MEDICARE PAYMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION RELEASES REPORT ON MEDICARE AND THE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Washington, DC, June 15, 2018—Today the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) releases its June 2018 Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System. As part of its mandate from the Congress, each June MedPAC reports on issues affecting the Medicare program as…… Continue reading MEDICARE PAYMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION RELEASES REPORT ON MEDICARE AND THE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM

Final Revised Policies Regarding the Immediate Imposition of Federal Remedies Chapter 7 of the State Operations Manual

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS has posted QSO 18-18-NH with this summary: The 3-page memorandum is followed by 15 pages of the revised Chapter 7 of the State Operations Manual (SOM). These pages are an Advance Copy of the revisions and thus have no effective or implementation dates at…… Continue reading Final Revised Policies Regarding the Immediate Imposition of Federal Remedies Chapter 7 of the State Operations Manual

SNF Provider Preview Reports – Reminder to Review Your Data!

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS reminds LTC providers to preview your SNF QRP Provider Report before June 30, 2018. At that time, your performance data will be publicly displayed on Nursing Home Compare. Here’s this morning’s CMS Reminder message: Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports have been updated…… Continue reading SNF Provider Preview Reports – Reminder to Review Your Data!

New Resource: CMS Web Wheel

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS has posted an educational tool – CMS Web Wheel – to “Learn about Educational Resources for Medicare Fee-For-Service Providers; CMS Initiatives; and MAC Resources.” The tool provides websites for information based on the topic selected (clicked on). For example, I selected the Beneficiary Notices…… Continue reading New Resource: CMS Web Wheel

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – New Medicare Card Project

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Do you, your facility, your agency or your office have questions about the new Medicare Cards being issued/mailed to beneficiaries? If so, your questions may be a download and a view away. CMS has posted a Frequently Asked Questions document with questions & answers as…… Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – New Medicare Card Project

Dementia Care, LTC Survey and Antipsychotic Medication Use

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® “The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes is committed to improving the quality of care for individuals with dementia living in nursing homes. The National Partnership has a mission to deliver health care that is person-centered, comprehensive and interdisciplinary with a specific…… Continue reading Dementia Care, LTC Survey and Antipsychotic Medication Use