Updates to MDS and CASPER Provider Reporting Guides

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS just posted two (2) September 2020 updates to MDS reporting guides: MDS 3.0 Provider User’s Guide_Section 5: Error Messages CASPER Reporting MDS Provider User’s GuideCASPER Reporting MDS Provider User’s Guide_Section 11: MDS Quality Measure Reports CASPER Reporting MDS Provider User’s Guide_Section 13: SNF Quality Reporting…… Continue reading Updates to MDS and CASPER Provider Reporting Guides

Confidential Dry Run Reports for SNF Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) Requiring Hospitalizations Measure Now Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to announce the Confidential Dry Run Reports containing FY 2018 and FY 2019 performance scores for the Skilled Nursing Facility Healthcare-Associated Infections Requiring Hospitalizations measure (SNF HAI measure) are now available. Performance scores are based on…… Continue reading Confidential Dry Run Reports for SNF Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) Requiring Hospitalizations Measure Now Available

jRAVEN Updated in Preparation for MDS 3.0 v1.17.2

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Data Collection Software: jRAVEN The Resident Assessment Validation and Entry System (jRAVEN) was developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). jRAVEN is a free Java based software application which provides an option for facilities to collect and maintain MDS Assessment data for subsequent…… Continue reading jRAVEN Updated in Preparation for MDS 3.0 v1.17.2

Draft Measure Specifications: SNF Healthcare-Associated Infections Requiring Hospitalizations for the SNF QRP

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Measure Call for Public Comment The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) is seeking input from the public as part of the measure development process. CMS has posted Draft Measure…… Continue reading Draft Measure Specifications: SNF Healthcare-Associated Infections Requiring Hospitalizations for the SNF QRP

Iowa MDS Coordinators: IA DHS/IME Announce MDS for Medicaid Case-Mix Starting 10/1/2020

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Coordinator – Briggs Healthcare Late afternoon on Friday, September 11, 2020, the Iowa Department of Human Services and the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise announced (INFORMATIONAL LETTER NO. 2162-MC-FFS) the state’s methodology for Medicaid case-mix calculation for reimbursement purposes. Effective October 1, 2020, Iowa Medicaid will begin collecting the PDPM payment codes…… Continue reading Iowa MDS Coordinators: IA DHS/IME Announce MDS for Medicaid Case-Mix Starting 10/1/2020

National Assisted Living Week: August 13 – 19, 2020

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare For 25 years now, we’ve been recognizing and honoring the Assisted Living communities in the U.S. during this week in September.  These communities provide a unique type of living opportunity for seniors and individuals with disabilities.  The services and care that is provided in an AL…… Continue reading National Assisted Living Week: August 13 – 19, 2020