National Rehabilitation Awareness Week
In celebration of National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration Week (September 21-27), UDSMR acknowledges all rehabilitation facilities for your ongoing efforts to improve quality of care and quality of life for your patients. For over 26 years, you have helped us make functional assessment an essential part of both the culture and the day to day activities of rehabilitation. As always, we appreciate the opportunity to serve you.
IRF-PAI Training Manual effective 10/1/2014
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CMS releases FY 2015 Final Rule
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UDSMR's Comment Letter to CMS regarding IRF Proposed Rule
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Validity and Reliability of the FIM® Instrument
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The FIM® Instrument: Its Background, Structure, and Usefulness
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Measurement article co-authored by Dr. Carl Granger and Paulette Niewczyk, MPH, PhD

FIM® Bibliography
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UDSMR is a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Since its inception in 1987, UDSMR has provided the most comprehensive rehabilitation data to the industry. Dr. Carl V. Granger, executive director of both UDSMR and the Center for Functional Assessment Research, is the father of The FIM System®.
  • UDSMR maintains the world’s largest database for medical rehabilitation outcomes.

  • Facilities worldwide use UDSMR’s measurement system to document patient functionality throughout medical rehabilitation.

  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) adopted UDSMR’s FIM™ instrument for the IRF-PPS.

  • UDSMR® products are widely used for CARF accreditation and meet The Joint Commission’s criteria for inclusion in the accreditation process.

  • UDSMR is the vendor of choice for approximately 70% of the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) industry.

Upcoming Events
May 1, 2014 - October 30, 2014
UDS-PRO® Educational Webinar Series
Several important sessions offered. 
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September 9 - October 7, 2014
WeeFIM® Webinar Series: Perfecting Your WeeFIM® Accuracy
5 session webinar series.
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October 22-24, 2014
UDS-PRO® Regional Workshops: Dallas-Ft. Worth
3 workshops offered including ICD-10 Coding
Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX More...

November 6-7, 2014
PPS Coordinators Boot Camp
Very popular 2-day workshop offered.
Buffalo, NY More...

November 10-12, 2014
PPS Coordinator Certification
Popular 3-day certification prep course.
Chicago, IL More...

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