Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® It’s April and you know what that means – the new Medicare cards are in the mail to people enrolling in Medicare for the first time. Current Medicare beneficiaries will get their new cards on a rolling basis over the coming months.* CMS is hosting…… Continue reading New Medicare Cards Are in the Mail (Or Soon Will Be!)
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Verizon just released its 2018 Protected Health Information Data Breach Report (PHIDBR). “The goal of this report is to inform security practitioners in the healthcare industry—and anyone else who has a level of responsibility for the protected health information (PHI) of their employees—about the threats…… Continue reading 2018 Protected Health Information Data Breach Report
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS and the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) announced two (2) upcoming webinars designed to promote competent geriatric care. Also announced is the availability to access the 2017 Geriatric Competent Care Webinar series. Both the current year’s webinars as well as last year’s series provide continuing…… Continue reading Geriatric Competent Care Webinar Series – 2017 and 2018
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Late last week, the Alzheimer’s Association released its annual report on the human and financial impact of Alzheimer’s disease. The 88-page report is full of vital information regarding the numbers behind this ever-growing international health care crisis (this author’s term) we are facing. Here are…… Continue reading 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Whether you’ve been a long-time customer or are new to Briggs Healthcare, we want to thank you for your patience and understanding during our transition to the new website! Here’s a few tips and tricks to help make your shopping experience better and show you the new capabilities we now offer! Quick Order: Have you…… Continue reading Website Tips & Tricks
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® In case you missed it, CMS’ National Training Program provided a great webinar on March 8, 2018 to provide information for providers/partners on the new Medicare card initiative that kicks off April 1st. This webinar was the March event for the CMS Learning Series and…… Continue reading New Medicare Cards – Important Information for Providers!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compiles and analyzes information on influenza activity in the United States. This information is shared with the public to provide a way to monitor influenza activity and the impact the virus is having. To view the current statistics and access other resources provided by the CDC, click…… Continue reading Flu Activity & Surveillance – CDC