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3M™ Data-to-Action (DTA) Solution

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Established methodologies meet rapid data enrichment and delivery to drive value


3M patient classification methodologies help health care payers and providers understand the value of population health and patient care by providing insights into patient mix, expected reimbursement and quality outcomes. Rapid data enrichment delivered in structured extracts empowers your organization to act sooner to drive change.

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  • 3M DTA: From data to insights, easier and faster

    3M DTA was created to help your organization get the most out of its 3M content. A single data feed returns integrated data grouped by 3M across multiple methodologies and value-added data enrichments, allowing for fast and efficient data to provide deliverables within days after data receipt. No software installation or separate system configurations are needed to access 3M methodologies.

Why choose 3M DTA?

3M DTA provides an outsourced data enrichment option that delivers a comprehensive and versatile data enrichment package that uses 3M methodology output and proprietary data enrichments to address health care quality and cost. This can be done by sending data sourced from a single data submission and does not require software installation or separate system configurations.

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    Purpose-driven enriched content

    3M DTA allows you to submit administrative claims, member eligibility, and provider data for processing and then receive purpose-driven enriched content within structured data extracts. This content helps address the population health and payment challenges health care payers and providers are facing.

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    Designed to work with existing tools and workflows

    Data is enriched with 3M methodologies and additional propriety data output. 3M DTA data extracts are designed to work with an organization’s existing tools and workflows. A data quality report that highlights data issues for review and correction is also included with each data deliverable.

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    Actionable data extracts based on client needs

    3M DTA offers data extracts that cover population health, facility quality and payment, and episodic care. Cost analysis (inpatient and outpatient), pricing (Medicare) and attribution (primary care physician, specialist and facility) propriety value-added enhancements are included in selected data extracts.

All about 3M DTA

  • Definition
    3M DTA converts client’s claims, eligibility and provider data into a set of integrated data extracts enriched with 3M grouper methodologies and proprietary data output that help address the population health and payment challenges health care payers and providers are facing.
  • The typical 3M DTA client is a health plan or accountable care organization (ACO) that utilizes population health, facility quality and payment, and episodic care data to improve health care quality and cost.
  • With 3M DTA, clients can save time and resources processing, curating and integrating 3M grouper output by receiving structured extracts integrated data enriched with 3M grouper output and other proprietary data output specifically designed to understand and address health care quality and cost.

    • 3M™ All Patient Refined DRGs (APR DRGs)
    • 3M™ Enhanced Ambulatory Patient Grouping (EAPGs)
    • 3M™ Clinical Risk Grouping (CRGs)
    • 3M™ Potentially Preventable Complications (PPCs)
    • 3M™ Potentially Preventable Readmissions (PPRs)
    • 3M™ Patient-focused Episodes (PFEs)
    • 3M™ Population-focused Preventables (PFPs) including Potentially Preventable Admissions (PPA), 3M™ Potentially Preventable Visits (PPVs), 3M™ Potentially Preventable Services (PPS)
    • 3M™ Ambulatory Potentially Preventable Complications (AM-PPCs)
  • Clients can purchase supplemental methodology consulting services that allow them to understand, utilize, and accelerate the integration of the 3M DTA data extracts to address health care quality and cost objectives that align with organizational and program goals.
  • Client data is sourced from a single data submission which include consistent unique identifiers for claims, patients, and providers. The client submits data according to the 3M data input specification document. Full and final claims data is submitted as one data feed in accordance with HIPAA, HITECH, as well as state and federal privacy laws.

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