[webinar materials] Drug Regimen Reviews: Yes, There Are Two!

Please click links below to download webinar handouts and presentation slides from “Drug Regimen Reviews: Yes, There Are Two!” Presented today, Dec. 13, 2018 @1:00pm CST. F756_Drug Regimen Review_Appendix PP_28 November 2017 CMS-20082_Unnecessary Medications-Psychotropic Medications-Medication Regimen Review_Critical Element Pathway_May 2017 Drug Regimen Reviews-Yes There are Two_Briggs Healthcare_13 December 2018

CMS National Provider Call – SNF PPS: Patient Driven Payment Model

Mary Madison, RN,RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® If you did not attend the December 11, 2018 National Provider Call – you missed a good one. This 2-hour call was literally jam-packed with information specific to the replacement of the current RUG-IV PPS reimbursement system with PDPM!   John Kane and Penny Gershman of CMS did a…… Continue reading CMS National Provider Call – SNF PPS: Patient Driven Payment Model

2018 All-Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes Change Package

Mary Madison, RN,RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® “As nursing homes across the U.S. work to prevent, detect and mitigate certain categories of harm while honoring resident rights and preferences, this change package created by Telligen in November 2018 aims to serve as a key resource to improve quality of life through safer care for…… Continue reading 2018 All-Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes Change Package

SNF PPS: New Patient Driven Payment Model Call – December 11, 2018

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® If you haven’t registered yet for next Tuesday’s PDPM call, there’s still time but the clock is ticking. If you are involved in any way with skilled care reimbursement in a SNF/LTC facility, you’ll want to attend this audio call. Note that attendees are encouraged…… Continue reading SNF PPS: New Patient Driven Payment Model Call – December 11, 2018

Revised HIPAA Basics for Providers Fact Sheet

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted a revised MLN Matters Fact Sheet – HIPAA Basics for Providers: Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules. The 8-page Fact Sheet addresses: The Privacy Rule, which sets national standards for when protected health information (PHI) may be used and disclosed. The Security…… Continue reading Revised HIPAA Basics for Providers Fact Sheet

Nursing Facility Case-Mix Payment Changes Announced

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS posted an informational bulletin on December 6, 2018 outlining the upcoming Medicaid case-mix payment changes as they relate to the implementation of the PDPM (Patient Driven Payment Model) classification/reimbursement system on October 1, 2019. These are the key points for the change: On October…… Continue reading Nursing Facility Case-Mix Payment Changes Announced

OIG Fall 2018 Semi-Annual Report to Congress

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® The Office of Inspector General issued its Fall 2018 Semi-Annual Report to Congress on December 3, 2018.   The period covered by this 90-page report is April 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018. Highlights of OIG Accomplishments: Identifying Improper Payments and Opportunities for Savings in HHS…… Continue reading OIG Fall 2018 Semi-Annual Report to Congress

CMS Issues PBJ Updates, 2 New MDS Reports and Notifications to State/Regional Offices

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® All of the information below was released on Friday, November 30th via QSO 19-02-NH and CMS Strengthens Nursing Home Oversight and Safety to Ensure Adequate Staffing – Press Release. Notification to States and CMS Regional Offices While CMS is encouraged by facilities’ efforts to improve…… Continue reading CMS Issues PBJ Updates, 2 New MDS Reports and Notifications to State/Regional Offices

[Free Webinar] Part II – The ABC’s of OASIS-D: A Step-by-Step Review of Changes Effective on January 1, 2019

Sharon Hamilton, RN, MS Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Tue, Dec 11, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST Start training your staff now on the new OASIS-D items. Join Sharon Hamilton and take an in-depth look at the GG and J items. Understand the difference between the M elements and the new standardized item sections…… Continue reading [Free Webinar] Part II – The ABC’s of OASIS-D: A Step-by-Step Review of Changes Effective on January 1, 2019