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New 3M 360 Encompass System – Professional Promotes Accurate and Compliant Professional Fee Coding

Salt Lake City, Utah (October 17, 2016)—3M Health Information Systems is expanding its market-leading 3M 360 Encompass System platform to introduce 3M 360 Encompass System – Professional, the industry’s first encounter-based professional fee coding solution. The new software brings the power of 3M’s computer-assisted coding, physician query capability and reporting to coding and billing for physician services, helping professional coders improve productivity, boost compliance and decrease claim denials.

Read the full press release here.

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3M and Verily Life Sciences Collaborate to Develop Population Health Measurement Technology for Healthcare Providers and Payers
3M Health Information Systems and Verily Life Sciences (formerly Google Life Sciences), an Alphabet company, announced that they have entered into a strategic agreement to develop new population health measurement technology for managing clinical and financial performance.

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When Jobs met Wozniak: partnerships as the catalyst for healthcare 3.0
Partnerships like that of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak bring together unique and complementary strengths that can act as a catalyst for innovation in any field. In this commentary for Becker's Hospital Review, 3M Health Information Systems President JaeLynn Williams explores how these kinds of partnerships can impact the future of healthcare delivery and payment.

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The ICD-10 Saga—Lost Years and Hard Lessons
If the transition to ICD-10 is any indication of the course of future updates to our basic healthcare data infrastructure, it is important to understand the tactics and motivation behind the policy debate and the campaign to stop ICD-10 implementation.

A new commentary from Rich Averill in the Journal of AHIMA examines arguments from ICD-10 proponents and opponents alike and discusses takeaway lessons from the transition that the industry can employ for future policy changes.

Read the full commentary in the Journal of AHIMA.

MIPS: Will You Earn More or Less Money?
Starting January 2016, most physicians in Medicare will have to report quality mesures under a new program called the Merit-Based Incetive Payment System (MIPS). Many details of the MIPS program won't be known until the final rule is issued. However, experts in measurement programs have been drawing many tentative conclusions. In this article from Medscape, 3M's L. Gordon Moore, MD provides answers to some physician concerns about MIPS.

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