Encore Webinar: Baseline Care Planning: Do You Know What You Need to Know? Jun 12, 2018 2:00 PM CDT

Click to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8211687589995124995 The regulation for a Baseline Care Plan to be developed within 48 hours of a resident’s admission to a LTC facility was implemented in Phase 2 of the LTC Requirements of Participation (RoPs). There were additional requirements for a Baseline Care Plan Summary. If you still have questions about either requirement,…… Continue reading Encore Webinar: Baseline Care Planning: Do You Know What You Need to Know? Jun 12, 2018 2:00 PM CDT

LTC Survey Resources Updated

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS has recently updated several resource documents used during long-term care surveys.  These survey resources are found beneath Downloads in a .zip file.  The documents that are updated in the Surveyor Resource file include: CMS-20065…Activities Critical Element Pathway Editing and Finalizing Statements of Deficient Practice…… Continue reading LTC Survey Resources Updated

New Medicare Beneficiary Identifier – Get It, Use It

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® On Friday, May 25, 2018 CMS posted a special MLN Matters “intended for physicians, providers, and suppliers submitting claims to Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), including Durable Medical Equipment MACs (DME MACs) and Home Health and Hospice MACs, for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries.: This 5-page…… Continue reading New Medicare Beneficiary Identifier – Get It, Use It

Upcoming Briggs Healthcare® Webinar Baseline Care Planning: Do You Know What You Need to Know?

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM CDT  (1 hour duration) Presenter: Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2798686292898578434 The regulation for a Baseline Care Plan to be developed within 48 hours of a resident’s admission to a LTC facility was implemented in Phase 2 of the LTC…… Continue reading Upcoming Briggs Healthcare® Webinar Baseline Care Planning: Do You Know What You Need to Know?

BREAKING NEWS: CMS Announces Proposed Rules for “Transformative” Changes to Payment Systems

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® “Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed transformative changes to the payment systems for services furnished by a range of medical facilities. The agency’s proposed payment rules also set out to continue to modernize Medicare through innovation in skilled nursing facility payment…… Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: CMS Announces Proposed Rules for “Transformative” Changes to Payment Systems

CMS Skilled/LTC Open Door Forum – Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® This is an Open Door Forum you don’t want to miss. The agenda shows a jam-packed meeting with lots of announcements on the just-released proposed changes to the case-mix classification system as well as information on other proposed changes, the 2019 SNF PPS Notice of…… Continue reading CMS Skilled/LTC Open Door Forum – Tuesday, May 1, 2018