It’s here! The transitional IPA (MDS) and beyond…

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare In case you missed it, want to listen again or pass the word on to colleagues, the It’s here! The transitional IPA (MDS) and beyond…. yesterday’s webinar recording is now available.    Susan Krall provided a great presentation with very helpful tips and information LTC providers…… Continue reading It’s here! The transitional IPA (MDS) and beyond…

August 2019 CMS SNF QRP Training Sessions – Additional Information Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare A couple of days ago, I provided links to the individual August SNF QRP training videos.  CMS has also provided an all-in-one-place list of these training videos which is helpful to see all videos on 1 page and select the video you wish to view…… Continue reading August 2019 CMS SNF QRP Training Sessions – Additional Information Available

jRAVEN v1.7.0 Now Available for Download

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare If you are a SNF/LTC or Swing Bed facility and use jRAVEN software to encode and transmit MDS 3.0 data to CMS, the version you need to use starting October 1, 2019 is now available for download at https://qtso.cms.gov/software/jraven-170. The following was posted on the…… Continue reading jRAVEN v1.7.0 Now Available for Download

CMS released two final rules that impact home health and hospice agencies.

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare #1. Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction; Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Dialysis Facilities; Hospital and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Changes to Promote Innovation, Flexibility, and Improvement in Patient Care SUMMARY: This final rule Reforms Medicare regulations that are identified as unnecessary,…… Continue reading CMS released two final rules that impact home health and hospice agencies.

August 2019 CMS SNF QRP Training Videos Now Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Just in time for October 1st, CMS has posted the recorded training videos from the August 13th and 14th SNF QRP Training Sessions.  Here are those videos: Welcome/Introductions – August 13, 2019   (Length…26:01) Section A, I, J, and O Updates  (Length…1:06:20) Changes to the RAI…… Continue reading August 2019 CMS SNF QRP Training Videos Now Available

CDC/STRIVE Release Additional Free Infection Control Training Courses

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CDC/STRIVE are pleased to announce the launch of four new infection control training courses. These courses are part of the new States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement (STRIVE) curriculum intended for the infection prevention team, hospital leaders, clinical educators, nurse and physician managers, environmental…… Continue reading CDC/STRIVE Release Additional Free Infection Control Training Courses