Hospital Discharges and Admissions to Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Communities

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On Sunday, March 29, 2020, AMDA (PALTC: Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine) and AHCA/NCAL issued a joint statement regarding the recent New York order: “No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the NH solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis…… Continue reading Hospital Discharges and Admissions to Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Communities

Long-Term Care Nursing Homes Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On March 27, CMS issued an electronic toolkit regarding telehealth and telemedicine for Long Term Care Nursing Home Facilities. Under President Trump’s leadership to respond to the need to limit the spread of community COVID-19, CMS has broadened access to Medicare telehealth services so that…… Continue reading Long-Term Care Nursing Homes Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit

COVID-19 LTC Resources from APIC

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology) is providing complimentary access to APIC Text Chapter Collection: Long-Term Care through Sept. 30. “The most dire of COVID-19 symptoms disproportionately affect older adults and those with pre-existing conditions. Infection preventionists (IPs) working in long-term care…… Continue reading COVID-19 LTC Resources from APIC

COVID-19 LTC Surveyor Training Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has made the COVID-19 LTC Surveyor Training available on the QSEP website. CMS provides this training description: “A brief training related to a focused COVID-19 survey for Nursing Homes surveyors. This is not mandatory, but is recommended for LTC surveyors.”   This is what you’ll…… Continue reading COVID-19 LTC Surveyor Training Available

Iowa Providers: Governor Reynolds Signs New Proclamation Regarding COVID-19

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare This afternoon (March 26, 2020), Kim Reynolds (Iowa Governor) held her daily press conference on the state of COVID-19 in Iowa.  Her office also issued this proclamation (or the official copy) after that press conference.  The proclamation includes public directives regarding: Telehealth services Non-essential medical…… Continue reading Iowa Providers: Governor Reynolds Signs New Proclamation Regarding COVID-19

COVID-19 Focused Survey Folder Added to the Survey Resource Zip File

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Today, March 26, 2020, CMS updated the Nursing Home Survey website to convey that a COVID-19 Focused Survey Folder has been added to the existing Survey Resources .zip file.  Scroll down to Downloads on this webpage to find: The arrow above indicates the hyperlink to…… Continue reading COVID-19 Focused Survey Folder Added to the Survey Resource Zip File

When COVID-19 is Currently in Your Regional Community (FAQ)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On March 18, 2020, I blogged about resources from the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (PALTC – also known as AMDA, the American Medical Directors Association).  PALTC has again updated COVID-19 guidance for clinicians on March 23, 2020.  (I encourage you to bookmark…… Continue reading When COVID-19 is Currently in Your Regional Community (FAQ)