OSHA 300A Reporting     

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reminding employers that the agency is collecting calendar year 2022 Form 300A data. Employers must submit the form electronically by March 2, 2023. Establishments under Federal OSHA jurisdiction can use the ITA Coverage Application to determine if…… Continue reading OSHA 300A Reporting     

Quality Improvement Essentials Toolkit  

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare IHI’s Quality Improvement Essentials Toolkit includes the tools and templates you need to launch a successful quality improvement project and manage performance improvement. Each of the ten tools can be used with the Model for Improvement, Lean, or Six Sigma, and includes a short description, instructions,…… Continue reading Quality Improvement Essentials Toolkit  

FDA Grants Accelerated Approval for Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Late Friday, January 6, 2023, the FDA issued this news release: Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Leqembi (lecanemab-irmb) via the Accelerated Approval pathway for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Leqembi is the second of a new category of medications approved for Alzheimer’s disease that target the fundamental…… Continue reading FDA Grants Accelerated Approval for Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment

2022 Medicare Fee-for-Service Supplemental Improper Payment Data

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare HHS has posted the 94-page 2022 Medicare Fee-for-Service Supplemental Improper Payment Data report. This document supplements improper payment information in the annual HHS AFR. PIIA requires improper payment reporting in the HHS AFR. The improper payment rate calculation complies with the requirements of OMB Circular A-123,…… Continue reading 2022 Medicare Fee-for-Service Supplemental Improper Payment Data

One in Four U.S. Older Adults Needed Long-Term Care for Themselves or a Loved One in 2022   

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP  Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare “Twenty-four percent of U.S. adults ages 50 and older say they, or a loved one needed long-term care in the past year, according to a new, national survey commissioned by Nexus Insights, a think tank focused on older adults. The research was conducted by the…… Continue reading One in Four U.S. Older Adults Needed Long-Term Care for Themselves or a Loved One in 2022   

HHS Proposes to Standardize Electronic Health Care Attachments Transactions and Electronic Signature Processes to Improve the Care Experience for Patients and Providers

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS, on behalf of HHS, issued the proposed rule, Adoption of Standards for Health Care Attachments Transactions and Electronic Signatures, and Modification to Referral Certification and Authorization Transaction Standard (CMS-0053-P). If finalized, the proposed rule would adopt standards for “health care attachments” transactions, such as medical charts, x-rays,…… Continue reading HHS Proposes to Standardize Electronic Health Care Attachments Transactions and Electronic Signature Processes to Improve the Care Experience for Patients and Providers

Taxpayers Could Save Nearly $4 Billion Dollars as a Result of HHS-OIG

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare “America’s taxpayers could see recoupment of billions of dollars in misspent Medicare, Medicaid, and other health and human services funds as a result of work by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG), according to a new report. The Fall 2022 Semiannual…… Continue reading Taxpayers Could Save Nearly $4 Billion Dollars as a Result of HHS-OIG

Overview of the List of Measures Under Consideration for December 1, 2022

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The pre-rulemaking process provides the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with a vehicle to hear from stakeholders for early consideration of measures. CMS is issuing this List of Measures Under Consideration (MUC) to comply with the statutory requirement that the Secretary of the Department…… Continue reading Overview of the List of Measures Under Consideration for December 1, 2022

National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 5-12

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare National Influenza Vaccination Week is a critical opportunity to remind everyone 6 months and older that there’s still time to protect themselves and their loved ones from flu this flu season by getting their annual flu vaccine if they have not already. Currently, flu activity is…… Continue reading National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 5-12