Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture – 2019 User Database Report

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® “In response to requests from nursing homes interested in comparing their results with those of other nursing homes on the Surveys on Patient Safety Culture™ (SOPSTM) Nursing Home Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) established the Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety…… Continue reading Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture – 2019 User Database Report

CMS Posts Second CMPRP Toolkit: Nursing Home Employee Satisfaction Survey

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® In November 2018, CMS posted information on the Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Program (CMPRP) – a three-year effort to reduce adverse events, improve staffing quality and improve dementia care in nursing homes.   At that time, the 1st of 3 toolkits was posted “to aid nursing…… Continue reading CMS Posts Second CMPRP Toolkit: Nursing Home Employee Satisfaction Survey

SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program: Phase One Review and Corrections Call

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® During this call, participants learn about the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program Review and Corrections process and get answers to frequently asked questions about Phase One of the process. During the Review and Corrections period, SNFs have an opportunity to review and submit…… Continue reading SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program: Phase One Review and Corrections Call

SNF/LTC Open Door Forum Scheduled – February 14, 2019

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS has just posted the SNF LTC Open Door Forum for the afternoon of February 14, 2019: Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Start Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) This call will be Conference Call Only.  To participate by phone: Dial: 1-800-837-1935 &…… Continue reading SNF/LTC Open Door Forum Scheduled – February 14, 2019

CMS Guidance to State Survey Agencies – Verifying Correction of Deficiencies

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® OIG (Office of Inspector General) issued a report last week entitled CMS Guidance to State Survey Agencies on Verifying Correction of Deficiencies Needs to be Improved to Help Ensure the Health and Safety of Nursing Home Residents.   OIG looked at a sample of 700 deficiencies. …… Continue reading CMS Guidance to State Survey Agencies – Verifying Correction of Deficiencies

Implementation of the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Friday, February 8, 2019, CMS posted Transmittal 2252/Change Request 11152 along with MLN Matters Number: MM11152.  I recommend reviewing the 3-page MLN Matters document first as it describes clearly what CR11152 is addressing. In short, “CR 11152 effectuates changes to the SNF Prospective Payment System (PPS)…… Continue reading Implementation of the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM)

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Health Care Facilities Code Web-Based Training

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® A new web-based Health Care Facilities National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) training session is available on the CMS Survey and Certification Integrated Surveyor Training website. “The NFPA 99 online training will be a self-paced, on-demand, asynchronous Federal training for all surveyors who have completed the necessary…… Continue reading National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Health Care Facilities Code Web-Based Training

News from CMS

Sharon Hamilton, MS, RN, NLCPC, CFDS Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The quarterly Home Health Compare refresh became available as of Jan 23, 2019. This refresh includes four new quality measures based on data that was submitted to CMS. This is the first time these measures will be reported on Home Health Compare. The measures are available…… Continue reading News from CMS

[webinar materials] ENCORE PART II – The ABCs of OASIS D

[webinar materials] Thanks for attending the ENCORE Part II-The ABCs of OASIS-D with our Clinical Consultant, Sharon Hamilton on 02/07/19! Please click links below to download the webinar presentation or view with the recording. Presentation (PDF) Presentation with Recording (MP4 – Simple registration may be required)