Emergency Preparedness Mini Toolkit

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare This 6-page toolkit includes emergency preparedness resources for nursing home team members in the TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) region as well as across the country. Click on your area to go directly to that section. There are many great resources within this…… Continue reading Emergency Preparedness Mini Toolkit

Updated SNF QRP FAQs for FY 2022

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) 2022 and includes other useful resources available to…… Continue reading Updated SNF QRP FAQs for FY 2022

FY 2022 Hospice Final Rule: What Hospices Need to Know

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The post-event training materials are now available for The FY 2022 Hospice Final Rule: What Hospices Need to Know! webinar that took place Tuesday, August 31, 2021. The training materials are available under the Downloads section of the HQRP Training and Education Library. Training materials include:…… Continue reading FY 2022 Hospice Final Rule: What Hospices Need to Know

Hospice Quality Reporting Program Forum – October 19, 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On Tuesday, October 19th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar to share updates on the new claims-based measures for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program. During this webinar, CMS subject matter experts will provide information on the following topics: • Quality…… Continue reading Hospice Quality Reporting Program Forum – October 19, 2021

Minnesota Assisted Living Providers: ALL Together News and Updates

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The ALL Together newsletterwill provide updates details and information about Assisted Living for providers, residents, family members and the public regarding the Assisted Living Licensure. The Minnesota Department of Health’s Health Regulation Division (HRD) will work to provide information, news, updates and links to resources for Assisted…… Continue reading Minnesota Assisted Living Providers: ALL Together News and Updates

Section O: Special Treatments, Procedures and Programs Web-Based Training Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training that provides an overview of Section O: Special Treatments, Procedures, and Programs. Intent of Section O will also be reviewed, as will the item rationale, steps for assessment, and coding instructions for data…… Continue reading Section O: Special Treatments, Procedures and Programs Web-Based Training Available

Updated Hospice Current Measures and New Quality Measure (QM) Specifications User’s Manual

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Version 1.00 of the HQRP QM Specifications User’s Manual and updated Current Measures document are now available. These documents detail the four HQRP measures that meet the HQRP requirements. They are the HIS Comprehensive Assessment at Admission (NQF# 3235); the claims-based Hospice Visits in the Last…… Continue reading Updated Hospice Current Measures and New Quality Measure (QM) Specifications User’s Manual

MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.17.1R. Errata Update – October 1,2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Late afternoon October 1, 2021, CMS posted this Errata for the October 2019 RAI User’s Manual: “The PDF file labeled “MDS3.0RAIManualv1.17.1R.Errata.October.1.2021,” available in the Downloads section below, contains revisions to pages in Chapter 6 of the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.17.1R that update the NTA Comorbidity…… Continue reading MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.17.1R. Errata Update – October 1,2021

Medicare Provider Reimbursement Manual: SNF PPS Updates

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On September 30, 2021, CMS issued Transmittal R486PR1.  This 267-page transmittal removes those provisions in Chapter 28, relating to low volume prospective payment rates for skilled nursing facilities because they are obsolete.  In also includes revisions to the instructions for the skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective…… Continue reading Medicare Provider Reimbursement Manual: SNF PPS Updates

State-Level Health Inspection Cut Point Table Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Rating System Updated

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has updated the State-Level Health Inspection Cut Point Table as of September 29, 2021. This document – Five Star Quality Rating System Technical Users’ Guide: State Level Health Inspection Cut Point Table – provides the data for the state-level cut points for the star ratings…… Continue reading State-Level Health Inspection Cut Point Table Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Rating System Updated