CMS Improving Nursing Home Compare in April 2019

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 5, 2019 Contact: CMS Media Relations (202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries CMS Improving Nursing Home Compare in April 2019 Changes offer greater support to consumers looking to compare quality of Nursing Homes Today, the Centers for Medicare &…… Continue reading CMS Improving Nursing Home Compare in April 2019

Keep your eyes open! Starting in March, CMS is updating the Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES)

Sharon Hamilton, MS, RN, NLCPC, CFDS Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The updated system will be called Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES).  CMS is phasing in the iQIES system beginning with Long Term Care Hospitals (LTCH). To learn more continue reading. If you have questions, contact the service desk at: help@qtso.com or by phone: 800-339-9313. Starting in…… Continue reading Keep your eyes open! Starting in March, CMS is updating the Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES)

New Telehealth bills and what it means for Home Health Services. Could your state be next?

Sharon Hamilton, MS, RN, NLCPC, CFDS Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Virginia lawmakers, both the House and Senate, have unanimously passed legislation that requires commercial health plans to cover remote patient monitoring services. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is expected to sign the bill into law soon.Legislation (HB 1970 and SB 1221) defines remote patient monitoring as;…… Continue reading New Telehealth bills and what it means for Home Health Services. Could your state be next?

CMS Updating QIES/ASAP System Starting in March

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS is updating the Quality Improvement and Evaluation System Starting in March, the Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES), Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) and Automated Survey Processing Environment (ASPEN) will undergo a series of modernizing enhancements. Once updated, the system will be…… Continue reading CMS Updating QIES/ASAP System Starting in March

Updated MDS 3.0 RAI Manual Errata Document Posted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® For the second time since October 1, 2018 (implementation of MDS 3.0 version 1.16), CMS has posted another errata document. The document, dated February 13, 2019, was uploaded to the CMS website with a date of February 22, 2019 (the website shows the date of…… Continue reading Updated MDS 3.0 RAI Manual Errata Document Posted

[webinar materials] It Takes a Village: The team approach to PDPM – Presented by: SimpleLTC

From the 2/19 and 2/26 Webinar, It Takes a Village, presented by SimpleLTC, below is a link to the Materials and Recording (registration required). In this webinar, you’ll learn how to plan a strategic team approach to PDPM that will engage all health professionals across your organization, create accurate and on-time documentation, and meet the…… Continue reading [webinar materials] It Takes a Village: The team approach to PDPM – Presented by: SimpleLTC