Register Now for Webinar about CMS Innovation Center Strategy

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center) invites you to join CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and CMS Innovation Center Director, Liz Fowler for a special webinar about the CMS Innovation Center’s strategic direction this Wednesday, October…… Continue reading Register Now for Webinar about CMS Innovation Center Strategy

2021-2022 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations and Guidance on Coadministration with COVID-19 Vaccines

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare During this COCA call, presenters will provide updates on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for the 2021-2022 influenza vaccination season and guidance for coadministration of influenza and COVID-19 vaccines.  No registration is required. Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021 Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00…… Continue reading 2021-2022 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations and Guidance on Coadministration with COVID-19 Vaccines

NHSN Vaccination Reporting Changes Webinar – Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Topic: Changes to the Weekly NHSN COVID-19 Vaccination Data Collection Forms for Long-term Care Facilities Date: Wednesday, Aug 25, 2021Time: 2:30 – 3:30 PM EST In anticipation of recommendations for additional vaccine series, new questions on vaccine doses will be added to the current data collection forms in August…… Continue reading NHSN Vaccination Reporting Changes Webinar – Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Therapeutic Options to Prevent Severe COVID-19 in Immunocompromised People (Webinar)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) for monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19 for certain patients. Monoclonal antibodies may be available through expanded access programs to treat COVID-19 for immunocompromised patients. However, the efficacy of use for immunocompromised patients is…… Continue reading Therapeutic Options to Prevent Severe COVID-19 in Immunocompromised People (Webinar)

Upcoming NHSN Webinars: July 8th & July 12th

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Topic: Long-term Care Facility COVID-19 Module: Information about modifications in the upcoming NHSN release planned for July 8th, 2021 Webinar Sessions:Thursday, July 8, 2021Monday, July 12, 2021 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST Register in advance for this webinar here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email…… Continue reading Upcoming NHSN Webinars: July 8th & July 12th

COVID-19 Update: Vaccines, Variants, Hesitancy and Masks

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare If you weren’t able to attend this Telligen webinar on June 23, 2021, you missed a great one.  The good news is that you can watch this on-demand webinar and download the corresponding presentation handout.  I encourage you to do both as soon as your time…… Continue reading COVID-19 Update: Vaccines, Variants, Hesitancy and Masks

Upcoming Webinar: Medical Review – It’s Heating Up… Strategies for Staying Cool

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Medical Review is heating up!  Here’s how to stay cool… Much like the weather in June, Medical Review is heating up. Join us as we discuss what we’re seeing in the current Medical Review activity, the primary differences between Medical Review under PDPM vs RUGS, how…… Continue reading Upcoming Webinar: Medical Review – It’s Heating Up… Strategies for Staying Cool

Upcoming Webinar: Rebuilding Census After COVID-19: A step-by-step system for growth

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Concerned about census? Learn what you can do NOW to boost admissions. A recent McKnight’s poll revealed that 82% of executives see census as a top challenge, and nursing home occupancy – down 15% since 2019 – hasn’t bounced back after the vaccine rollout. Even with…… Continue reading Upcoming Webinar: Rebuilding Census After COVID-19: A step-by-step system for growth

Missed the COVID-19 Reporting Fines Webinar? Want to Listen Again?

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare We’ve got you covered!  The webinar recording and corresponding handout are available on-demand here. What you’ll learn: NHSN COVID-19 reporting requirements and non-compliance penaltiesThe various types of fine letters and what each meansWhich CMS CASPER reports are related to COVID-19 reportingHow the fine appeals process worksHow…… Continue reading Missed the COVID-19 Reporting Fines Webinar? Want to Listen Again?

COVID-19 Reporting Fines: How to Keep CMS Out of Your Wallet (Webinar)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Most SNFs don’t know they’ve been fined — are you one of them?Last year, CMS enacted sweeping new requirements for COVID-19 reporting by nursing homes, including the threat of hefty fines for failure to comply. In case you were wondering, CMS has followed through on its…… Continue reading COVID-19 Reporting Fines: How to Keep CMS Out of Your Wallet (Webinar)