Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The CMS QIES Technical Support Office issued an update last week regarding a change of address for the QIES Help Desk effective Monday, February 10, 2020: “This message is to inform you that we are updating our system to provide you with an improved user…… Continue reading NEW Help Desk Email Address Beginning 2/10/2020
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare This 35-page booklet provides the following Medicare mental health services information: Covered and non-covered mental health services Eligible professionals Eligible professionals commonly used Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Provider charts Assignment Outpatient psychiatric hospital services Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Community…… Continue reading Medicare Mental Health – MLN Booklet
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On February 6, 2020, CMS issued QSO 20-09-ALL. CMS expectations include: Every Medicare participating facility in the Nation’s healthcare system must adhere to standards for infection prevention and control in order to provide safe, high quality care. As concerns arise with the emerging 2019 Novel…… Continue reading CMS Issues Information for Healthcare Facilities Concerning 2019 Novel Coronavirus Illness
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Just this afternoon, CMS sent this email to inboxes of past PAC Training participants: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a quick web-based training to walk providers through upcoming changes to the Quality Reporting Programs (QRPs) for the following post-acute care…… Continue reading NEW TRAINING EVENT — Upcoming PAC QRP Requirements and FY 2020 Training Resources
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare I missed sharing this posting by CMS in mid-December! My apologies. While preparing for my webinar next week, I spotted the Admin Info: 20-03-ALL I had printed on my desk. Here some’s background to the annual MPD: “The MPD is an annual document which directs…… Continue reading Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Mission & Priority Document (MPD)
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to closely monitor an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that was initially detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. This CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) update provides a…… Continue reading Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS updated billing information for Medicare Part B, specifically influenza, pneumococcal and hepatitis B in this 15-page document. There’s a lot of great information in this document. Be sure to pass this on to your billers.