Medical Privacy of Protected Health Information

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® The August 30, 2018 edition of MLN Connects provides a great Fact Sheet for all health care professionals as well as health care organizations. Here’s a sample of the topics and resources available in this Fact Sheet: Medical Privacy Health Care Professionals’ Privacy Guide HIPAA…… Continue reading Medical Privacy of Protected Health Information

Section N Pre-Training Materials Are Now Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Registration for today’s SNF QRP Training Webinar – Section N is closed but the  85-slide presentation document has been posted. If you would like your name placed on a list to receive an email notification when a recorded version of the webinar is available, please…… Continue reading Section N Pre-Training Materials Are Now Available

Upcoming SNF QRP Webinars – Registration Open

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® REGISTRATION OPEN – Upcoming SNF QRP Webinars (August 27 and September 12, 2018 Related to Changes Associated with Coding Sections GG, I, and N of the MDS The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting two webinars for providers of Skilled Nursing…… Continue reading Upcoming SNF QRP Webinars – Registration Open

Breaking News! RAI User’s Manual for October 1, 2018 Posted!

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS posted the RAI User’s Manual for v1.16 – effective October 1, 2018 late in the day on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. This is a gift from CMS as it was originally reported to be available the 1st or 2nd week of September! Posting it…… Continue reading Breaking News! RAI User’s Manual for October 1, 2018 Posted!

Iowa SNFs/NFs – Reminder of Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Section Q Referral Process

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® The Iowa Department of Human Services issued an INFORMATIONAL LETTER NO. 1939-MC-FFS today (August 21, 2018) to “remind SNF/NF providers of the current process for MDS Section “Q” referrals to IME (Iowa Medicaid Enterprise).” The 2-page letter reiterates the “process of contacting IME after completion…… Continue reading Iowa SNFs/NFs – Reminder of Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Section Q Referral Process

Survey Process Document Updates Posted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® This morning CMS posted several new documents to the Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities website. Trying to keep all the LTC Survey Process documents and files straight? Can’t figure out what is new/changed with a specific document? CMS has uploaded a new document…… Continue reading Survey Process Document Updates Posted