PBJ Data Updated by CMS

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted (October 14, 2021) 2 new PBJ datasets: Payroll Based Journal Daily Non-Nurse StaffingPayroll Based Journal Daily Nurse Staffing The Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Nurse Staffing and Non-Nurse Staffing datasets provide information submitted by nursing homes including rehabilitation services on a quarterly basis. The…… Continue reading PBJ Data Updated by CMS

Five-Star Preview Reports Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Five Star Preview Reports will be available on October 18, 2021. To access these reports, select the CASPER Reporting link located on the CMS QIES Systems for Providers page. Once in the CASPER Reporting system, select the ‘Folders’ button, then select ‘My Inbox’ or the…… Continue reading Five-Star Preview Reports Available

Recommendations to Enhance Telemedicine in Nursing Homes in the Age of COVID-19

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Are you already using telemedicine in your LTC facility?  Considering/planning to do so in the future?  If you answered yes to either question, here’s an article you’ll want to review. Recommendations to Enhance Telemedicine in Nursing Homes in the Age of COVID-19 is set to appear…… Continue reading Recommendations to Enhance Telemedicine in Nursing Homes in the Age of COVID-19

SNF QRP Annual Update Table for Reporting Assessment-Based QM and Standardized Patient Assessment Data Elements Affecting FY 2024 Posted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare An update to the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP) Annual Payment Update (APU) Table for Reporting Assessment-Based quality measures (QMs) and standardized patient assessment data elements to CMS is now available.  This document has been updated to reflect the data elements required to…… Continue reading SNF QRP Annual Update Table for Reporting Assessment-Based QM and Standardized Patient Assessment Data Elements Affecting FY 2024 Posted

Emergency Preparedness Mini Toolkit

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare This 6-page toolkit includes emergency preparedness resources for nursing home team members in the TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) region as well as across the country. Click on your area to go directly to that section. There are many great resources within this…… Continue reading Emergency Preparedness Mini Toolkit

Updated SNF QRP FAQs for FY 2022

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare An update to the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document is now available. This document has been updated to reflect the finalized policies for the SNF QRP in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and includes other useful resources available to…… Continue reading Updated SNF QRP FAQs for FY 2022

Section O: Special Treatments, Procedures and Programs Web-Based Training Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training that provides an overview of Section O: Special Treatments, Procedures, and Programs. Intent of Section O will also be reviewed, as will the item rationale, steps for assessment, and coding instructions for data…… Continue reading Section O: Special Treatments, Procedures and Programs Web-Based Training Available

MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.17.1R. Errata Update – October 1,2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Late afternoon October 1, 2021, CMS posted this Errata for the October 2019 RAI User’s Manual: “The PDF file labeled “MDS3.0RAIManualv1.17.1R.Errata.October.1.2021,” available in the Downloads section below, contains revisions to pages in Chapter 6 of the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.17.1R that update the NTA Comorbidity…… Continue reading MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.17.1R. Errata Update – October 1,2021