Looking for Some Bright Ideas on Managing Regulation Change – Including PDPM?

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Early in April, the Briggs Healthcare® family – Briggs, SimpleLTC and ezPBJ – were proud to sponsor several learning opportunities during the AANAC/AADNS annual conference in Orlando, FL. We are excited to make the Learning Lab session handouts available to you! PDPM: How per-diem affects…… Continue reading Looking for Some Bright Ideas on Managing Regulation Change – Including PDPM?

QIES Community Juniper VPN Network Client Upgrade: Important Service

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Attention: MDS, OASIS, IRF, SWB, EPOC, PBJ and others using QIES remote access. An upgrade is required to the Juniper VPN Network Client software (Network Connect Client) currently used by the QIES community to log-in to CMSNet for required submission and reporting. The upgrade will…… Continue reading QIES Community Juniper VPN Network Client Upgrade: Important Service

Remote Identify Proofing Requirements for Internet Quality Improvement Evaluation System (iQIES)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare®   Background The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) serves a critical quality assurance function for our country’s healthcare system.  Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES) will undergo a series of system enhancements resulting in what will be now called the Internet Quality Improvement…… Continue reading Remote Identify Proofing Requirements for Internet Quality Improvement Evaluation System (iQIES)

2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® The Alzheimer’s Association released its annual report last week.  The 90-page full report and the infographic are well worth the read. Here’s some quick, sobering facts found in this report: Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. Between 2000 and…… Continue reading 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report Available

Revisions to SOM Appendix Z – Emergency Preparedness for All Provider and Certified Supplier Types

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS issued Transmittal 186 – Revisions to State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix Z, Emergency Preparedness for All Provider and Certified Supplier Types on March 4, 2019.   The first 2 pages of this 53-page document provide summary of changes, revised chapter/section/subsection, etc. with the remaining pages…… Continue reading Revisions to SOM Appendix Z – Emergency Preparedness for All Provider and Certified Supplier Types

Emergency Preparedness – Updates to Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS has posted updates to Appendix Z – Emergency Preparedness. QSO19-06-ALL has a posting date of February 1, 2019.  The updates are effective immediately.  Here are the key points CMS makes in the Discussion section of this Survey & Certification notice (I have bolded the key…… Continue reading Emergency Preparedness – Updates to Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual