SNF QRP Provider Training – New Items in Section GG and I

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® This afternoon, CMS hosted a follow-up training designed to provide information about properly coding the new items in Section GG as well as Section I that will be found on the MDS 3.0, v1.16.1 Item Set effective October 1, 2018.  The presentation handout provides additional…… Continue reading SNF QRP Provider Training – New Items in Section GG and I

Section N Pre-Training Materials Are Now Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Registration for today’s SNF QRP Training Webinar – Section N is closed but the  85-slide presentation document has been posted. If you would like your name placed on a list to receive an email notification when a recorded version of the webinar is available, please…… Continue reading Section N Pre-Training Materials Are Now Available

Upcoming SNF QRP Webinars – Registration Open

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® REGISTRATION OPEN – Upcoming SNF QRP Webinars (August 27 and September 12, 2018 Related to Changes Associated with Coding Sections GG, I, and N of the MDS The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting two webinars for providers of Skilled Nursing…… Continue reading Upcoming SNF QRP Webinars – Registration Open

Breaking News! RAI User’s Manual for October 1, 2018 Posted!

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS posted the RAI User’s Manual for v1.16 – effective October 1, 2018 late in the day on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. This is a gift from CMS as it was originally reported to be available the 1st or 2nd week of September! Posting it…… Continue reading Breaking News! RAI User’s Manual for October 1, 2018 Posted!

Iowa SNFs/NFs – Reminder of Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Section Q Referral Process

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® The Iowa Department of Human Services issued an INFORMATIONAL LETTER NO. 1939-MC-FFS today (August 21, 2018) to “remind SNF/NF providers of the current process for MDS Section “Q” referrals to IME (Iowa Medicaid Enterprise).” The 2-page letter reiterates the “process of contacting IME after completion…… Continue reading Iowa SNFs/NFs – Reminder of Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Section Q Referral Process

Survey Process Document Updates Posted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® This morning CMS posted several new documents to the Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities website. Trying to keep all the LTC Survey Process documents and files straight? Can’t figure out what is new/changed with a specific document? CMS has uploaded a new document…… Continue reading Survey Process Document Updates Posted

SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Training and Resources

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) conducted the annual SNF QRP Training Sessions this week (July 31st and August 1st) live in and from Baltimore, MD. Approximately 250 attendees were present for the in-person training while another 1000+ logged on to view &…… Continue reading SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Training and Resources