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

IPC: Cleaning and Disinfection in LTC Settings

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare “Long-term care (LTC) settings are communities where residents congregate closely in shared spaces, and equipment is used between residents, staff, visitors, and vendors who enter and leave frequently. This makes LTC an ideal environment for germs to spread and risks the lives and well-being of…… Continue reading IPC: Cleaning and Disinfection in LTC Settings

Updated Data: Antipsychotic Medication Use 

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes is committed to improving the quality of care for individuals with dementia living in nursing homes. The National Partnership has a mission to deliver health care that is person-centered, comprehensive and interdisciplinary with a specific…… Continue reading Updated Data: Antipsychotic Medication Use 

FY 2023 SNF VBP Program August 2022 Performance Score Reports Now Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP  Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The August 2022 Performance Score Reports (PSRs) for the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) Program are now available to download via the Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES)/Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) reporting system. The August 2022 PSRs provide SNFs their…… Continue reading FY 2023 SNF VBP Program August 2022 Performance Score Reports Now Available

Updated Agenda: August 4, 2022 SNF/LTC Open Door Forum

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Yesterday, I posted the SNF/LTC Open Door Forum that will be held this Thursday afternoon. This afternoon, CMS posted the updated agenda for that ODF.  See below (I’m reposting the entire notice with the updates identified in red. Hint – you’ll find added hyperlinks beneath MDS…… Continue reading Updated Agenda: August 4, 2022 SNF/LTC Open Door Forum

OIG: Certain Nursing Homes May Not Have Complied With Federal Requirements for Infection Prevention and Control and Emergency Preparedness  

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare “Selected nursing homes may not have complied with Federal requirements for infection prevention and control and emergency preparedness. Specifically, 28 of the 39 nursing homes had possible deficiencies. We found 48 instances at 25 nursing homes of possible noncompliance with infection prevention and control requirements and…… Continue reading OIG: Certain Nursing Homes May Not Have Complied With Federal Requirements for Infection Prevention and Control and Emergency Preparedness  

Upcoming SNF/LTC Open Door Forum – Thursday, August 4, 2022 

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The next CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum scheduled for:   Date:  Thursday, August 4, 2022 Start Time:  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time. Conference Leaders: Tammy Luo &…… Continue reading Upcoming SNF/LTC Open Door Forum – Thursday, August 4, 2022 

FY 2023 SNF PPS Final Rule (CMS 1765-F) Issued

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Late afternoon on Friday, July 29, 2022, CMS issued a final rule (CMS-1765-F) that provides updates to the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) for FY 2023. The FR is 348 pages in length. It will be published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, August 3,…… Continue reading FY 2023 SNF PPS Final Rule (CMS 1765-F) Issued

CMS Posts Updated Datasets

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted these NH + Rehab Services datasets (CSV format), updated July 27, 2022: Provider InformationGeneral information on currently active nursing homes, including number of certified beds, quality measure scores, staffing and other information used in the Five-Star Rating System. Data are presented as…… Continue reading CMS Posts Updated Datasets

Five-Star Quality Rating System: Technical Users’ Guide State-Level Health Inspection Cut Point Table 

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP  Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted the July 2022 State-Level Health Inspection Cut Point Table. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has enhanced its Nursing Home Compare public reporting site to include a set of quality ratings for each nursing home that participates in Medicare or…… Continue reading Five-Star Quality Rating System: Technical Users’ Guide State-Level Health Inspection Cut Point Table