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3M Methodologies: Creating a language of clarity

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Transforming patient data into actionable knowledge. For more than 30 years.

3M has more than 30 years of experience developing classification, grouping and reimbursement calculation systems for inpatient, outpatient and professional settings.

Whether you or your clients want to process claims for hospital reimbursement and reporting, edit patient records in real time, or leverage patient data for improved risk stratification, 3M is the standard for innovative patient grouping and classification solutions.

3M patient classification methodologies

Methodologies for defining and measuring risk adjustment, payment, reporting and quality improvement.

Risk adjustment initiatives nationwide

Major payers in more than 30 states use 3M patient classification methodologies to pay providers and measure health care quality. 3M offers grouping and pricing software that you can use to predict and verify payment, understand quality measurement algorithms, and analyze your own data to improve performance. Click on the map to find out what initiatives are impacting you.


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Grouping and classification resources

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