Toolkit to help agencies educate physicians about the new…… Continue reading PDGM will change the relationship your agency has with physicians.