Errata for DRAFT MDS 3.0 Item Set Version 1.17 Posted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS posted this statement on April 5, 2019: “An errata (V3.00.1) was posted for the DRAFT version (v3.00.1) of the MDS 3.0 Data Specifications, which will go into effect on October 1, 2019. Twenty-one issues were identified. One new item (X0570A) was added. Five existing…… Continue reading Errata for DRAFT MDS 3.0 Item Set Version 1.17 Posted

SNFs: Watch for Release of Your Annual PEPPER Report on April 5, 2019

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® On or about Friday, April 5, 2019, you’ll be able to download your PEPPER report. You’ll see this notification on that website: Beneath the grid, you’ll find links on accessing a video as well as a step-by-step guide to download your PEPPER report either through…… Continue reading SNFs: Watch for Release of Your Annual PEPPER Report on April 5, 2019

Home and Community-Based Settings Regulation – Heightened Scrutiny Guidance

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® On March 22, 2019, CMS issued a set of guidance responses associated with the January 2014 home and community-based settings final rule in the form of an 11-page FAQ document. The cover letter is addressed to State Medicaid Directors.  Here are 3 key points excerpted…… Continue reading Home and Community-Based Settings Regulation – Heightened Scrutiny Guidance

What is the Home Infusion Therapy Services Temporary Transitional Payment?

Sharon Hamilton, MS, RN, NLCPC, CFDS Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Medicare home infusion therapy services temporary transitional payment is for coverage of home infusion therapy services needed for the safe and effective administration of certain drugs and biologicals administered intravenously or subcutaneously through an external infusion pump that is an item of Durable Medical Equipment…… Continue reading What is the Home Infusion Therapy Services Temporary Transitional Payment?

SNF QRP Provider In-Person Training Event – Registration Open

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a 2-day Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) in-person ‘Train the Trainer’ event for providers on May 7 and 8, 2019, at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, 2345 McGee Street,…… Continue reading SNF QRP Provider In-Person Training Event – Registration Open