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)

Upcoming Webinar: Healthcare System Cybersecurity: Readiness and Response Considerations

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare As part of our nation’s critical infrastructure, healthcare facilities large and small must be proactive and move quickly to protect themselves from cyberattacks that could directly impact the health and safety of patients and the community at large. According to medical health experts experienced in cybersecurity…… Continue reading Upcoming Webinar: Healthcare System Cybersecurity: Readiness and Response Considerations

How to Accurately Code Dressing Changes, Wound Care & Aftercare Webinar

Sarah Bacon, Selman-Holman & Associates If you missed last week’s webinar by the same title as this blog, you’re in luck.  There’s an on-demand recording of this one-hour webinar. To use Z48.00 and Z48.01 or NOT? When is it appropriate to use these codes to indicate wound care and what is wound care? In this…… Continue reading How to Accurately Code Dressing Changes, Wound Care & Aftercare Webinar

Upcoming Long-Term Care: Dementia-related Psychosis Call

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement During this call, learn about the appropriate assessment, accurate diagnosis, and approaches to care for dementia-related psychosis in the long-term care setting. Hear about customized care strategies for nursing home residents. A question and answer…… Continue reading Upcoming Long-Term Care: Dementia-related Psychosis Call