MDS 3.0 Version 1.17 Data Specs and Updated Nutritional Status CAT Posted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Late this afternoon, CMS posted the data specifications for version 1.17 that is being implemented on October 1, 2019.   They also posted the new version of the Care Area Triggers (CAT) which includes the updated Nutritional Status CAT for the Item Sets that will be implemented…… Continue reading MDS 3.0 Version 1.17 Data Specs and Updated Nutritional Status CAT Posted

Just in case you missed it!

Sharon Hamilton, MS, RN, NLCPC, CFDS Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On January 23, 2019, CMS published Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Conditions of Participation (CoP). Subsequently, within a 30-day period to meet compliance, all surveyors will use the guidance contained within the FAQs when providing a survey. Agencies should familiarize their clinical staff now with the FAQs…… Continue reading Just in case you missed it!

Team Approach to PDPM Preparation…February 19, 2019 Webinar

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® SNF PPS reimbursement based on RUG-IV calculations ends at 11:59pm on Monday, September 30, 2019.  Midnight on Tuesday, October 1st begins PDPM or Patient-Driven Payment Model reimbursement.  This is a HUGE change!  SimpleLTC™ – a member of the Briggs Healthcare® family – is providing information…… Continue reading Team Approach to PDPM Preparation…February 19, 2019 Webinar

SNF Provider Preview Reports – Review Your Data Prior to April 2019 NHC Refresh

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® At first blush, you’re thinking that I’ve posted 2 identical blogs referencing the Nursing Home Compare Refresh.  The first blog today references the January 2019 Nursing Home Compare Refresh.  This blog speaks to the review of data prior to the April 2019 NHC Refresh, which CMS…… Continue reading SNF Provider Preview Reports – Review Your Data Prior to April 2019 NHC Refresh

Nursing Home Compare Quarterly Refresh with SNF QRP Data Now Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® On January 31, 2019, CMS posted this anticipated announcement: “The January 2019 Nursing Home Compare Refresh, including quality measure results based on SNF QRP data submitted to CMS, is now available. The updated SNF quality measure results are based on data submitted to CMS between: Quarter…… Continue reading Nursing Home Compare Quarterly Refresh with SNF QRP Data Now Available

CMS Posts Two Transmittals/One Change Request Impacting Part B Therapy

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Updates to Reflect Removal of Functional Reporting Requirements and Therapy – Transmittal 4214/Change Request 11120 was posted on Friday, January 25, 2019.  “The purpose of this Change Request (CR) is to update chapter 5 to reflect recent changes in outpatient therapy service billing instructions and payment…… Continue reading CMS Posts Two Transmittals/One Change Request Impacting Part B Therapy