CMS Updates LTC Survey Process Documents

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Today, September 26, 2022, CMS posted updates to the LTC Survey Process: The updates are found here. [Briggs subscribers to the 1766 … Survey Guide – Interpretive Guidelines for Long-Term Care and  1766E … Survey Guide – Interpretive Guidelines for Long-Term Care – eManual will receive…… Continue reading CMS Updates LTC Survey Process Documents

Guidance on Nursing Facility State Plan Payment and Upper Payment Limit Approaches in Medicaid Relying on the Medicare Patient-Driven Payment Model (SMD 22-005)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare “As stated at the beginning of this letter, CMS will no longer support the Medicare RUGs systems after October 1, 2023. CMS is available to assist states as Medicare RUGs transition to PDPM. Initial readiness determinations should be made by the states in collaboration with their…… Continue reading Guidance on Nursing Facility State Plan Payment and Upper Payment Limit Approaches in Medicaid Relying on the Medicare Patient-Driven Payment Model (SMD 22-005)

jRAVEN v1.8.2 Released for October 1, 2022

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare jRAVEN (version 1.8.2) is now available for download which contains the following updates:   The new MDS VUT, v3.6.1, updated to support the ICD Codes for I0020B that are in effect as of 10/1/2022, as well as the remapping of GG Discharge items when a dash is…… Continue reading jRAVEN v1.8.2 Released for October 1, 2022

Interim Final Rule (IFC), CMS-3401-IFC, Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency related to LTC Facility Testing Requirements

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS issued a revised QSO-20-38-NH Memorandum on Friday, September 23, 2022. The first revision is found on page 3 of the 10-page Memorandum: Instruct facility staff, regardless of their vaccination status, to report any of the following criteria to occupational health or another point of contact…… Continue reading Interim Final Rule (IFC), CMS-3401-IFC, Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency related to LTC Facility Testing Requirements

SNF QRP APU Table for Reporting Assessment-Based QM and Standardized Patient Assessment Data Elements and Data Collection and Final Submission Deadlines Affecting FY 2025

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare An update to the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (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 that will…… Continue reading SNF QRP APU Table for Reporting Assessment-Based QM and Standardized Patient Assessment Data Elements and Data Collection and Final Submission Deadlines Affecting FY 2025

Five-Star Preview Reports Available September 26, 2022

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Five Star Preview Reports will be available on (Monday) September 26, 2022. 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…… Continue reading Five-Star Preview Reports Available September 26, 2022

Important Updates on the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Swingtech sends informational messages to hospices related to the Quality Reporting Program (QRP) on a quarterly basis. Their latest outreach communication can be found on the HQRP Requirements and Best Practices webpage. If you want to receive Swingtech’s quarterly emails, then add or update the email…… Continue reading Important Updates on the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP)

SNF QRP Data Collection & Final Submission Deadlines for FY 2024 and FY 2025

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare An updated table providing the data collection time frames and final submission deadlines for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) is available in the Downloads section of this webpage. The direct link is here. A table providing the data collection time…… Continue reading SNF QRP Data Collection & Final Submission Deadlines for FY 2024 and FY 2025

SNF QRP FAQs for FY 2023

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) 2023 and includes other useful resources available to providers.…… Continue reading SNF QRP FAQs for FY 2023