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By Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Program forms for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
CMS Medicare Learning Center
By Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Provides web-based training and other products relating to Medicare. Registration required.
By Caring in Community, Inc.. An electronic medical record (EMR) designed for PC, Apple and Linux environments, these open source templates run within the database program FileMaker©. Download a trial copy of Filemaker and then install Cottage Med. It includes appointment scheduling, patient registration, paper billing with the option to convert to electronic claims, basic accounting functions, patient tracking, prescription writing, and dictation of notes.
CPT Online Code/Value Search
By American Medical Association. Gives personal/noncommercial users of CPT the opportunity to perform CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) code searches and obtain information about Medicare's relative value payment amount associated with the codes. Searches can be performed using 5 digit CPT code numbers or key word(s) in the code description.
Flash Code ICD/DRG Coding Software
By Medical Coding & Compliance Solutions, LLC (MCCS). ICD-9-CM/DRG coding software. Search by code, description, or keyword.
MED Medical Billing Software
By Ronald B Parks, LLC. MED is a multi-user, network-ready medical office billing program. MED is fully functional but the free version is limited to 50 patients.
MediaLab Medicare Compliance for Clinical Labs
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course helps employees understand the basic elements of a voluntary compliance program; helps prevent fraud and abuse from occurring in the laboratory and tells the consequences of violating the law and the compliance policies of the laboratory; and helps employees recognize compliance problems and issues.
By Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Tools and resources to assist with Medicare and Medicaid.
Minimum Data Set (MDS) 2.0
By Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Assists computer software designers in meeting State and Federal requirements for Medicare and Medicaid nursing facilities concerning the encoding and electronic transmission of MDS 2.0 assessments. These nursing facilities must complete, record, encode and transmit the MDS for all residents in their facility, regardless of age, diagnosis, length of stay or payment category.
By Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Medicare Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) is used to measure patient outcomes. This site reports state and national mean values for all outcome measures included in the Outcome-Based Quality Improvement and Outcome-Based Quality Monitoring Reports that are available to home health providers from CMS.
By Synitech Incorporated. A modular, HIPAA compliant, Open Source, cross-platform Electronic Medical Records system (EMRS). It facilitates efficient office management through automated patient record journaling and billing integration, and has been successfully integrated with third-party technologies including speech recognition, secure wireless access, touch screen portables, and biometric authentication. Interface screens are customizable and optimized for consistency, simplicity, speed of access to patient information, and minimum eye strain.
OSCAR (Open Source Clinical Application Resource)
By McMaster University. Oscar is a set of Clinic Applications, Clinic Resources, and electronic patient records, developed using Open Source Tools. Modules include: Office Automation (Appointment Scheduling, Billing, Referral, Messaging); Electronic Patient Record (Patient Profile, Encounter Record, Forms, Clinical Resource Database, Electronic Document Management); and Decision Support Tools (Evidence-based Antenatal Planner, Evidence-based Assessment Records for Long-Term Care, Link with Web Search Engines).
By Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). RAVEN is a computerized data entry system for long term care facilities that offers users the ability to collect Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessments in a database and transmit those assessments in CMS-standard format to your State database. The data entry software imports and exports data in standard MDS record format, maintains facility, resident, and employee information, enforces data integrity via rigorous edit checks, and provides comprehensive on-line help. It includes a data dictionary, RUGs and RAPs calculators, and your state section S form, if CMS has approved that form.
By Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). RAVEN-SB is a computerized data entry system for swing bed, skilled- nursing facilities that offers users the ability to collect SB-MDS (Swing Bed-Minimum Data Set) assessments in a database and transmit those assessments in CMS-standard format to the National Assessment Collection Database. The data entry software imports and exports data in standard SB-MDS record format, maintains facility, patient, and employee information, enforces data integrity via rigorous edit checks, and provides comprehensive on-line help. It includes a data dictionary, RUG-III and HIPPS code calculators.