June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Tuesday, June 15, 2021, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. WEAAD was launched by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world…… Continue reading June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Data

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted the nursing home data for week ending May 30, 2021. Staff deaths have increased by 9 since the May 23rd accounting while resident deaths appear to be adjusted back to 132,608 from 132,749 on the May 23rd report. Reporting of COVID-19 vaccination made…… Continue reading Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Data

COVID-19 Vaccination Upon Discharge from Hospitals, Emergency Departments, Urgent Care Facilities

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently shared with immunization program mangers across the country the document “Increasing Access to Vaccination Opportunities: COVID-19 Vaccination upon Discharge from Hospitals, Emergency Departments, and Urgent Care Facilities.” CDC is asking jurisdictions to distribute a portion of their…… Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccination Upon Discharge from Hospitals, Emergency Departments, Urgent Care Facilities

New York State Adopts Case Mix Regulations

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On June 2, 2021, the State of New York posted amended “regulations concerning the operating component of rates of Medicaid reimbursement for nursing homes.”  NY will use larger data sets within the case mix period to determine case mixes, for purposes of calculating rates for periods…… Continue reading New York State Adopts Case Mix Regulations

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare and Updated Guidance for All Industries

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare OSHA has issued an emergency temporary standard that requires employers to help protect healthcare workers in settings where suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients are treated.   This final rule is 44 pages in length. ETS webpageFAQsETS summary OSHA issues an emergency temporary standard (ETS) under limited circumstances.…… Continue reading OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare and Updated Guidance for All Industries

Medicare Payment for COVID-19 Vaccination Administration in the Home

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare As part of President Biden’s commitment to increasing access to vaccinations, CMS announced an additional payment amount for administering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to Medicare beneficiaries who have difficulty leaving their homes or are otherwise hard-to-reach. This announcement further demonstrates continued efforts of the Biden-Harris Administration to…… Continue reading Medicare Payment for COVID-19 Vaccination Administration in the Home

What The White House Urges You to Do to Protect Against the Threat of Ransomware

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On June 2, 2021, the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology issued a 3-page letter to Corporate Executives and Business Leaders with the same title/subject as this blog.   Below are some key excerpts from that letter: Federal…… Continue reading What The White House Urges You to Do to Protect Against the Threat of Ransomware