3M™ Grouper Plus Content Services

  • Access 3M’s comprehensive grouping, editing, reimbursement, and pay-for-performance content
  • Provide timely regulatory updates with minimal ongoing maintenance by utilizing a modern cloud-based web service
  • Enhance the value of various applications that process claims, calculate reimbursement/payment, analyze data, evaluate compliance and more.

  • The challenge

    In an increasingly complex and dynamic regulatory and payment environment, health care providers and their software vendors are challenged to implement and maintain current and comprehensive grouping, editing, and reimbursement content. This content can change daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually— some changes may be minor, others major. Staying up-to-date is critical for managing a business; however, the maintenance is labor-intensive and requires specialized skills.

    In addition, increased expectations and demands on IT departments are taking their toll. Measuring the resources and time required for implementation and ongoing maintenance is critical to understanding costs and meeting customer needs. Organizations are looking to newer technologies to allocate resources more effectively and efficiently.

  • The solution: 3M expert content in the cloud

    For many years, third-party software vendors, payers, consultants, and analytics companies worldwide have embedded 3M regulatory content within their own applications. This approach gives their clients integrated access to this valuable content or allows them to analyze and report on data for their own clients.

    To help businesses faced with intense IT resource pressures and time constraints, 3M offers this same rich regulatory and 3M-proprietary content delivered through web services, industry-standard interfaces, and a cloud environment. 3M™ Grouper Plus Content Services leverages web technology to deliver content with improved timeliness and reduced maintenance. This solution provides up-to-date, secure access to grouping, reimbursement, editing, and pay-for-outcomes classifications, and the content can be viewed from many different workflows.

  • Key features and benefits

    • Standardized implementation – Uses REST or SOAP-based web services to integrate 3M’s content into your application using the programming language of your choice.
    • Reduced maintenance – Backward-compatible interfaces minimize the amount of ongoing development required
    • Timely updates – Content updates are made available in the web service and accessed at the customer’s discretion
    • Comprehensive content – Public and proprietary grouping software, editing, pay-for-outcomes classification, and reimbursement/payment (see list below)
    • Flexible workflow – Can be called in a real-time or batch environment from almost any type of application
    • High security standards – HITRUST and SOC-2 certified. Protection of your data is our top priority. We follow strict NIST standards for authentication using WS-Security/WS-Trust (SOAP) and OAuth (REST), 256-bit encryption and TLS (transport layer security) over HTTPS. Your data is encrypted in transit with no PHI stored in the cloud.
    • Enhanced performance – Advanced technology and best practices applied.
  • Available content

    3M Grouper Plus Content Services provides access to:
     

    • 3M™ APR DRG Software
    • 3M™ Medical Necessity Edits
    • 3M™ Enhanced APG Software
    • NCCI, OCE, MCE edits
    • CMS MS-DRG grouping and reimbursement/payment
    • CMS APC grouping and reimbursement/payment
    • CMS professional edits and reimbursement/payment
    • Commercial and state-specific reimbursement
    • Ambulatory surgery center, renal dialysis facility, inpatient psychiatric facility

    For more information, see the 3M inpatient content (PDF, 90.6 KB) and 3M outpatient content (PDF, 104 KB) data sheets, or consult with your 3M representative.

  • Helping your bottom line and timeline

    With the 3M Grouper Plus Content Services, your organization can access timely, business-critical financial, compliance, and quality content in your workflow with reduced maintenance. As a result, end-users and clients have the advantage of a well-integrated information system that stays current with federal and state regulations—and with minimal use of their IT or technical resources. Software vendors, consultants and analytics firms can also focus on their core products and businesses and enjoy a reduced IT and implementation role.


3M™ Grouper Plus Content Services is a hosted solution that provides access to content through web-based services. Business partners and payers use a standard interface to make a call over the web to access the most current regulatory data and logic—maintained and supported by 3M.

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Vendor applications

Patient financial services
Analytics
Patient access/scheduling
Compliance

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Security & administration layer

Web services interface

Industry-standard protocols

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3M™ Grouper Plus Content Services

Inpatient Grouping
CMS MS-DRG, CMS Inpatient Psychiatric Facility, CMS Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility, 3M™ APR DRG, TRICARE

Outpatient Grouping
CMS APC, CMS ASC, 3M™ EAPG, TRICARE APC, CMS Home Health Agency (PPS & PDGM)

Reimbursement
CMS IPPS, CMS ASC, CMS HOPD, CMS Long-term Care, CMS Inpatient Psychiatric Facility, CMS ESRD, Medicaid & Payer-specific 3M™ APR DRG & 3M™ EAPG, TRICARE OPPS, Professional Claims Reimbursement, CMS Home Health Agency (PPS & PDGM)

Editors
Medical Necessity (NCD & LCD), CMS OCE, CMS MCE, CMS MUE, CMS NCCI, CMS HAC, CMS POA, CMS ESRD, Professional Claims Editor, 3M Outpatient Proprietary edits

Population Health
3M™ Clinical Risk Grouping (CRG), 3M™ Patient-focused Episodes (PFE), 3M™ Population-focused Preventables (PFP)
3M™ Potentially Preventable Complications (PPCs), 3M™ Potentially Preventable Readmissions (PPRs)

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