Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Transmittal 11136 … Change Request 12507 There’s a corresponding MLN Matters Number: MM12507 as well. Review the entire Transmittal/CR for information on Part A & B premiums as well as Part B deductibles and coinsurance. Please share these resources with your Business Office/Billers.
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Transmittal 11138 … Change Request 12532
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare World AIDS Day was first observed in 1988. Each year, organizations and individuals across the world bring attention to the HIV epidemic, endeavor to increase HIV awareness and knowledge, speak out against HIV stigma, and call for an increased response to move toward Ending the HIV…… Continue reading World AIDS Day – December 1st
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted the nursing home COVID-19 data for the week ending November 14, 2021. This latest data set shows these changes from the November 7th data set: Resident vaccination rate increased 0.2% from the previous week (same as week before)Staff vaccination increased 0.8% from the…… Continue reading Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Data Available; Also, Flu Data
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CDC released this media statement on November 29, 2021: “Today, CDC is strengthening its recommendation on booster doses for individuals who are 18 years and older. Everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot either when they are 6 months after their initial Pfizer…… Continue reading CDC Expands COVID-19 Booster Recommendations and Statement on the Omicron Variant
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS issued Transmittal 11139 … Change Request 12431 on November 23, 2021.
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Office of Inspector General (OIG) posted this 44-page study (same name as the title of this blog) on November 18, 2021. The report summary is found here. “Nursing homes can legally discharge residents for certain reasons (known as facility-initiated discharges). Facility-initiated discharges that do not…… Continue reading Facility-Initiated Discharges in Nursing Homes Require Further Attention
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS posted an updated Appendix B – RAI User’s Manual late on Monday afternoon, November 22, 2021. The November update of Appendix B to the RAI 3.0 User’s Manual contains changes to the list of State RAI Coordinators, MDS Automation Coordinators, RAI Panel members, and CMS locations and…… Continue reading CMS Updates Appendix B of the RAI User’s Manual
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS issued Transmittal 11129 … Change Request 12397 on Monday, November 22, 2021. The red ink for the Medicare Claims Processing Manual Chapter 5 – Part B Outpatient Rehabilitation and CORF/OPT Services begins on page 9 of the 11-page transmittal. You’ll also find general information regarding…… Continue reading Reduced Payment for P.T. and O.T. Services Furnished In Whole or In Part by a PTA or OTA
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Topics: 1) Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care updates 2) Food code updates and common survey…… Continue reading Minnesota: Assisted Living Teleconference Call