Minnesota’s New Electronic Monitoring Law

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Minnesotans residing in nursing homes, boarding care homes, housing with services establishments with assisted living designation or special dementia units, and assisted living facilities (on or after August 1, 2021) have the choice to electronically monitor their activities as part of Minnesota’s  Electronic Monitoring Law.…… Continue reading Minnesota’s New Electronic Monitoring Law

Sepsis Prevention – Three Part Webinar Series

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare REGISTER HERE for the February 4th and March 3rd segments of this 3-part series.  To view all of the information, projects and offerings available, go to Telligen QI Connect.  There’s also information specific for Nursing Homes, Antibiotic Stewardship, Care Coordination, Diabetes Care, Immunizations, Quality Payment…… Continue reading Sepsis Prevention – Three Part Webinar Series

CMS E-Learning Website Has New Address and New Name

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Quality, Safety & Education Portal (QSEP) “provides the full curriculum of surveyor training and guidance on health care facility regulations.  QSEP is an online platform that empowers learners to lead and manage their own learning in order to master the content.  All training is…… Continue reading CMS E-Learning Website Has New Address and New Name

PROVIDERS BE AWARE – New ICD-10-CM code for vaping-related disorder to be implemented April 1, 2020

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare In response to the recent occurrences of vaping related disorders and in consultation with the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the WHO Family of International Classifications (WHOFIC) Network Classification and Statistics Advisory Committee (CSAC) was convened to discuss a diagnosis code for…… Continue reading PROVIDERS BE AWARE – New ICD-10-CM code for vaping-related disorder to be implemented April 1, 2020

Registration Open for Dementia Care Call: CMS Toolkits – March 2020

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS’ Medicare Learning Network (MLN) is hosting a National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement call.  Register here. Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Time: 1:30 – 3:00PM Eastern Time During this call, learn about new CMS toolkits for nursing homes: Head-to-Toe…… Continue reading Registration Open for Dementia Care Call: CMS Toolkits – March 2020

Burden Reduction and Discharge Planning Final Rules Guidance and Process

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On Friday, December 20, 2019, CMS posted QSO-20-07-ALL.  This 680-page addresses two (2) final rules for various provider and supplier types.  These final rules were published back on September 30, 2019. Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulatory Provisions to Promote Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction (CMS…… Continue reading Burden Reduction and Discharge Planning Final Rules Guidance and Process

Most HICN Claims Reject – Regardless of Date Service

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Just this morning, December 10, 2019, CMS sent out this special edition of MLN Connects.  Please share it with your administrative and billing teams – January 1, 2020 is just around the corner! “Use Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) now to avoid claim and eligibility transaction…… Continue reading Most HICN Claims Reject – Regardless of Date Service