Home care can be tricky and you simply can’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
Today’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 staff’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:
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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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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.
Clinical groups is an important aspect of the establishment of the Medicare home health patient’s reimbursement under Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). This cheat sheet describes the groupings under PDGM and expected reimbursement for each group with important tips on coding to ensure accurate reimbursement.
Home health billing, as we know it, will undergo a dramatic change on January 1, 2020. The financial viability of home health agencies is dependent on preparation and implementation of new billing processes. The PDGM: Agency Billing Cheat Sheet will help your billing staff understand the changes on the horizon. This cheat is an essential tool for your personnel who perform agency billing.
Changes in the home care regulations often lead to confusion and many concerns from referral sources. Our experts at FMS created an easy to read tool that covers each major area of PDGM and how that specific area affects the referral source. Arm your clinicians and sales team with this product today. This tool can be purchased in an easy 50 page tear-away pad for your agency needs.
The Patient-Driven Grouping Model is set to go into effect January 1, 2020. Utilize this comprehensive tool to navigate the PDGM by understanding the payment system, admission and timing, comorbidity adjustments, therapy utilization and how PDGM differs from PPS. Our cheat sheets are full-color and laminated in an easy to understand format for employees on the go.
Coding to Go is the premiere outsourced coding service in home health and hospice.
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