Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS posted the latest COVID-19 county positivity data with a date of January 19, 2021 yesterday afternoon. As always, a reminder that there is an archive for previous data and CMS regulations and guidance for testing based on county positivity within QSO-20-38-NH.
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On January 19, 2021, CDC updated the Long-Term Care Facilities COVID-19 Vaccination webpage. On that webpage you’ll find: COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkit for Essential Workers: Getting Started was updated January 19, 2021 as well. This toolkit is designed for employers of essential workers. Essential workers perform…… Continue reading Recent CDC COVID-19 Updates
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On January 15, 2021, CMS released a monthly update of data that provides a snapshot of the impact of COVID-19 on the Medicare population. The updated data show over 1.9 million COVID-19 cases among the Medicare population and over 493,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations. The updated snapshot covers…… Continue reading Connecting People with Data
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare “During the COVID-19 pandemic, health care leaders are working to support staff who are experiencing anxiety, stress, and intense demands. This guide — which builds on the IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work — includes actionable ideas that leaders can quickly test during the coronavirus response, and which…… Continue reading Conversation and Action Guide to Support Staff Well-Being and Joy in Work During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has updated their Assisted Living Licensure webpage. Information has been updated to provide further clarity on how to attend the Assisted Living Licensure hearing and methods an attendee can testify. In addition, MDH has posted its hearing exhibits pertaining to…… Continue reading Minnesota: Assisted Living Licensure Webpage Updates and Upcoming Hearings
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS posted an updated Five-Star User’s Guide on Friday, January 15, 2021. I’ve italicized and underlined the key changes in each of the 3 areas of January 2021 Revisions (in the updated 29-page guide itself, all such verbiage found on page 2 is italicized). Health Inspection…… Continue reading Five-Star User’s Guide Updated
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare An updated 32-page Appendices for Nursing Home Compare Quality Measure Technical Specificationswas posted late last week. It’s a pretty technical document that you might find interesting.
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare OIG updates this dynamic, web-based Work Plan monthly to ensure that it more closely aligns with the work planning process. The monthly update includes the addition of newly initiated Work Plan items, which can be found on the Recently Added Items page. Beginning in January 2020, completed Work…… Continue reading Recent Additions to OIG Work Plan
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare COVID-19 NH data for week ending January 3, 2021 is now available and carries a date of January 14, 2021. This message is found at the top of the dataset: This Socrata-powered site may be unavailable for routine maintenance from Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:00…… Continue reading CMS Posts Latest COVID-19 Nursing Home Data – Week Ending January 3, 2021
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare I listened in to the Kaiser Family Foundation webinar A Shot in the Arm for LTC Facilities? Early Lessons from the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout to High Priority Populations on January 14, 2021 and it was well worth the time. The hyperlink in the previous sentence will…… Continue reading A Shot in the Arm for LTC Facilities – Webinar Recording and Slides Available