CDC/STRIVE Training Introduces Additional Infection Control Courses

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Environmental Cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment courses are the latest in a series of 11 new infection control training courses. These courses are part of the new States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement (STRIVE) curriculum.  The training courses were developed by national infection prevention…… Continue reading CDC/STRIVE Training Introduces Additional Infection Control Courses

ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting – FY2020 – Released

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Late afternoon on Thursday, August 8, 2019, CMS released the ICD-10-CM updates for FY 2020 with this announcement: “These 2020 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020 and for patient encounters occurring from October 1,…… Continue reading ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting – FY2020 – Released

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Measles in Healthcare Settings

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Yesterday, July 23, 2019, CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) posted interim guidance that “should be implemented in the context of a comprehensive infection prevention program to prevent transmission of all infectious agents among patients, HCP, and visitors.” Healthcare settings refers to “places where…… Continue reading Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Measles in Healthcare Settings

Updated Section GG Online Training Course Available for PAC Providers

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course on how to properly code of Section GG. This 45-minute course is intended for providers in the following care settings: Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities…… Continue reading Updated Section GG Online Training Course Available for PAC Providers

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