CMS Updates Long Term Care Survey Process Guide and Training Module

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS has provided an updated LTCSP Procedure Guide that is effective May 6, 2018. This May 2018 version has 9 additional pages than the November 28, 2017 version had and there is a Table of Contents to help the reader find specific items. Additionally, this…… Continue reading CMS Updates Long Term Care Survey Process Guide and Training Module

Off-Label Antipsychotic Use in Older Adults with Dementia: Not Just a Nursing Home Problem

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® This is the title of a report issued today by the AARP Public Policy Institute.  The data in this report includes individuals living in Assisted Living communities and certainly merits reading and action by AL leadership and clinicians. “Antipsychotic (AP) drugs are often prescribed “off-label”…… Continue reading Off-Label Antipsychotic Use in Older Adults with Dementia: Not Just a Nursing Home Problem

FREE WEBINAR: The Next Big Change: OASIS-D in 2019

On September 18, 2014, Congress passed the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (the IMPACT Act). The Act requires among, other significant activities, the reporting of standardized patient assessment data with regard to quality measures, resource use, and other measures. It further specifies that the data elements be standardized and interoperable, so as to allow…… Continue reading FREE WEBINAR: The Next Big Change: OASIS-D in 2019

2018 Protected Health Information Data Breach Report

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Verizon just released its 2018 Protected Health Information Data Breach Report (PHIDBR).  “The goal of this report is to inform security practitioners in the healthcare industry—and anyone else who has a level of responsibility for the protected health information (PHI) of their employees—about the threats…… Continue reading 2018 Protected Health Information Data Breach Report

Skilled Nursing Facility Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage (SNF ABN)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Friday, March 30, 2018, CMS posted Transmittal #R4011CP and the corresponding MLN Matters -MM10567  to inform SNFs billing Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries that the “Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has revised the Skilled Nursing Facility Notice of…… Continue reading Skilled Nursing Facility Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage (SNF ABN)