Dementia Care: Supporting Comfort and Resident Preferences Call

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS, through MLN, is conducting a 90-minute national call on September 10, 2019 for nursing home providers, surveyors, prescribers, professional associations and other interested stakeholders with “insight on approaches to care for residents living with dementia that focus on resident preferences, maintaining comfort, and assisting…… Continue reading Dementia Care: Supporting Comfort and Resident Preferences Call

BREAKING NEWS: CMS Proposed and Final Rules Announced for LTC

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Yesterday, July 16, 2019, CMS provided notification of 2 rules that will impact LTC facilities: one final and one proposed.  Let’s look at the proposed rule first – CMS-3347-P: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities: Regulatory Provisions to Promote Efficiency, and Transparency.…… Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: CMS Proposed and Final Rules Announced for LTC

SNF QRP Train the Trainer Sessions – August 13 & 14, 2019 (In-Person & Webcast)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a 2-day Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) in-person ‘Train the Trainer’ event for providers on August 13 and 14, 2019, at the Four Seasons Hotel, 200 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202.…… Continue reading SNF QRP Train the Trainer Sessions – August 13 & 14, 2019 (In-Person & Webcast)

July 2019 QIES Downtime Schedule and Five-Star/SNF Provider Preview Reports

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The QIES Technical Support Office has posted the July 2019 Downtime Schedule. Possible QIES scheduled downtime begins Tuesday, July 2, at 8:00 PM (ET) and ends at 11:00 PM (ET) Possible QIES scheduled downtime begins Tuesday, July 16, at 8:00 PM (ET) and ends at…… Continue reading July 2019 QIES Downtime Schedule and Five-Star/SNF Provider Preview Reports

Public Webinars About Quality Measure Development

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare CMS is reaching out to the public. Keeping the public aware of initiatives is part of transparency. The information below was posted today and is part of that effort. Please share it with your friends and family. The more informed we are as a nation the…… Continue reading Public Webinars About Quality Measure Development

New CDC Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training with Free CE

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CDC, in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), just launched a new Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training course. This specialized nursing home training is designed for individuals responsible for infection prevention and control (IPC) programs in nursing homes. The course covers:…… Continue reading New CDC Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training with Free CE