3-22-2019 CMS released two transmittals for Home Health change Request (CR) 11104. Implementation date for both are April 22, 2019

Sharon Hamilton, MS, RN, NLCPC, CFDS Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Subject: Manual Updates Related to Home Health Certification and Recertification Policy Changes Transmittal 870 and Transmittal 258 Transmittal 870 summary of changes: This Change Request (CR) updates the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, (Pub. 100-02), Chapter 7 and the Medicare Program Integrity Manual (Pub. 100-08), Chapter 6,…… Continue reading 3-22-2019 CMS released two transmittals for Home Health change Request (CR) 11104. Implementation date for both are April 22, 2019

Did You Know? Lisa Selman-Holman is coming to West Des Moines to provide ICD-10 training April 3rd and 4th!

Sharon Hamilton, MS, RN, NLCPC, CFDS Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Briggs is happy to announce Lisa Selman-Holman is coming to West Des Moines to provide ICD-10 training April 3rd and 4th at the Iowa Health Care Association Education Center. This 2-day workshop, ICD-10 CODING FOR HOME HEALTH DONE RIGHT, will help you increase your coding knowledge…… Continue reading Did You Know? Lisa Selman-Holman is coming to West Des Moines to provide ICD-10 training April 3rd and 4th!

QIES Community Juniper VPN Network Client Upgrade: Important Service

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Attention: MDS, OASIS, IRF, SWB, EPOC, PBJ and others using QIES remote access. An upgrade is required to the Juniper VPN Network Client software (Network Connect Client) currently used by the QIES community to log-in to CMSNet for required submission and reporting. The upgrade will…… Continue reading QIES Community Juniper VPN Network Client Upgrade: Important Service

Remote Identify Proofing Requirements for Internet Quality Improvement Evaluation System (iQIES)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare®   Background The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) serves a critical quality assurance function for our country’s healthcare system.  Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES) will undergo a series of system enhancements resulting in what will be now called the Internet Quality Improvement…… Continue reading Remote Identify Proofing Requirements for Internet Quality Improvement Evaluation System (iQIES)

[post-webinar materials] First Look at MDS 3.0 Version 1.17 – Recording and Q&A Document Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Thank you to all of last week’s attendees for the First Look at MDS 3.0 Version 1.17.  There were over 1200 folks that logged in to one of the 2 sessions. Missed last week’s webinar?  Want to listen to it again? https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2474819651837788675 is the link…… Continue reading [post-webinar materials] First Look at MDS 3.0 Version 1.17 – Recording and Q&A Document Available

[webinar materials] First Look at MDS 3.0 Version 1.17

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® First Look at MDS 3.0 Version 1.17 webinars are scheduled for Thursday, March 14th and Friday, March 15, 2019. The presentation handout as well as related handouts can be viewed/downloaded during the webinars as well as from these locations: First Look at MDS 3.0 Version…… Continue reading [webinar materials] First Look at MDS 3.0 Version 1.17

Infection Preventionist Training Now Available – CMS Official Announcements

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® I blogged last week to let you know of the specialized training now available on the CDC website for infection prevention and control in nursing homes as well as Infection Preventionist training. CMS has now officially confirmed my spring fever in QSO-19-10-NH issued yesterday, March…… Continue reading Infection Preventionist Training Now Available – CMS Official Announcements