ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes: FY 2021 Available – They Have Their Own Page Now

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare FY 2021 ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes are available on the 2021 ICD-10-CM webpage. The 2021 ICD-10-CM files below contain information on the ICD-10-CM updates for FY 2021. These 2021 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021 and…… Continue reading ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes: FY 2021 Available – They Have Their Own Page Now

CDC 2020 Vaccination Series Begins July 1st

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CDC is offering a series of weekly one-hour web-on-demand videos that will provide an overview of vaccination principles, general best practices, immunization strategies, and specific information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them. Each video will include updated information from recent Advisory Committee on…… Continue reading CDC 2020 Vaccination Series Begins July 1st

Protecting Residents from Financial Exploitation

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has provided a great resource for AL and LTC managers and staff: Protecting residents from Financial Exploitation – A Manual for Assisted Living and Nursing Facilities. “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or the CFPB, is focused on making markets for…… Continue reading Protecting Residents from Financial Exploitation

Major Organizational Change to Reduce Provider and Clinician Burden and Improve Patient Outcomes

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, CMS announced the “creation of the Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics to unify the agency’s efforts to reduce regulatory and administrative burden and to further the goal of putting patients first. The new office is an outgrowth of the…… Continue reading Major Organizational Change to Reduce Provider and Clinician Burden and Improve Patient Outcomes

CMS NEWS ALERT: April 9, 2020 (COVID-19) NEWS ALERT

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare April 9, 2020 Here is a summary of recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) actions taken in response to the COVID-19 virus, as part of the ongoing White House Task Force efforts. To keep up with the important work the Task Force is doing…… Continue reading CMS NEWS ALERT: April 9, 2020 (COVID-19) NEWS ALERT

Civil Rights, HIPAA and COVID-19

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare HHS published a bulletin on Civil Rights, HIPAA, and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to ensure that entities covered by civil rights authorities keep in mind their obligations under laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age,…… Continue reading Civil Rights, HIPAA and COVID-19

CMS Posts Dear Clinician Letter – April 7, 2020

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS posted a letter to clinicians that outlines a summary of actions CMS has taken to ensure clinicians have maximum flexibility to reduce unnecessary barriers to providing patient care during the unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19. The summary includes information about telehealth and virtual visits, accelerated…… Continue reading CMS Posts Dear Clinician Letter – April 7, 2020

Telehealth During COVID-19: Ensuring Reimbursement Webinar Materials

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare If you missed the Telligen April 2, 2020 webinar by the same name, here’s the information presented during and after that webinar: Presentation slides are available here: https://www.telligenqinqio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Telehealth-during-COVID_Ensuring-Reimbursement_20200402_FNL_508-2.pdf The call recording is available here: https://www.telligenqinqio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/GMT20200402-172941_Telehealth_2560x1440.mp4 Attached: Responses to all unanswered Q&A questions from chat A…… Continue reading Telehealth During COVID-19: Ensuring Reimbursement Webinar Materials