About Consulting
UDSMR’s department of education, training, and consultation, commonly known as “ETC,” offers an integrated suite of services designed to enhance every aspect of an IRF’s compliance efforts and rehabilitation program management:

Chart audits, including Medicare Benefit Policy Manual audits IGC and ICD-9-CM coding resources and training
IRF-PAI and UB-04 coding and compliance reviews Documentation strategies and resources
Pre-admission audits, training, and resources PPS coordinator training and certification
PEM Consultation Onsite PPS Coordinators Consult
Census development Staff training (FIM® ratings and IRF-PAI coding)
Outcomes management FIM® rating practices
Revenue capture and enhancement Performance improvement
Performance benchmarking CARF survey preparation
60% rule compliance Rehabilitation nursing documentation and training
Physician consultation Clinical and financial turnaround
Appeals management Physician resources

Unrivaled Coding, Clinical Documentation, and FIM® Instrument Expertise
As the developers of the FIM® instrument and the impairment group codes embedded in the IRF-PAI, UDSMR has no equal in expertise. Our training and consultation services are the most expertly performed in the industry. We have the tools to guide every aspect of staff training, documentation, and Medicare compliance.

We can transform your FIM® data into a powerful tool for operational decision making. Utilizing our vast database and reporting capabilities, our consultants will work with you to select real-time reports and benchmarks that will drive program performance and outcomes management. Our clinical orientation emphasizes staff buy-in at all levels and links clinical interventions with program outcomes.

Do you face challenges with patient referrals, “reasonable and necessary” Medicare criteria, and correct medical record documentation? These factors can sometimes threaten the very existence of an IRF program. Our consultants will work with your organization to create a successful turnaround plan and assist in its implementation.

UDSMR: The Rehabilitation Standard

To learn how we can tailor our expertise to your program, contact Carol Harper at 716-817-7823.