CMS Posts Two (2) New Survey-Related Documents

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS has posted two (2) new documents that merit review by all LTC providers: Frequently Asked Questions Related to LTC Regulations, Survey Process and Training 21 pages in length, dated January 12, 2018. Specific questions are answered related to specific §483 regulations, F-tags, LTC survey…… Continue reading CMS Posts Two (2) New Survey-Related Documents

CMS Releases Memorandum pursuant to new Conditions of Participation for Home Health on 1/12/2018

By Sharon Hamilton, RN, MS – Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare On January 12, 2018, CMS released a memorandum that revised Appendix B of the SOM pursuant to new Conditions of Participation (CoPs), which were implemented on January 13, 2018. ***Revised Attachments A & B to Reflect Removal of Tags G670, G700, G848 and G940; Addition…… Continue reading CMS Releases Memorandum pursuant to new Conditions of Participation for Home Health on 1/12/2018

Special Open-Door Forum: New Medicare Card Project

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS’ Office of Information Technology is hosting an upcoming conference call on the New Medicare Care Card Project†. Here are the specifics: DATE: January 23, 2018 TIME: 2:00pm – 3:00pm (Eastern Time) CALL-IN NUMBER FOR PARTICIPANTS: (800)837-1935 CONFERENCE ID: 8259057 TTY SERVICES: Dial 7-1-1 or…… Continue reading Special Open-Door Forum: New Medicare Card Project

Medicare-Required SNF PPS Assessments Educational Tool — Revised

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® A revised Medicare-Required SNF PPS Assessments Educational Tool is now available. Learn about: Minimum Data Set 3.0 Factors affecting the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) assessment schedule Assessment results reporting This tool provides a wealth of information for MDS Coordinators, administrators, consultants…… Continue reading Medicare-Required SNF PPS Assessments Educational Tool — Revised

Briggs, CareVoyant Partner to Provide Forms to Home Care with eBriggs

January 3, 2018 – Briggs Healthcare, the leader in post-acute documentation and regulatory solutions, is pleased to announce a partnership with CareVoyant, a leading developer of Microsoft-based solutions used by health care providers nationwide. This partnership will provide CareVoyant Home Care customers with digital access to Briggs forms through eBriggs, and will expand into other…… Continue reading Briggs, CareVoyant Partner to Provide Forms to Home Care with eBriggs

LTC Survey Process – Updated Documents Posted

By Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP, Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® In early December 2017, CMS posted a LCSP Mapping Document.  Below is a sample (Page 1 of 21) of this document: This mapping document looks to be a useful resource for survey preparation.  You’ll also find this mapping document in Excel format (sortable) in…… Continue reading LTC Survey Process – Updated Documents Posted

Survey & Certification Notices Posted Late December 2017

By Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP, Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS posted these S&C notices the last week of December 2017: S&C 18-10-ALL – Texting of Patient Information among Healthcare Providers (2 pages) – December 28, 2017 Texting patient information among members of the health care team is permissible if accomplished through a secure…… Continue reading Survey & Certification Notices Posted Late December 2017