Inaugural Release of SNF QRP Data on Nursing Home Compare Website

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® Today, October 24, 2018, “CMS is announcing the inaugural release of the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) quality data on Nursing Home (NH) Compare.  Section 1899B(g)(1) of the Social Security Act requires CMS to provide for the public reporting of SNF provider…… Continue reading Inaugural Release of SNF QRP Data on Nursing Home Compare Website

Updated Hand in Hand Dementia Training Series Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS announced, during the SNF/LTC Open Door Forum on October 11, 2018, that the Hand in Hand Training Series for Dementia has been updated and is now available for nursing homes. The Self-Paced Online training is available online. The Downloadable Materials for Instructor-Led Training are…… Continue reading Updated Hand in Hand Dementia Training Series Available

Physician Certification and Recertification of Residents in SNF

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® On October 5, 2018, CMS published Transmittal 832. This transmittal is also known as Change Request 10921 and is a modification to Chapter 6, Section 6.3 (Medical Review of Certification and Recertification of Residents in SNFs) of the Medicare Program Integrity Manual (Publication 100-08). “The…… Continue reading Physician Certification and Recertification of Residents in SNF

Hurricane-Related CMS Information Releases: Hurricane Michael and Medicare Disaster Related Florida and Georgia Claims Extraordinary Circumstances Extension / Exception (ECE) due to Hurricane Florence

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS has just issued a revised special edition MLN Matters (SE18021) on Hurricane Michael and Medicare Disaster Related Florida and Georgia Claims. President Trump has declared a state of emergency for the states of Florida and Georgia, and the HHS Secretary declared a Public Health…… Continue reading Hurricane-Related CMS Information Releases: Hurricane Michael and Medicare Disaster Related Florida and Georgia Claims Extraordinary Circumstances Extension / Exception (ECE) due to Hurricane Florence

SNF/LTC Open Door Forum Scheduled for Thursday, October 11, 2018

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, October 11, 2018 Start Time:  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET); Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time. Conference Leaders: Todd Smith & Jill Darling **This Agenda is Subject…… Continue reading SNF/LTC Open Door Forum Scheduled for Thursday, October 11, 2018