Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Frequently Asked Questions – January 2020

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Last week, CMS posted a PBJ FAQ Document.  This 9-page document has a lot of helpful information, including: You’ll also find a number of hyperlinks on the FAQ document for additional information.  I encourage you to review this document if you work with the Payroll…… Continue reading Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Frequently Asked Questions – January 2020

Change History for October 2020 MDS 3.0 Item Set Posted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On December 20, 2019, I blogged on the CMS posting of the DRAFT MDS 3.0 Item Sets that will be implemented October 1, 2020.  I noted that the Change History for the DRAFT sets “would be posted shortly.”  That posting came the afternoon of January…… Continue reading Change History for October 2020 MDS 3.0 Item Set Posted

Did you know there is new OASIS guidance for item M2420, Discharge Disposition, effective immediately?

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare Found in the January 2020 OASIS Q&A’s is question #9 asking about M2420. The writer asks about how to meet compliance with the new quality measure, Transfer of Health Information to Provider, when there is no response to identify a patient who was discharged to another…… Continue reading Did you know there is new OASIS guidance for item M2420, Discharge Disposition, effective immediately?

Minnesota’s New Electronic Monitoring Law

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Minnesotans residing in nursing homes, boarding care homes, housing with services establishments with assisted living designation or special dementia units, and assisted living facilities (on or after August 1, 2021) have the choice to electronically monitor their activities as part of Minnesota’s  Electronic Monitoring Law.…… Continue reading Minnesota’s New Electronic Monitoring Law

Sepsis Prevention – Three Part Webinar Series

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare REGISTER HERE for the February 4th and March 3rd segments of this 3-part series.  To view all of the information, projects and offerings available, go to Telligen QI Connect.  There’s also information specific for Nursing Homes, Antibiotic Stewardship, Care Coordination, Diabetes Care, Immunizations, Quality Payment…… Continue reading Sepsis Prevention – Three Part Webinar Series

Attention Billers: Implementation of the SNF PDPM – Updates to Default HIPPS Code

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS issued Change Request:11513 on January 9, 2020 to inform SNFs and Swing Bed Providers that a previous CR (11152) “erroneously omitted the default Health Insurance Prospective Payment System (HIPPS) code from the CR. This CR will implement change to include the instructions to bypass…… Continue reading Attention Billers: Implementation of the SNF PDPM – Updates to Default HIPPS Code

Updated Appendix B (RAI User’s Manual) Posted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS posted an updated Appendix B on December 26, 2019. Appendix B is the reference you need in the event you have questions for your state RAI Coordinator (interpretation of the RAI Manual) or MDS Automation Coordinator (submission of MDS records).  It also contains contact…… Continue reading Updated Appendix B (RAI User’s Manual) Posted

Home health agencies need to be aware of issues with OASIS assessment rejections and validation report .

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare On January 7, 2020; the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) reported they have been hearing from their members regarding issues with OASIS assessment rejections and validation report errors. CMS has been in communication with NAHC about this situation. The information below is an…… Continue reading Home health agencies need to be aware of issues with OASIS assessment rejections and validation report .

CMS E-Learning Website Has New Address and New Name

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Quality, Safety & Education Portal (QSEP) “provides the full curriculum of surveyor training and guidance on health care facility regulations.  QSEP is an online platform that empowers learners to lead and manage their own learning in order to master the content.  All training is…… Continue reading CMS E-Learning Website Has New Address and New Name