Unexpected or prolonged vacancies in PPS Coordination can have significant financial impact on your IRF. Accurate capture of Impairment Groups, Comorbid Conditions and initial FIM scores assures appropriate reimbursement. Timely completion of the discharge data and transmission of the final information to CMS improves the organization's ability to submit bills and improve cash flow.
IRF - Interim PPS Coordination
Images & Associates is a nationally recognized consulting firm that specializes in services to Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities including: operational assessment and improvement, compliance review, medical records audits, billing and coding review and support, and audit defense. As such, Images is uniquely qualified to assist the organization with interim support for these services pending the organization’s identification of a PPS Coordinator who would be trained to complete these tasks.
Whether you use UDSmr or eRehabData, we are familiar with the software and can assist you with:
- Initial completion of the IRF-PAI document and establishment of the correct initial CMG
- Coordination with Coding staff to identify and code key comorbid conditions that would support the IRF claim and provide potential for Tier level payment.
- Discharge review of the medical record to identify correct discharge FIMs along with entry of this data into the IRF-PAI document via the software;
- Communication with and coordination of the capture of key information required for final billing (Discharge disposition, Final CMG) with Coding and Billing staff.