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OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare and Updated Guidance for All Industries

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Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant | Briggs Healthcare OSHA has issued an emergency temporary standard that requires employers to help protect healthcare workers in settings where suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients are treated. This final rule is 44 pages in length. ETS webpage FAQs ETS summary OSHA issues an emergency temporary standard (ETS) under limited circumstances. The agency must determine that workers …

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Replacing Home Health Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAPs) with a Notice of Admission (NOA) – Manual Instructions

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Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant | Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted a 3-page MLN Matters Number: MM12256 for Home Health Agencies (HHAs) who submit bills to Home Health & Hospice Medicare Administrative Contractors (HH&H MACs) for services they provide to Medicare patients.  This article tells you about updates to Chapter 10 of the Medicare Claims Processing Manual to include instructions for …

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Insight 2021 – agenda available now!

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Join us live in Nashville or online, Aug. 8-11, for our industry’s most comprehensive home health and hospice training event. Insight offers two complete tracks with 25+ hours of in-depth training plus online bonus sessions covering topics like hospice, QRP and OASIS timepoints.  Track 1 – Coding & OASIS PDGM challenges, lessons learned in RCD and navigating the PHE Updates for coding …

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NEW TRAINING AVAILABLE – Cognitive & Mood Assessment Training Series for SNF Providers

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Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant | Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering web-based training that provides an overview of the general and key clinical considerations important for conducting standardized cognitive and mood assessments. This four-course series is designed for providers in the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) setting. The courses contained within this training are: Course …

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National Skilled Nursing Care Week: May 9 – 15, 2021

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Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant | Briggs Healthcare “Established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967, National Skilled Nursing Care Week® (NSNCW) recognizes the essential role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s frail, elderly, and disabled. The week starts each year on Mother’s Day and is celebrated through the following Saturday.” I love spring for many …

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National Nurses Week: May 6 – 12, 2021

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Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant | Briggs Healthcare May 6th is National Nurses Day. National Nurses Day is celebrated to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society. It kicks off the annual observation of National Nurses Week, which ends on May 12th – the birthday of Florence Nightingale (200th birthday in 2020). This year’s theme is Celebrating Our Frontline Warriors. This is …

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Insight 2021 – Session Spotlight 💡

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Stay ahead of the latest industry updates and changes at Insight 2021, Aug. 8-11. Led by Lisa Selman-Holman and our industry’s top experts, Insight 2021 will cover: The impact of COVID on the industry In-depth ICD-10 diagnosis coding with scenarios, tips & more OASIS-D1  guidance and challenges + OASIS-E intro 2022 updates including new codes, guidance & guidelines PDGM, RAP, …

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HQRP Quarterly Update for 1st Quarter of 2021 Available

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Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant | Briggs Healthcare The Hospice Quarterly Update for the first quarter of 2021 is now available. This update includes Hospice Quality Reporting Program highlights from January 2021 to March 2021, events and engagement opportunities for the second quarter of 2021 (April – June 2021), and selected questions and answers from the Hospice Quality Help Desk. Please …

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Hospice Payment Rate Update for FY 2022

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Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant | Briggs Healthcare On April 8, 2021, CMS issued a proposed rule that would provide routine updates to hospice base payments and the aggregate cap amount for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. This proposed rule also includes a comment solicitation regarding hospice utilization. In addition, this rule proposes to rebase the hospice labor shares and clarify certain …

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SNF Prospective Payment System: FY 2022 Proposed Rule

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Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant | Briggs Healthcare Late on the afternoon of April 8, 2021, CMS issued a proposed rule that would update Medicare payment policies and rates for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) under the SNF Prospective Payment System (PPS) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. In addition, the proposed rule includes proposals for the SNF Quality Reporting Program and the …