A quick reference to the many acronyms in Home Health & Hospice
A tool for identifying the important elements & requirements of the ADR process
A reference guide on how your agency can help with ACP conversations
A reference for communication, safety & behavior management
A tool to help increase the comfort & safety of your patients
An easy to follow guide for family to make the best choice for optimum care
A tool for understanding & identifying important elements & requirements for CERT
The Super Bundle includes our entire collection of over 75 laminated, full-color cheat sheets.
A brief discussion of overall function w/ color diagrams of MI & CVD
A guide with suggestions for the most common inpatient surgery
This cheat sheet bundle has vital tools for interpreting and implementing the new Conditions of Participation for home health. Our industry experts have done the work for you! Cheat sheets included are : Patient Notices & Deadlines Infection & HCA Supervision Review and Revision of the PoC and Coordination of Care
This tool takes a closer look at the new home health Conditions of Participation 484.70 Infection Prevention and Control and 484.80 (h) Home Health Aide services. Understanding what must be done for each and the timelines of these requirements is essential. Also included are suggested policies, if needed for these.
A tool that decodes the new COPs & focuses on patient notices and deadlines
This cheat sheet focuses on the Review and Revision of the Plan of Care CoP 484.60(c) and Coordination of Care CoP 484.60(d). These topics interpret required physician, caregiver and patient communication regarding the patient’s health status, education and care plan.
A tool w/ a list of medications, a sleep cycle chart, & possible causes
A best practice tool w/ signs, symptoms and the geriatric depression scale
A best practice tool w/ risk examples & info on M2250 & more
A reference guide for overall functions, common conditions & coding tips
A reference guide w/ suggestions for additional information to achieve the best codes
An overview of the system w/ color diagrams & coding tips
A tool to understand regulatory requirements w/ facts, tips, exceptions & special circumstances
A reference guide explaining the hopsIce specific requirements of F2F
A best practice tool w/ fall risk assessment, timed up and go, & more
A reference tool w/ a list and descriptions of new G codes
An overview of the system w/ color diagrams, chronic issues, & tips
A best practice tool for understanding heart failure, signs, symptoms & treatment
A quick reference for understanding the relationship of HIPPS & HHRG w/ audit tool
A tool to aid in compliance w/ regulations for HHCCN, ABN, & NOMNC
A tool to identify the most important components of patient experience w/ FAQ’s, & tips
This valuable bundle includes 41 laminated, full color cheat sheets from the Home Health series ($1135 value).
A tool to help achieve accurate data collection for optimal quality measures
The Emergency Preparedness Checklist is a quick reference cheat sheet to the federal regulations and e-tags. This cheat sheet is a great tool for the new employee or anyone familiarizing themselves with the federal regulations and wanting to check off each requirement ensuring compliance.
An overview of PAE’s role in state survey protocols w/ tips for accurate OASIS
The CMS definition of homebound w/ non-homebound indicators & tips on documentation
A quick reference for accurate billing
This value bundle includes all 21 cheat sheets from the Hospice cheat sheet series.
A tool to help choose the correct codes and avoid denials
A compliance tool that contrasts proper use and misuse of GIP
A tool for commonly used diagnoses & tips to avoid errors
A tool to understand, how, where, why and status of person injured
Once again, the Quality of Patient Care Star Rating is changing! Effective with the April 2019 Home Health Compare, the QoPC Star Rating quality measures will replace the “Drug Education on All Medications Provided to Patient/Caregiver” process measure with the “Improvement in Management of Oral Medications” outcome measure. Take advantage of this cheat sheet to dig deeply into OASIS item M2020 – optimize this important outcome measure!
An anatomy & physiology overview of this system w/ a color diagram as well as tips & codes
A tool for using ICF language in clinical records
Facts & tips to ensure proper coding for medical necessity
A tool to help in an appeal of a denial and how to avoid them in the future
A reference guide for decoding medical terminology w/ prefixes and suffixes
A guide to the latest changes and how they impact your agency
A guide to the most common 7th characters, A, D, & S
An overview of the system w/ color diagrams and coding tips
A guide for nurses aid best practices w/ tips, abbreviations, responsibilities, & more
A quick reference cheat sheet to improve patient care w/ wound care, pain management, nutrition & more
Charts & guidelines to assess and alleviate these issues
A quick reference cheat sheet of payer diagnosis, time points, due dates & conventions
An audit tool for SOC & recertification to ensure accuracy & consistency
This tool describes the obstacles & mitigates risk of inadequate/inaccurate documentation
Effective January 2019, there are several additions, revisions, and deletions from the OASIS dataset. Gain an understanding of these changes and their impact on the Comprehensive Assessment with the OASIS-D Cheat Sheet. Included topics include the influence of the IMPACT Act on OASIS changes, details regarding the new GG and J items, and a complete listing of OASIS deletions & associated changes in assessment strategies.
Effective January 2019, there are several additions, revisions, and deletions from the OASIS dataset. This cheat sheet will help OASIS clinicians compare and contrast GG0130 and GG0170 with M18xx ADL/IADL items. Its purpose is to review item-specific definitions, coding tips, and relevant OASIS-D conventions. Also included is a detailed “compare & contrast” of the focus/scope of each GG & M activity in order to identify similarities and differences.
This cheat sheet addresses deletions and changes in the Pressure Ulcer items, changes in the publicly reported pressure ulcer Outcome Measure (calculated in OASIS-D with M1311 instead of M1313), and includes a table to help answer the question required by M1311 at Discharge, “Was this pressure ulcer that is present at Discharge also present at the most recent SOC/ROC?”
Tool to help properly assess & treat pain w/ flow sheet, medications & dosing quantities
Best Practices for M2250a & tips for assessments, goals, orders & documentation
Major changes have been proposed for the Home Health Prospective Payment System including the Patient Driven Grouping Model.
The Therapy Services & PDGM cheat sheet outlines how therapy services with the home health patient will be determined under the Proposed Driven Grouping Model, if the rule is finalized. In addition, other important aspects including comorbidity adjustments, admission and timing and the proposed 30 day unit of payment are explained.
PDGM Overview gives you the must haves of the proposed Patient Driven Grouping Model under the 2019 Proposed Regulations, should this rule be finalized. This full-color, laminated cheat sheet is in a format that is easy to read and understand, highlighting the changes that may affect agency reimbursement. If implemented, the PDGM would become effective January 1, 2020.
An auditing to to prepare your agency personnel charts for a survey
Useful templates, interviewing techniques, management guidelines & hospice note
A quick reference that identifies medications side effects that affect outcomes
An outline of the process of billing CMS for supervision of an agency or patient
A best practice guide from OASIS focused on M2250 & M2401
A quick reference for accurate & timely billing
A best practice tool w/ risk factors, tips, & OASIS pressure ulcer guide
A best practice tool w/ ulcer staging system, care plan implementation and more
ADRs are a confusing process! FMS has bundled 2 of our most popular cheat sheets to help navigate the ADR response process.
A quick reference for addressing the elements of QAPI
These 13 cheat sheets give you an introduction to the OASIS Process & Quality Measures and help your staff understand how to implement quality care and best practices regarding Process and Quality Measures
Details the common reasons for recert & the requirement for the Physician Recert Statement
Tips to recruit and retain excellent staff using multiple methods
Review Claim Demonstration (RCD) has been proposed by CMS as a result of findings that showed extensive evidence of fraud and abuse in the Medicare home health program and is also an attempt to revise the Pre-Claim Review (PCR) Demonstration. This cheat sheet is a helpful tool for identifying the important elements and requirements of RCD and includes tips to help prepare your agency.
Helps evaluate the 9 key areas that affect star rating w/ specific tips for the 5 outcome items
A unique map to star rating concepts of quality episode, OASIS items & quality measures
An aide for therapists completing OASIS w/ tips for verbal order
Tools and tips for consistency of care and & assessment of treatment
A multipurpose tool designed to allow physical therapists to manage PT and OT visits
A guide to ensure clinicians are asking the right questions for therapy indicators
A quick reference to the latest therapy regulations w/ goals, G-codes and more
A guide through the updated rules for stable/non-stable glycemic control patients
A guide to the importance of vaccines & how they are administered
A quick reference w/ goals, scoring methods, measures & payment model
A tool to evaluate your assessment w/ response specific tips for VBP
A reference for wounds by type, assessment strategies & healing processes
A quick reference for common Z codes for any coder
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.
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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.
Link to FMS University here!
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.
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