Today: CMS Skilled/LTC Open Door Forum

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® The next CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum scheduled for: Date:  Thursday, August 2, 2018 Start Time:  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) Open Door Participation Instructions: This call will be Conference Call Only. To participate by phone:…… Continue reading Today: CMS Skilled/LTC Open Door Forum

Briggs Healthcare acquires ezPBJ to expand growing SNF compliance portfolio

Software acquisition simplifies PBJ compliance for skilled nursing providers and expands Briggs’ post-acute digital offerings WEST DES MOINES, IOWA, Aug. 1, 2018 – Today Briggs Healthcare announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ezPBJ. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Briggs, ezPBJ will continue to expand its software solutions for Payroll-Based Journal…… Continue reading Briggs Healthcare acquires ezPBJ to expand growing SNF compliance portfolio

CMS Posts FY 2019 SNF PPS Final Rule

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Just a few minutes ago, CMS posted 3 final rules, including that for SNF PPS. “The Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) PPS final rule incorporates the agency’s Patients Over Paperwork initiative through avenues that reduce unnecessary burden on providers by easing documentation requirements and offering more…… Continue reading CMS Posts FY 2019 SNF PPS Final Rule

Updated Nursing Home Compare Claims-Based Quality Measure Technical Specifications

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Curious as to what constitutes the technical specs for the claims-based Quality Measures on Nursing Home Compare – your Five-Star rating? Are there covariates or risk adjustments? What data is used for my facility’s rating on NHC? Is any MDS data used for these claims-based…… Continue reading Updated Nursing Home Compare Claims-Based Quality Measure Technical Specifications

Updated LTCSP Procedure Guide – Effective August 5, 2018

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS has just posted an updated Long Term Care Survey Process Procedure Guide that carries an effective date of August 5, 2018. This guide is 2 pages longer, overall than the document we’re currently referencing with an effective date of May 6, 2018. It should…… Continue reading Updated LTCSP Procedure Guide – Effective August 5, 2018

[Webinar Handouts] F838 – Facility Assessment: What You Need to Know

Thanks for attending TF838 – Facility Assessment: What You Need to Know with our Clinical Consultant, Mary Madison! Please click below to download webinar handouts from this presentation. F838_Facility Assessment_Appendix PP_R173SOMA_22 November 2017 F838-Facility Assessment_Do You Know What You Need to Know_Briggs Healthcare_Mary Madison_26 July 2018