Upcoming Dementia Care & Psychotropic Medication Tracking Tool Call

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS’ Medicare Learning Network (MLN) is hosting a national provider call on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time). Register early to reserve your “seat” for this call. Here is the information for this call: Description During this call, gain insight on…… Continue reading Upcoming Dementia Care & Psychotropic Medication Tracking Tool Call

CMS Posts DRAFT MDS 3.0 Item Sets for October 1, 2019 Release

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® As promised, CMS posted the DRAFT MDS 3.0 v1.17 Item Sets late in the day on January 3, 2019.  (If MDS runs in your blood too, you’ve been watching for this as well!)  This information can be found at: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/… Scroll down this page to Downloads…… Continue reading CMS Posts DRAFT MDS 3.0 Item Sets for October 1, 2019 Release

SNF PPS: New Patient Driven Payment Model Call Recording and Transcript Now Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS has posted the audio recording and transcript of the December 11, 2018 national call – SNF PPS: New Patient Driven Payment Model. You’ll want to listen to the recording or read the transcript as well as review the presentation slides that are available at…… Continue reading SNF PPS: New Patient Driven Payment Model Call Recording and Transcript Now Available

Upcoming Webinar: All Cause Harm Prevention Change Package

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® A week ago, I blogged on the All Cause Harm Prevention Change Package just after it was posted.  The National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign is offering a one-hour webinar next month that you’ll want to take advantage of.  This upcoming webinar on the All Cause…… Continue reading Upcoming Webinar: All Cause Harm Prevention Change Package

Updated LTC Survey Materials Posted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Late on Friday, December 14, 2018 CMS posted updated LTC Survey materials.  The updates include: 3-page Revision History for LTC Survey Process Documents and Files provides and overview of the changes effective December 4, 2018 as well as past changes dating back to June 12,…… Continue reading Updated LTC Survey Materials Posted

CMS National Provider Call – SNF PPS: Patient Driven Payment Model

Mary Madison, RN,RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® If you did not attend the December 11, 2018 National Provider Call – you missed a good one. This 2-hour call was literally jam-packed with information specific to the replacement of the current RUG-IV PPS reimbursement system with PDPM!   John Kane and Penny Gershman of CMS did a…… Continue reading CMS National Provider Call – SNF PPS: Patient Driven Payment Model

2018 All-Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes Change Package

Mary Madison, RN,RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® “As nursing homes across the U.S. work to prevent, detect and mitigate certain categories of harm while honoring resident rights and preferences, this change package created by Telligen in November 2018 aims to serve as a key resource to improve quality of life through safer care for…… Continue reading 2018 All-Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes Change Package