About The FIM System® Click here for a product brochure
The FIM System® is a an outcomes management program for skilled nursing facilities, subacute facilities, long-term care hospitals, Veterans Administration programs, international rehabilitation hospitals, and other related venues of care. The FIM System® enables providers and programs to document the severity of patient disability and the results of medical rehabilitation and establishes a common measure for the comparison of rehabilitation outcomes.

The FIM System® provides an established means of collecting rehabilitation data in a consistent manner. It allows clinicians to follow changes in the functional status of their patients from the start of rehabilitative care through discharge and follow-up.

At the core of The FIM System® is the FIM™ instrument, a valid and proven rating tool that can be administered quickly and uniformly. Long regarded as the gold standard for measuring function, the FIM™ instrument is widely recognized by, and familiar to, most rehabilitative staff. This familiarity, coupled with minimal administrative burden, makes implementation easy, and subscribers can produce meaningful reports soon after.

By combining FIM™ assessments with clinical, financial, and demographic data, subscribers can

  • evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of their rehabilitation programs;
  • manage team conferences and enhance case management with the help of FIM™ profile reports;
  • support communication with stakeholders, including families, payers, referral sources, and governance; and
  • generate data for the accreditation processes of The Joint Commission, CARF, and other regulatory agencies.
In the interest of accuracy and fairness, UDSMR maintains separate databases for each of the respective venues, ensuring that subscribers receive the most appropriate comparative reports.




SNF/Subacute

Since 1994, UDSMR has offered skilled nursing and subacute providers a valid and reliable way to monitor the effectiveness of their distinct short-term rehabilitation programs. The brevity of the patient assessment form, the FIM-PAI™ Coding Form vS, and the robust nature of the UDS-FIMi™ software provide subscribers with a powerful, value-based outcomes management system that can be quickly and easily implemented.

UDS-FIMi™ software features:
  • Pre-admission and referral source tracking
  • Patient satisfaction module
  • FIM™ profile reports
  • Customizable fields
  • Import/export features with optional HL7 interfacing
  • RUG information
  • Real-time reports, including specific marketing reports
UDS-FIMi™ software requirements:
  • IBM-compatible PC with a Pentium P4 processor (1GHz or higher)
  • Video card capable of supporting 1024 x 768 resolution
  • 256MB RAM (Windows® XP) or 128MB RAM (all other OS) (minimum requirements)
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
  • Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® 7.0 or later
  • Internet T1 or fractional T1 DSL Internet connection
Your subscription includes the following:
  • FIM-PAI™ Coding Form vS
  • UDS-FIMi™ software
  • Standard and severity-adjusted CMG quarterly facility reports
  • The FIM PAI™ Clinical Guide vS, Version 1.0
  • UDSMR® credentialing services, including credentialing exam

As easy as 1, 2, 3!

  • After receiving a signed agreement from your facility, UDSMR will send an implementation kit to your facility.
  • Once you have successfully accessed your UDS-FIMi™ account, you can explore the many features of the system and begin data entry.
  • Review clinical materials to prepare clinicians for implementation and the credentialing process.
  • Assessments are performed upon admission and discharge. Interim and follow-up assessments are optional.
  • Immediately following data entry, you can create numerous real-time data reports that help you facilitate care planning, team meetings, and management decisions.
  • Each quarter, you will receive national benchmark reports that provide comprehensive data for evaluating your program.
If you are interested in learning more about our subscription package, please contact our sales department at 716-817-7875 or subscriptioninfo@udsmr.org.




LTCH

UDSMR has long recognized the importance of long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) in the post-acute care continuum. LTCHs have used the FIM™ instrument to monitor the functional improvement of some of the most impaired patients for more than 14 years. UDSMR’s LTCH subscribers are a mix of medical and rehab LTCH models. UDSMR’s national database for long-term care hospitals is specific to hospitals with average lengths of stay of 25 days or more.

FIMware® software features:

  • Patient satisfaction module
  • FIM™ profile reports
  • Customizable fields
  • Import/export features with optional HL7 interfacing
  • RUG information
  • Real-time reports, including specific marketing reports

FIMware® software requirements:

  • IBM-compatible PC with a Pentium P4 processor (1GHz or higher)
  • Video card capable of supporting 1024 x 768 resolution
  • 256MB RAM (Windows® XP) or 128MB RAM (all other OS) (minimum requirements)

Your subscription includes the following:

  • Standard and severity-adjusted FRG quarterly facility reports
  • The Clinical Guide for the Uniform Data Set for Medical Rehabilitation (Including the FIM™ Instrument)
  • FIMware® User Guide (software manual)
  • Version 5.2 of the FIMware® software
  • Credentialing services, including our credentialing exam