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3M to Release Cloud-based CAC App for Small Hospitals
3M Health Information Managment will make a cloud-hosted computer-assisted coding software for small hospitals available commercially in November. In an article for Health Data Management, Garri Garrison, 3M, describes the testing process that went into creating health information management software for small hospitals.
Prepare Now for Possible Meaningful Use Audits
In an interview with Journal of AHIMA, Amy Sheide, 3M, explains that the time to prepare for possible meaningful use audits is now.
Sutter to go live with ICD-10 early
While many in the industry are nervous about complying with ICD-10 implementation deadline of October 2014, Sutter Health is planning to flip that switch months ahead of time. JaeLynn Williams, 3M Health Information Systems, explains in an interview with Government Health IT why many large health networks will proceed in a similar fashion.
Medicare Payment Penalties for Unrelated Readmissions Require Second Look
3M's Richard F. Averill, Norbert Goldfield, MD, and John S. Hughes, MD discuss criticism of CMS's Hospital Readmissions Program and the need for CMS to reassess its all-cause readmission policy and move toward a policy that meets the intent of the Affordable Care Act in a recent article from HFM Magazine.
Novant Health to begin dual coding effort using 3M, Epic products
Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health is expected to begin a dual coding effort across its hospitals beginning in January 2014, according to Laura Pait, Novant's senior director of health information management. Pait said Novant uses coding software from 3M that can retain two sets of codes which will help monitor coder progress and also provide material for future tests with payers.