KLAS Report Recognizes 3M as Top Performer in Computer-Assisted Coding
|A new report published by KLAS Research gives 3M Health Information Systems the highest overall performance score among vendors for its inpatient computer-assisted coding (CAC) technology. The 3M 360 Encompass System, which integrates and automates coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) processes, received the highest marks for positive impact on coder productivity, case mix index, “discharged not final billed” (DNFB) days, and overall cost of coding.
Learn more about 3M CAC technology and read the full press release here.
What’s so important about thinking beyond ICD-10 compliance?
Getting to ICD-10 compliance is a key milestone for health systems, hospitals, and physician practices, but that doesn't mean that the work is done. In an interview with EHR Intelligence, JaeLynn Williams, 3M, explains why compliance is just the beginning when staying competitive in this new healthcare environment.
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.