IRF QRP AIF Table for Reporting Assessment-Based QM and Standardized Patient Assessment Data Elements and Data Collection and Final Submission Deadlines Affecting FY 2025

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare An update to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Annual Increase Factor (AIF) Table for Reporting Assessment-Based quality measures (QMs) and standardized patient assessment data elements to CMS is now available. This document has been updated to reflect the data elements that will…… Continue reading IRF QRP AIF Table for Reporting Assessment-Based QM and Standardized Patient Assessment Data Elements and Data Collection and Final Submission Deadlines Affecting FY 2025

SNF QRP Data Collection & Final Submission Deadlines for FY 2024 and FY 2025

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare An updated table providing the data collection time frames and final submission deadlines for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) is available in the Downloads section of this webpage. The direct link is here. A table providing the data collection time…… Continue reading SNF QRP Data Collection & Final Submission Deadlines for FY 2024 and FY 2025

SNF QRP FAQs for FY 2023

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare An update to the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document is now available. This document has been updated to reflect the finalized policies for the SNF QRP in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 and includes other useful resources available to providers.…… Continue reading SNF QRP FAQs for FY 2023

HHS Delivers First National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare (Wednesday, September 21, 2022) the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through its Administration for Community Living, released the 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers. It highlights nearly 350 actions the federal government will take to support family caregivers in the coming year and more than 150 actions that can be…… Continue reading HHS Delivers First National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers

MDS ASAP Update Effective 10/1/2022

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On September 24 2022, a minor update to the MDS ASAP system will occur.  Items included in this release include: * Update to the list of ICD-10 codes allowable in item I0020B for PPS and stand-alone OBRAs as of 10/1/2022.  The list of allowable codes for…… Continue reading MDS ASAP Update Effective 10/1/2022

Report Retention Change for IRF Reports in iQIES

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Effective October 4, 2022, a report retention time period will be applied to user-requested or auto-generated Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) reports in the internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES). When the report retention changes are implemented, reports that are older than the pre-defined number of…… Continue reading Report Retention Change for IRF Reports in iQIES

September 2022 Appendix B (RAI User’s Manual) Update

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The September update of Appendix B to the RAI 3.0 User’s Manual contains changes to the list of State RAI Coordinators, MDS Automation Coordinators, RAI Panel members, and CMS locations and contacts. The file is located in the Downloads section of this website. The direct link to the September Appendix B…… Continue reading September 2022 Appendix B (RAI User’s Manual) Update

Report Retention Change for HHA Reports in iQIES

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Effective October 4, 2022, a report retention time period will be applied to user-requested or auto-generated Home Health Agency (HHA) reports in the internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES). When the report retention changes are implemented, reports that are older than the pre-defined number of…… Continue reading Report Retention Change for HHA Reports in iQIES

Report Retention Change for LTCH Reports in iQIES

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Effective October 4, 2022, a report retention time period will be applied to user-requested or auto-generated Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) reports in the internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES). When the report retention changes are implemented, reports that are older than the pre-defined number of…… Continue reading Report Retention Change for LTCH Reports in iQIES

Riding the Waves of Change: Prepare Now for “Enormous” MDS 3.0 Changes  

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS just released a surprise draft of the new MDS 3.0 that experts are calling “enormous” and “striking.” But the SNF industry is no stranger to waves of change. This webinar will introduce you to the latest MDS 3.0 Item Set (v1.18.11), coming Oct. 1, 2023.…… Continue reading Riding the Waves of Change: Prepare Now for “Enormous” MDS 3.0 Changes