CMS updates LTC survey process documents

Mary MadisonIndustryLeave a Comment

CMS posted updates to several survey process documents/folders on November 25, 2020: The Revision History document provides this synopsis of the updates: Briggs’ subscribers to the Survey Guide 1766 and 1766E will soon receive these updates. Want to keep up with the changing COVID-19 situation in skilled nursing? Subscribe to the Briggs blog

New SimpleAnalyzer™ Function Scores report drives dramatically improved resident outcomes

Melina HalikiasSecure News, SimpleAnalyzerLeave a Comment

Are you aware that CMS calculates functional outcomes scores immediately upon submission of a resident’s 5-day assessment? Did you know that SimpleLTC uses machine learning algorithms to present those scores in real-time? The new SimpleAnalyzer™ Function Scores report provides insight into residents’ admission, expected, and discharge scores within minutes of … Read More

COVID-19 updates for Thanksgiving Week 2020

Mary MadisonCOVID-19, Secure NewsLeave a Comment

I hope that everyone had a safe holiday week!   I’m putting these updates into a digest form so you can see what happened last week regarding COVID information. Updated Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Facemasks (CDC)— This guidance has been updated to include the following: Added considerations for returning … Read More

CMS posts updated COVID-19 NH data

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CMS posted 2 sets of nursing home data the week of Thanksgiving: County positivity rates: November 23, 2020 NH rates for Week Ending November 15, 2020 Want to keep up with the changing COVID-19 situation in skilled nursing? Subscribe to the Briggs blog

COVID-19 toolkit for healthcare providers

Mary MadisonCOVID-19Leave a Comment

The CDC updated this toolkit on November 18, 2020.  It has a lot of great resources.  I encourage you to check it out. Want to keep up with the changing COVID-19 situation in skilled nursing? Subscribe to the Briggs blog