Billing for Services When Medicare is a Secondary Payer

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On February 23, 2021, CMS posted MLN Matters: SE21002 … Billing for Services When Medicare is a Secondary Payer. This MLN Matters® Special Edition (SE) Article is for physicians, hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), suppliers and other providers who bill Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) or Durable…… Continue reading Billing for Services When Medicare is a Secondary Payer

CMS Offers Comprehensive Support to the State of Texas to Combat Winter Storm

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On Monday, February 22, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that “efforts are underway to support Texas in response to severe winter storms that have affected the state over the past several days.  On February 17, 2021, Health and Human Services Acting…… Continue reading CMS Offers Comprehensive Support to the State of Texas to Combat Winter Storm

Cybersecurity Resources and Upcoming Webinar

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare As part of our nation’s critical infrastructure, healthcare facilities large and small must be proactive and move quickly to protect themselves from cyberattacks that could directly impact the health and safety of patients and the community at large. There are steps that can be taken to…… Continue reading Cybersecurity Resources and Upcoming Webinar

Updated Provider Demographic Data Process

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS will be transitioning to a new data source for a provider’s demographic data for all five Post-Acute Care (PAC) provider types (Skilled Nursing Facilities / Nursing Facilities (SNF/NFs), Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs) and Hospices).  These demographic data…… Continue reading Updated Provider Demographic Data Process

NEW TRAINING EVENT – Section N: Medications – Drug Regimen Review Web-Based Training

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Section N Web-Based Training is Available The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course that provides an overview of the assessment and coding of the Drug Regimen Review standardized patient assessment data elements (SPADEs) found in the Medications Section of the guidance…… Continue reading NEW TRAINING EVENT – Section N: Medications – Drug Regimen Review Web-Based Training

Conversation and Action Guide to Support Staff Well-Being and Joy in Work During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare “During the COVID-19 pandemic, health care leaders are working to support staff who are experiencing anxiety, stress, and intense demands. This guide — which builds on the IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work — includes actionable ideas that leaders can quickly test during the coronavirus response, and which…… Continue reading Conversation and Action Guide to Support Staff Well-Being and Joy in Work During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic