Feb 16 2017
Quality Checks on Physician Documentation
An effective clinical documentation improvement program encompasses far more than querying for discrepancies or missing documentation. CDI must ensure physician documentation is fully supported by the patient record. Donna Smith of 3M Consulting Services will explore crucial oversight processes, audit techniques, escalation policies, and 2017 ICD-10-CM guidelines—all to provide practical steps you can take to achieve compliance.
Ready to learn more about quality checks for physician documentation.
Dec 08 2016
Using pediatric/neonatal quality indicators
Like quality indicators for the adult population, pediatric indicators use administrative data to establish validity, detect bias and adjust for risk. But many quality indicators for chronic diseases in adults simply don't apply. The Pediatric Quality Indicators (PQIs) focus on indicators such as heart surgery mortality, respiratory failure and postoperative sepsis applied specifically to children.
This webinar was held on December 8. You can access an archive here.
Nov 14 2016
Making sense of MACRA
Have you been leafing through all 2,000+ pages of the Final Rule? Scouring the internet to understand which changes will truly impact your bottom line?
Save yourself time and learn how your system can succeed under the new guidelines. Attend our live webinar on November 14, 1 p.m. ET, presented by Nathan M. Bays, Esquire, general counsel and executive director of The Health Management Academy.
This webinar was held on November 14. You can access an archive here.
Oct 13 2016
The quality quest heats up: Are you in the running?
As quality-dependent compliance and reimbursement increase, the pressure is on to find sophisticated solutions to capture accurate quality metrics. It’s no longer enough to try to improve patient care with old, and sometimes inaccurate, quality data. Moving the needle on clinical performance requires timely performance feedback—ideally while the patient is still in the hospital.
Please join us on Thursday, October 13 at 1 p.m. ET for a complimentary webinar on the quality functions available in the 3M™ 360 Encompass™ System. Learn how the platform delivers rich, reliable data on quality performance to enable a robust quality review process in real time. We will also discuss how the 3M 360 Encompass technology empowers organizations to both identify risks and pinpoint opportunities.
Sep 13 2016
Second Session: Sepsis—the new CMS Core Measure. Is your organization ready?
Core Measures: We all know they are essential for improving patient outcomes and receiving complete and accurate reimbursement from CMS.
Now that sepsis (the body’s life-threatening response to infection) is a CMS Core Measure, identifying and documenting sepsis accurately are going to directly influence your organization’s reimbursement. The challenge is that the requirements for sepsis are very specific; it is often difficult for coders, CDI specialists and physicians to know exactly how and when to diagnose and code it.
In this exclusive webinar, 3M’s Krysten Brooks will outline exactly how and when to recognize, diagnose and code sepsis, so that your organization can be prepared to meet the CMS Core Measure requirements.
This webinar was held September 13. You can access an archive here.
Sep 07 2016
Scary backlog? Staffing gaps? Take this webinar and call 3M in the morning
Got the coding Backlog Blues? 3M℠ CodeRyte℠ CodeComplete℠ Services can bring you coding relief and help speed up your professional fee revenue cycle.
3M CodeComplete is our fully outsourced service that offers a 48-hour turnaround time for coded medical records. 3M’s team of certified coders are experts in:
• Medical and surgical coding for technical and professional services
• CPT® coding, ICDs, DRGs, APCs and associated modifiers
• PQRS codes and modifiers
Sound good? See how 3M CodeComplete can fit into your organization.
This webinar was held on September 7. You can access an archive here.
Aug 31 2016
Physicians using the right codes? You sure?
With thousands of codes, bundling rules, modifiers, global windows, patient types and payer rules, even well-intentioned coders and physicians incorrectly identify service levels. Additionally, most physician practices don’t have the bandwidth to systematically audit and compare clinical documentation to the selected codes.
The most challenging of all? E/M coding.
Join us on Wednesday, August 31 at 1 p.m. ET for a complimentary webinar on the intersection of technology and coding compliance. Learn how natural language processing technology is helping strengthen E/M coding compliance and boost the auditing process. See how automated reviews can safeguard appropriate reimbursement, lessen your compliance risk and establish best practices.
This webinar was held on August 31. You can access an archive here.
Aug 04 2016
Leveraging data to reduce potentially preventable complications
As payment becomes increasingly performance based, both providers and payers are looking closely at data around Potentially Preventable Complications (PPCs). High-volume complications such as secondary pneumonia or catheter-related urinary tract infections can have significant impact on hospital length-of-stay and other factors that impact healthcare costs and the quality of patient care.
This webinar will explore PPC methodology, identify current industry practices, and provide an in-depth look at selected PPCs that have the most impact, including inclusion and exclusion criteria.
Ready to learn more about how PPC methodology can impact your organization’s reimbursement and clinical outcomes?
This webinar was held on August 4. You can access an archive here.
Jul 20 2016
How your approach to quality impacts total performance scores
The advent of value-based purchasing and PSI 90 demands more efficient collaboration between HIM, CDI, and Quality teams to improve hospital quality metrics and methodology.
There are four domains that impact the Total Performance Score (TPS) and these reflect the hospital quality and adjustments are made to hospitals’ payments based on their performance. The four domains include Patient and Caregiver-Centered Experience of Care/Care Coordination, Safety, Clinical Care and Efficiency and Cost Reduction. The safety domain, which includes PSI 90 and some specific infections, will be 20% of the TPS in FY2017 and 25% in FY 2018.
This webinar will walk you through the Total Performance Score calculation and how the Value-Based Purchasing Program measures will impact payment.
This webinar was held on July 20. You can access an archive here.
Jun 27 2016
The intersection of data quality and your reimbursement
The healthcare landscape is changing in ways that will alter your reimbursement, and much of the change centers on the quality of your data. Alternative payment models, MIPS, government NCD and LCD policy changes – it’s hard to keep up with the acronyms, terminology and fast-changing regulatory landscape, but 3M can help.
Join our upcoming webinar to learn about what makes a quality data foundation and its current and future effects on your reimbursement. Learn how physician and coder audits can help you understand your current status and how to prepare for future changes.
This webinar was held on June 27. You can access an archive here.
May 25 2016
Effective strategies for managing special needs populations within value-based care
Special needs populations require special care. This calls for services that address mental health and substance abuse issues, certain comorbidities, economic disadvantages, housing instability, minorities, frail elderly, and chronically sick children. These members may also face unique challenges accessing care, such as lack of transportation.
The problem for health plans? These services generally cost more, especially if care is not managed appropriately. When reimbursement is tied to clinical outcomes, it's particularly important for providers to have access to these services so they can be successful under value-based payment.
This webinar explores how health plans can deliver care that is affordable, safe and accessible for special populations.
This webinar was held on May 25. You can access an archive here.
May 11 2016
What you don’t know about physician payment CAN hurt you!
This webinar will help you sort through the alphabet soup of physician reimbursement and profiling models. We will explore PQRS (Physician Quality Reporting System), Value Based Modifiers, and the new physician payment models that are part of Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). MACRA eliminated the sustainable growth rate payment model, and will replace it with two new payment models: MIPS (Merit Based Incentive Payment Systems) and APMs (Alternate Payment Models). In this session, 3M reimbursement expert Cheryll Rogers will help you master the terminology, and help you identify how to prepare your revenue cycle for this value-based payment program. Think you don’t have to worry until 2019? Think again.
Join us to learn how revenue cycle leaders can prepare today.
This webinar was held on May 11. You can access an archive here.
Apr 07 2016
Improving your performance score under value-based purchasing
We’re into the third year with value-based purchasing (VBP) and many health systems are still receiving negative payment adjustments. What can HIM, CDI and quality leaders do to improve performance?
This webinar will help you learn industry best practices and better understand:
• Components of your total performace score
• Risk adjustment and its financial impact
• Hierarchical condition categories (HCCs)
• How HCCs are used in population health management and value-based purchasing
• How disease management and reporting affect risk scores
This webinar was held on April 7. You can access an archive here.
Mar 30 2016
ICD-10 has been with us for almost six months. Now what?
Let’s take a minute and examine where you are now with your coding operations and the status of your operational metrics. Your team adapted (hopefully), but your volume continues to grow – and your staff isn’t. Or maybe operating costs are declining but your coding backlog is ballooning. You know it’s mission-critical to a healthy organization, but are you confident your pro fee coding is compliant? What codes work well in achieving the correct specificity? How well does computer-assisted coding work for pro fee?
Find out how 3M’s outpatient coding services are designed to answer these questions and more. Applying current quality standards, our certified coding experts can code notes from radiology, cardiology, pathology, IR/VIR, ED, E/M and many other specialties.
This webinar was held on March 30. You can access an archive here.
Mar 10 2016
Driving quality outcomes with 3M APR DRG methodology
Never underestimate the power of knowing exactly how sick your patients are. The ability to accurately measure severity of illness (SOI) and risk of mortality (ROM) drives both quality outcomes and reimbursement. The ability to capture an accurate SOI/ROM picture of your patient population will impact value-based purchasing, readmissions risk, HCC relative factor measurement and other quality initiatives. Additionally, when 3M APR DRGs are utilized for payment in your state, precision with SOI and ROM measurement translates to improved reimbursement.
Learn why knowing how sick your patients are drives quality outcomes and reimbursement.
This webinar was held on March 10. You can access an archive here.
Feb 10 2016
Using Data Insights to Design and Implement Effective Managed Care Programs
As you tailor your services for an expanding Medicaid population, how do you detect high-risk members, engage them, design programs, and motivate physicians in order to promote high-quality, cost-effective healthcare? Learn how several managed Medicaid organizations effectively approached health assessments, patient segmentation, physician engagement and incentives and more.
This webinar was held on February 10. You can access an archive here.
Jan 27 2016
Why CDI is crucial for outpatient and physician services
As volume shifts from inpatient to outpatient services at hospitals and clinics, attention to clinical documentation improvement (CDI) is more crucial than ever. Outpatient reimbursement is diverse with multiple APC payments from one claim. Charges come in from various hospital departments, such as radiology, lab, and emergency. The claim scrubbing process often happens reactively on the back end.
The bottom line. Without an efficient review process, the risk of denials can only increase. Yet, in a recent 3M survey of outpatient and physician services, only five percent had a CDI program in place. This webinar reviews why an outpatient CDI program is essential and how to get started.
This webinar was held on January 27. You can access an archive here.
Dec 10 2015
ICD-10 impact on Physician Practices and Outpatient Clinics
We’re two months into ICD-10. What issues have emerged for your physician practice or outpatient practice or outpatient clinic? Are you seeing a financial impact? What are your top priorities moving forward?
Join our expert panel for follow-up ICD-10 discussion, Q&A, and live polls to learn from your peers at other physician practices and from 3M experts about what’s working and what’s not. This interactive webinar will explore ways to manage accuracy and productivity, ongoing training, practical look-up tools, the role of outsourced services, and more, as the live discussion unfolds.
This webinar was held on December 10. You can access an archive here.
Dec 09 2015
3M Webinar: Preventing Readmissions
Readmissions impact hospital reimbursement. As CMS programs to prevent readmissions expand to state-led initiatives, it’s time to take a closer look at potentially preventable readmissions (PPRs) and all cause readmissions (ACRs).
This webinar will help you understand the full impact of PPRs and APRs on your hospital’s reimbursement and explore strategies to take co-morbid conditions into account, capture an accurate view of your readmission rate and move forward with improvements.
This webinar was held on December 9. You can access an archive here.
Dec 03 2015
3M Webinar: ICD-10 driving focus on accuracy and productivity
We’re now two months into ICD-10. What issues have emerged at your organization? Sixty-seven percent of 3M’s Oct. 22 ICD-10 webinar attendees named “managing accuracy and productivity” as a top concern. What are your priorities and how can you maintain quality as you move forward?
Join our expert panel for a follow-up ICD-10 discussion, Q&A and live polls to learn from your peers and from 3M experts about what’s working and what’s not working. This interactive webinar will explore the importance of auditing to manage accuracy and productivity, ongoing training, practical look-up tools, the role of outsourced services, and more, as the live discussion unfolds.
This webinar was held on December 3. You can access an archive here.
Nov 19 2015
Reach your goals with outsourced coding
Did you know that 3M has a fully outsourced coding service with a 48-hour turnaround time capability? Join our webinar to learn how you can successfully reach your quality and performance metrics as ICD-10 impacts your productivity in the upcoming months.
This webinar was held November 19. You can access an archive here.
Nov 11 2015
Patient Safety Indicators (part 2): PSIs 12, 13, 15
With the advent of value-based purchasing and PSI 90 composite measurement, it is time to take another look at patient safety indicators (PSIs) and strategies for accurate capture of PSIs. This webinar, held on Wednesday, November 11 at 12:00 PM CST, will further delineate PSI-90 methodology as well as focus on PSIs 13 (Postoperative Sepsis Rate) and 15 (Accidental puncture and laceration rate).
This webinar was held November 11. You can access an archive here.
Oct 22 2015
3M Webinar: Responding to the ICD-10 impact
Has your practice seen a productivity impact since October 1? A reimbursement impact? Claims denials? How do you continue to assess and manage the impact of ICD-10?
Join us Thursday, October 22 for an expert panel discussion, Q&A, and live polls to see how your peers are doing on the same issues, as well as an overview of 3M tools and services to help your practice sustain performance going forward. This interactive webinar will cover the ongoing role of ICD-10 training, practical code look-up/translation tools, and ways to monitor accuracy, productivity and reimbursement.
This webinar was held on October 22. You can access an archive here.
Oct 22 2015
3M Webinar: Responding to the ICD-10 impact
Have you seen a coder productivity impact since October 1? An increase in your organization’s DNFB rate? More claims denials? How do you plan to assess and manage the impact of ICD-10 going forward?
Join us Thursday, October 22 for an expert panel discussion, Q&A, and live polls to see how your peers are doing on the same issues you face, as well as an overview of 3M tools and services to help you improve your performance. This interactive webinar will cover the ongoing role of ICD-10 training, outsourced coding, practical code look-up/translation tools, and ways to monitor accuracy, productivity and reimbursement levels.
This webinar was held on October 22. You can access an archive here.
Oct 14 2015
The vital role of CDI in Proper Patient Placement
Are your patients being placed properly within the healthcare continuum? Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) plays a vital role from the moment the patient enters a hospital emergency room.
The question of when a patient should be admitted to a hospital is, and always has been, a matter of medical judgment by physicians. CDI can help secure clear and concise documentation to support the physician’s medical judgment in the medical record.
This webinar will discuss the ever-changing two-midnight rule, physician documentation necessary to support inpatient admissions and explore how CDI can help secure complete and accurate documentation of diagnoses, severity and risk for patients.
This webinar was held on October 14. You can access an archive here.
Sep 16 2015
Understanding Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs)
As front-line stewards of health information, CDI/HIM professionals can help ensure that the health of a population is accurately reflected and also help reduce overall cost across the continuum of care. Hierarchical Condition Codes (HCCs) play a key role and it’s crucial to understand them.
This webinar offers an in-depth look at HCCs, covering how coding and CDI effect HCCs, financial impact, comparison to CRGs, the connection between risk stratification and documentation/coding guidelines, and how HCCs are used today in population health management and value based purchasing.
This webinar was held on September 16. You can access an archive here.
Aug 19 2015
Patient Safety Indicators (part 1): PSIs 3, 9, and 11
With the advent of value-based purchasing, it’s time for a close look at the key patient safety indicators (PSIs) with the most impact on hospital reimbursement and quality scores. Not all PSIs are weighted equally. Are you ready to address the top PSIs?
The first in a two-part series, this webinar on Wednesday, August 19 at 12 PM CDT, will focus on PSI 3 (pressure ulcer rate), PSI 9 (Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate) and PSI 11 (Postoperative Respiratory Rate). A subsequent webinar will focus on PSI 12, 13, and 15.
This webinar was held on August 19. You can access an archive here.
Jul 30 2015
How to have your coding ICD-10 ready
You’ve followed countless ICD-10-ready checklists and read even more playbooks—and now you’re ready to act. As you get closer to October 1, do you know what to focus on?
In our complimentary ICD-10 webinar you’ll hear 3M experts discuss how to best spend your efforts in the upcoming months.
This webinar was held on July 30. You can access an archive here.
Jul 29 2015
Do you know how HACs and PPCs will impact your organization’s quality scores and reimbursement?
In a world of value-based purchasing and new state-based quality measures, you need to understand how hospital-acquired complications (HACs) and potentially preventable complications (PPCs) could prove to be game-changers for your organization.
In this webinar you will learn strategies that can take you from reactive to proactive when it comes to accurate capture of HAC rates and PPCs—which can then help you protect your organization.
This webinar was held on July 29. You can access an archive here.
Jun 10 2015
Risk adjusted IP and OP claims. All claims. All sites. Yep.
Here’s an idea: Group your claims—all claims and all sites—using the same risk-adjustment methodology. 3M can do that for you.
Curious to see how we do it? Register now for our complimentary webinar, June 10 at 1 PM ET. You’ll see how we handle your data, and how it is normalized and comparable across the board.
This webinar was held on June 10. You can access an archive here.
Apr 30 2015
The deadline is set. ICD-10 coding will be here. Is your physician documentation ready?
Ask yourself: Is your physician documentation ready for ICD-10? Not sure? Join our clinical experts on April 30 at 1 PM EDT presenting a webinar to help you assess your documentation and get it ICD-10 ready.
This webinar was held on April 30. You can access an archive here.
Apr 22 2015
Identifying gaps in your OP revenue cycle
Don’t wait to find (and fix) the gaps in your OP revenue cycle, get started now! Let our ambulatory and clinical documentation improvement experts help you figure out where to begin.
This webinar was held on April 22. You can access an archive here.
Apr 09 2015
Managing the financial and regulatory impact of medical necessity
Medical necessity is complex and the policies change often. If you don’t get medical necessity right, it can do serious harm to your hospital’s bottom line. 3M experts Barbara Aubry and Lisa Lanier can help you:
• Understand the financial impact of medical necessity policies
• Learn about the current challenges and how they affect you
• Discover best practices for managing medical necessity in your organization
This webinar was held on April 9. You can access an archive here.
Apr 02 2015
How to avoid failure in healthcare redesign: Integrating population health management
How do you minimize the risk of implementing healthcare delivery interventions that may – or may not – lead to better outcomes? Focus on population health. Join us on Thursday, April 2 at 1 PM ET for a live webinar with Dr. L. Gordon Moore, Senior Medical Director at 3M Health Information Systems, as he explains how to put population health management into practice.
This webinar was held on April 2. You can access an archive here.
Mar 26 2015
Coding for Success: How integrating outsourced coding can benefit your coding operation
The challenges of learning and implementing ICD-10 could burden your organization’s resources and impact coder productivity. 3M offers solutions to maximize your coding operation for long term success. 3M's outpatient coding services can help assist in reducing your backlog and increase your productivity. Join our complimentary webinar on Thursday, March 26 at 1 PM ET to find out how 3M services and products can benefit your organization.
This webinar was held on March 26. You can access an archive here.
Nov 18 2014
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.
This webinar was held on November 18. You can access an archive here.
Oct 08 2014
3M Webinar: Dual Coding is a Game Changer for ICD-10 Success
What can your hospital do right now for dual coding? Join 3M HIS’s Julia Palmer and Julie Tyson for a complimentary webinar to learn more about dual coding, including how to improve coding accuracy and efficiency, how to educate coders and physicians, and how to create sustainable and successful program for your organization.
This webinar was held on October 8. You can access an archive here.
Aug 07 2014
3M Webinar: Easy, outsourced outpatient coding
Join this free webinar and learn more about how 3M's outpatient coding services can help reduced your backlogs and increase your productivity. Whether short-term or long-term, the 3M CodeRyte CodeComplete team can work for you, and their certified coding experts can code notes from E/M, radiology, pathology, and many more.
This webinar was held on August 7. You can access an archive here.
Jul 16 2014
3M Webinar: Using 3M PPRs & PPCs to Measure the Triple Aim
Learn about how 3M PPR and PPC software can help your hospital meet and surpass the objectives of your state patient safety and reporting initiatives by joining us for a complimentary webinar outlining the many benefits of using 3M quality measures.
This webinar was held on July 16. You can access an archive here.
Jun 26 2014
Establishing a Second Level Review Process
This course will provide basic introduction on the establishment of a second level review process, and how a documentation improvement program supports the success of this initiative. This webinar will also help establish why a second level review process is key in helping ensure the following objectives:
- Accurate coding and DRG assignments
- Appropriate level of care to avoid patient status billing errors
- Physicians, coders, and case managers focus on accurate and complete medical record documentation to support the medical necessity of the hospital admission as well as accurate and complete coding of diagnosis and procedures resulting in the correct DRG assignment.
Jun 24 2014
Decoding 3M's ambulatory CAC: Focus on OP specialty coding
How does 3M’s ambulatory computer-assisted coding solution make sense of the many coding rules, requirements and regulations, boost clients’ productivity and support compliance? Join our complimentary webinar where you’ll hear our team of coding analysts describe how our natural language processing platform caters to nuances in specialty coding.
This webinar was held on June 24. You can access an archive here.
Jun 11 2014
3M Webinar: Use the ICD-10 delay to your advantage
Now that there’s more time, do you have what you need to implement and measure the impact of ICD-10 quickly and efficiently?
This webinar was held on June 11. You can access an archive here.
May 14 2014
3M's ambulatory CAC "decoded": Explore the basics of our platform
3M's ambulatory CAC "decoded": Explore the basics of our platform
You know 3M offers professional computer-assisted coding (CAC). But how does it work?
This webinar was held on May 14. You can access an archive here.
Apr 10 2014
3M Webinar: Making sense of your data, your EHR and MU all at once
You know MU is important and you know your EHR is certified for it. But what does that really mean? What exactly do you need to do with your data to maximize your EHR investment? Learn what your systems can do and what you are missing.
This webinar was held on April 10. You can access an archive here.
Apr 02 2014
Professional, E/M computer-assisted coding: 3M makes it happen
Did you know 3M CodeRyte CodeAssist brings these benefits directly to professional and E/M coding? See our pro fee solution in action.
This webinar was held on April 2. You can access an archive here.
Mar 06 2014
3M Webinar: Why CDI is crucial to your ICD-10 success
Accurate clinical documentation becomes more crucial than ever with ICD-10 implementation. This webinar discussion of how organizations both large and small can achieve sustained improvement and significant financial returns.
This webinar was held on March 6. You can access an archive here.
Feb 19 2014
Manage staff shortages from now through ICD-10 implementation
This webinar discusses how to maintain your crucial HIM operations and productivity during the ICD-10 transition.
This webinar was held on February 19. You can access an archive here.
Feb 12 2014
Do you still have time for comprehensive ICD-10 training?
This webinar for a close look at how the 3M ICD-10 Education Program can help your organization prepare for a successful ICD-10 transition. Starting now can help you avoid the potential productivity and financial impact of not being prepared.
This webinar was held on February 12. You can access an archive here.
Jan 30 2014
Problem lists ready for ICD-10? This 3M webinar takes on the task
Learn how hospitals and physician practices can speed ICD-10 code conversion of their problem lists with the latest release of the 3M ICD-10 CTT. The enhanced technology converts ICD-9-based custom problem lists into ICD-10-coded problem lists for import back into the EHR system.
This webinar was held on January 30. You can access an archive here.