Updated LTC Survey Materials Posted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Late on Friday, December 14, 2018 CMS posted updated LTC Survey materials.  The updates include: 3-page Revision History for LTC Survey Process Documents and Files provides and overview of the changes effective December 4, 2018 as well as past changes dating back to June 12,…… Continue reading Updated LTC Survey Materials Posted

[webinar materials] Drug Regimen Reviews: Yes, There Are Two!

Please click links below to download webinar handouts and presentation slides from “Drug Regimen Reviews: Yes, There Are Two!” Presented today, Dec. 13, 2018 @1:00pm CST. F756_Drug Regimen Review_Appendix PP_28 November 2017 CMS-20082_Unnecessary Medications-Psychotropic Medications-Medication Regimen Review_Critical Element Pathway_May 2017 Drug Regimen Reviews-Yes There are Two_Briggs Healthcare_13 December 2018

CMS National Provider Call – SNF PPS: Patient Driven Payment Model

Mary Madison, RN,RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® If you did not attend the December 11, 2018 National Provider Call – you missed a good one. This 2-hour call was literally jam-packed with information specific to the replacement of the current RUG-IV PPS reimbursement system with PDPM!   John Kane and Penny Gershman of CMS did a…… Continue reading CMS National Provider Call – SNF PPS: Patient Driven Payment Model

2018 All-Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes Change Package

Mary Madison, RN,RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® “As nursing homes across the U.S. work to prevent, detect and mitigate certain categories of harm while honoring resident rights and preferences, this change package created by Telligen in November 2018 aims to serve as a key resource to improve quality of life through safer care for…… Continue reading 2018 All-Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes Change Package

SNF PPS: New Patient Driven Payment Model Call – December 11, 2018

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® If you haven’t registered yet for next Tuesday’s PDPM call, there’s still time but the clock is ticking. If you are involved in any way with skilled care reimbursement in a SNF/LTC facility, you’ll want to attend this audio call. Note that attendees are encouraged…… Continue reading SNF PPS: New Patient Driven Payment Model Call – December 11, 2018

Revised HIPAA Basics for Providers Fact Sheet

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted a revised MLN Matters Fact Sheet – HIPAA Basics for Providers: Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules. The 8-page Fact Sheet addresses: The Privacy Rule, which sets national standards for when protected health information (PHI) may be used and disclosed. The Security…… Continue reading Revised HIPAA Basics for Providers Fact Sheet