SNF Provider Preview Reports Now Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare REMINDER: The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available. These reports contain provider performance scores for quality measures, which will be published on Care Compare and Provider Data Catalog (PDC) during the April 2023 refresh. The data contained within the Preview Reports…… Continue reading SNF Provider Preview Reports Now Available

More Than a Thousand Nursing Homes Reached Infection Rates of 75% or More in the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic – Better Protections Are Needed for Future Emergencies

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare    You read that correctly.  On January 19, 2023, the OIG posted this 40-page report. Almost every American has been affected in some way by the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of 2020, COVID-19 had spread throughout the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly devastating…… Continue reading More Than a Thousand Nursing Homes Reached Infection Rates of 75% or More in the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic – Better Protections Are Needed for Future Emergencies

Five Star Preview Reports Available on January 23, 2023  

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Five Star Preview Reports will be available on January 23, 2023. 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 on January 23, 2023  

Additional Steps to Strengthen Nursing Home Safety and Transparency

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare January 18, 2023 … As part of the continuing efforts under President Biden’s initiative to improve nursing home transparency, safety and quality, and accountability, today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced new actions to reduce…… Continue reading Additional Steps to Strengthen Nursing Home Safety and Transparency

SNF Provider Preview Reports Now Available 

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available. These reports contain provider performance scores for quality measures, which will be published on Care Compare and Provider Data Catalog (PDC) during the April 2023 refresh. The data contained within the Preview Reports are…… Continue reading SNF Provider Preview Reports Now Available 

Draft Measure: COVID-19 Vaccine: Percent of Patients/Residents Who Are Up to Date

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Improving Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act) requires the Secretary to specify resource use measures and other measures, on which post-acute care (PAC) providers are required to submit necessary data specified by the Secretary. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has…… Continue reading Draft Measure: COVID-19 Vaccine: Percent of Patients/Residents Who Are Up to Date

NHSN Influenza Vaccination Data Reporting

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Facilities that are required to report annual health care personnel influenza vaccination data into NHSN must do so using the Healthcare Personnel Safety (HPS) Component. Reporting weekly influenza vaccination data through the NHSN LTC Facility Component does not fulfill this reporting requirement.   CDC is not collecting weekly influenza vaccination data for…… Continue reading NHSN Influenza Vaccination Data Reporting

Upcoming iQIES Service Center Hold Times – PBJ Quarterly Deadline Approaching

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Due to the Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) quarterly deadline*, the iQIES Service Center is projecting an increase in the volume of calls and emails between now and February 14, 2023.  Live phone and email support for the Monday, February 14, 2023, PBJ Deadline will be available until Monday, February 14, 2023, at…… Continue reading Upcoming iQIES Service Center Hold Times – PBJ Quarterly Deadline Approaching