See Financial Opportunity in MEDPAR Data
||Every year, MEDPAR data is released to the public. Hundreds of entities use this data to make assessments of a hospital’s performance, often making their findings public. And every year, 3M helps hospitals make this data actionable by analyzing it with the 3M™ APR-DRG™ Classification System. This video provides a quick look at some key performance indicators hospitals review every year. You can see how your hospital’s reputation may be impacted and learn about potential financial opportunities indicated by your data.
To sign up for your own free MEDPAR review with 3M experts, visit www.3Mhis.com/mydata
Revitalizing your CDI program
How do you know if your clinical documentation improvement program needs revitalizing? In this video, Simone Gravesande, senior project manager, 3M Consulting Services, helps organizations evaluate the state of their CDI programs.
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Estimating the Cost of Conversion to ICD-10 for a Small Physician Office
A study published in the Journal of AHIMA presents new data on the cost of ICD-10 conversion for small physician practices. The authors -- Thomas C. Kravis, MD, Susan Belley, M Ed, RHIA, Donna M. Smith, RHIA, and Richard F. Averill, MS, all with 3M Health Information Systems -- examined the elements of a successful ICD-10 conversion, including training, code books, end to end testing, and super bill conversion. The study determined that costs, time, and resources required by physician offices ranged from $1,960 - $5,900, which is dramatically lower than initially estimated.
3M Awarded Analytics Contract for Rhode Island’s All-Payer Claims Database
State governments are leading efforts to transform U.S. healthcare delivery from a fragmented system focused on caring for the sick to a coordinated system that promotes preventive care and achieves higher quality at lower cost. The latest innovation comes from the State of Rhode Island, which has launched the Rhode Island All-Payer Claims Database (RI-APCD), a new initiative that will provide data about hospital quality and cost to help consumers make informed healthcare decisions and become active participants in managing their own care. 3M Health Information Systems has been selected as the analytics firm for the RI-APCD and will provide quality assurance, data management, analytics, access and reporting of RI-APCD data.
Dual Coding for Pro Fee Services
What does an ICD-10 dual coding environment look like in the pro fee setting? Join 3M's Edward J. Lowry for a free webinar demonstrating 3M℠ CodeRyte℠ System and how it can help familiarize coding management, physicians, and CDI staff with the most frequently used ICD-10 codes.
Transcription Gaps Pose Problems
Quality assurance (QA) programs are essential for thoroughly reviewing a patient’s narrative and demographic data, so why don’t they get more attention? Jill Devrick, MPA, president of the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) and product solutions advisor for 3M HIS, discusses QA and her efforts to generate support for a QA benchmarking survey in this article from For the Record.