Home care can be tricky and you simply canâ€™t afford to make mistakes. Through our auditing services, we will provide you with a snapshot of how your agency adds up in each of our specialized auditing areas. Our audit services include a private coaching session with one of our experts explaining the findings. Let FMS help you find areas for improvement and opportunity.
Our Auditing Services Include:
Mock Audit and Consulting Services
Todayâ€™s demands on home health/hospice administrators are greater than ever with Medicare cuts and new protocols. With a comprehensive on-site evaluation of your agency, Foundation Management Services, Inc. can assist in building on your staffâ€™s strengths and recognizing your weaknesses through customized training and consulting. Our experienced staff will offer solutions and recommendations that will result in improved quality of care, cost-effective strategies and increased efficiencies.
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Under the current reimbursement system, there are no margins for error. FMS has the solution for accurate home care and hospice coding, sequencing, and optimal reimbursement. By partnering with an industry-leading service, your field staff and case managers will have more time to focus on quality patient care and proper documentation. Coding-To-Go gives your agency access to Certified Home Care & Hospice Coding Specialists (HCS-D & HCS-H), who are audited for accuracy.
Benefits of Coding-To-Go:
How to get started:
Even if you have dedicated coding staff, chances are your coders will take vacation days, have sick days, and sometimes need back-up support for an influx of new patients or difficult assessments. When that happens, call FMS for PRN help. Let FMS help you with all your outsource coding needs!
Welcome to the FMS Online University!
FMS Online University gives you the opportunity to choose from our ever-expanding online library. Our online education offers flexibility for your field clinicians to have access to education on demand.
FMS online training offers a comprehensive library providing training and education to most disciplines. You can choose online training to review a topic, to investigate a new specialty, or to gain in-depth knowledge. Training is rated by degree of difficulty and some are offered in a series.
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Does the majority of your staff need training? Let FMS come to you. Drawing from decades of experience, our team of experts provide onsite training in a wide variety of subject areas. This customizable education option is as cost-efficient as it is convenient.
Sample topics include:
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The Home Health Final Rule was published by CMS on October 31, 2020. There was no delay in the implementation of PDGM. It will begin as expected on January 1, 2020. In this FREE webinar we will discuss some of the highlights of the Final Rule.
November 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm central time
The PDGM: OASIS Guidance for Functional Impairment Assessment cheat sheet has detailed OASIS guidance for the completion of the eight items that contribute to the Functional Impairment payment adjustment. Accuracy of OASIS assessment of these specific items is vital to home health agencies under the new payment system beginning in January 2020. The guide is perfect for clinicians who complete OASIS assessments. A “Test Your Knowledge” section is useful for agencies to ensure clinicians have a good understanding of the many aspects of each OASIS item.
LUPA (Low Utilization Payment Adjustment) undergoes a major change with PDGM. The newly proposed LUPA thresholds will range from 2-6 visits within each 30-day period. Experts predict this one change will be a major stumbling block for home health agencies in 2020. This tool guides you through the LUPA maze and provides an audit tool to begin analyzing your current patients as you get your agency ready for PDGM.
This step-by-step workbook will guide users through each aspect of the complex PDGM payment system and assist in understanding of the elements that drive accurate reimbursement. Clinical groups with codes, comorbidity codes/code groups, tables and additional data are provided in a color-coded, easy to read format. Agencies can use it to educate their coders, clinicians, and other staff on how the elements work together to establish the correct HIPPS code. It’s a must-have for agency managers and coders.
PDGM introduces a new method of comorbidity adjustment to the case-mix calculation for payment. This cheat sheet is essential for home health managers, clinical staff and coders. It explains the process, provides useful tips, and details which diagnoses codes apply to the designed comorbidity groups and where they fall into the low and high categories.
Functional impairments is another component of payment adjustment under PDGM. Seven OASIS items – M1800-M1860 and M1033– determine how many PDGM points are received. Functional assessment is commonly underscored by assessing clinicians. OASIS accuracy is more important than ever. This Functional Impairments cheat sheet explains the generation of points and gives tips for patient assessment.