CMS Holding Limited Number of SNF Claims

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has just announced that is holding a “limited number” of SNF Claims (bolding added by me): “As CMS has undertaken the implementation of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), we are holding a limited number of Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) claims while we make…… Continue reading CMS Holding Limited Number of SNF Claims

Medicare Part B Immunization Billing and Preventive Services Information

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has provided information regarding Medicare Part B immunization billing, specifically seasonal Influenza virus, Pneumococcal and Hepatitis B. A 15-page MLN Educational Tool is a great resource for your billers for these immunizations. In addition, you have access to information regarding preventive services: Medicare Preventive…… Continue reading Medicare Part B Immunization Billing and Preventive Services Information

Name Change for NPUAP

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare This morning, NPUAP – National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel – announced that it has changed its name.  The new name is National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel or NPIAP.  I’ve excerpted these statements from their press release: “The new name reflects the future direction of the…… Continue reading Name Change for NPUAP

CMS Posts Section GG Video Tutorials

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released a short video tutorial to assist providers with coding GG0130A. Eating. This 6-minute video is designed to provided targeted guidance using simulated patient scenarios. To access the video, click on the link below: Coding GG0130A. Eating…… Continue reading CMS Posts Section GG Video Tutorials

Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum | Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm ET.

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare Click on the link for the agenda: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 – Agenda – Home Health, Hospice & DME/Quality Open Door Forum (ODF) [PDF, 30KB] Open Door Participation Instructions: This call will be Conference Call Only. To participate by phone: Dial: 1-888-455-1397 & Reference Conference Passcode:…… Continue reading Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum | Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm ET.