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Inpatient CDI solutions

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Leverage technology to boost quality and revenue

Clinical documentation integrity (CDI) is a strategic necessity that goes far beyond optimized claims processing. A complete, accurate clinical story supports patient care, quality outcomes, compliance risk management and revenue integrity. CDI leaders know their teams need to focus on cases with the greatest potential impact on quality, risk adjustment and financial outcomes.

With 3M’s artificial intelligence (AI) tools, your team can zero in on the cases that matter most by automating queries, prioritizing worklists and improving outcomes with collaborative workflows. Computer-assisted CDI enhances collaboration between CDI, coding, quality, care management and other teams, helping to identify such patient safety concerns as incompletely or inaccurate documentation, coding or patient care issues. Our CDI AI capability is flexible and transparent, and clients can customize rules, logic and targets. With powerful data analytics and expert coaching, you can continually monitor and improve CDI performance and impact.

Resources for inpatient CDI

Want to know more? Check out what our clients and 3M experts have to say about our inpatient CDI solutions.

  • Sheldon Pink � Optimized workflow with advanced prioritization can lead to improved CDI impact � Described Video (DESCRIBED VIDEO) The 3M Science applied to life logo appears on screen over a red and purple gradient background. Logo fades and text appears on screen that reads: Optimized workflow with advanced prioritization can lead to improved CDI impact (SHELDON PINK) The problem that we asked 3M to solve was kind of twofold. (DESCRIBED VIDEO) Sheldon Pink, who is seated in front of a dark background, begins speaking and title text appears on screen over video: Sheldon Pink Vice president of revenue cycle Luminis Health (SHELDON PINK) Yes, we were short-staffed, like most of the healthcare organizations in the country. But we also know that we were under-utilizing the technology to help build the program. [CP1]So, from a staffing perspective, where 3M really helped us was optimizing the workflows and the 3M prioritization tool. The 3M prioritization tool allowed us to look at claims that would have the most impact for us and help us increase our query rate for claims that we feel would bring value to the organization. So, part of that process was having 3M come down, look at our case mix, look at how we're selecting our workflows today, and then helping us re-engineer it. Based on the re-engineering that was done, we were able to increase our query rate from about nine to 33% of all cases. We were also able to increase our initial review rate. And overall, we did increase our SOI, and our CMI went up by 3% from our baseline period. (DESCRIBED VIDEO) 3M Science applied to life appears on screen and fades away. [CP1]Could be used with the above section to flow nicely into the services comment

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    Optimized workflow with advanced prioritization leads to improved CDI impact

    Learn how Luminis Health used 3M CDI technology to prioritize workflows to focus on high impact reviews and increase query rate from 9 to 33 percent.

  • Explore the far reaching benefits of using AI to embed clinical intelligence into physician and CDI workflows—enhancing documentation integrity upfront, within the electronic health record (EHR), at the point of care.

  • Houlahan & Stence � Using Performance Data to Improve Service Line Workflow � Described Video (STEPHEN HOULAHAN) Our journey into process improvement with the cardiothoracic service line at Sharp HealthCare, for me, began many years ago when I was the lead supervisor of the surgical intensive care unit. (DESCRIBED VIDEO) 3M Science Applied to Life logo appears on screen with title text that reads, "Using performance data to improve service line workflow." Stephen Houlahan begins speaking and title text appears on screen over video. Stephen Houlahan, senior clinical documentation specialist, Sharp HealthCare. (STEPHEN HOULAHAN) Fast forward, I found myself working with the cardiothoracic surgeons that, at one time, I was elbow to elbow with in patient care. And then I found myself having to ask them questions about their documentation, questions about the specificity of congestive heart failure. (PAM STENCE) We all sat down to figure out what the problems were. We analyzed the data. We realized that there were documentation gaps, and then we worked, collaboratively, with the service line to educate the physicians so that we can improve the reimbursement and the quality on that service line. (DESCRIBED VIDEO) Pam Stence begins speaking, and title text appears on screen over video, Pam Stence, director of clinical documentation improvement, Sharp HealthCare. (PAM STENCE) We've had very positive results, although it was very difficult. We worked with physicians. We worked with the managers. We worked with nurses, the management structure within cardiac services, as well as the operating room, as well as coding. (STEPHEN HOULAHAN) Often, the cardiothoracic surgeons may not want to document a major comorbid condition because they might feel it might reflect negatively upon them. So, as a CDI specialist, we need to create a relationship with them so that they have a certain comfort level to write these things down so that they don't feel that they are going to have some sort of quality deficit that is going to be attributed to them. Then, we can start to actually capture the full complexity of their patients. (PAM STENCE) By seeing what positive results we had with the cardiac service line, we'll be working with other service lines where we see there's opportunity. The financial benefit's always nice because that's what's important to administration. However, ultimately, the documentation and the record improved, and the quality scores will improve as a result of that. The reporting, such as the star ratings, Leapfrog, Health Grade, those scores will also improve, and it will improve the physician's profile online as well. So it's a win-win for everybody. (DESCRIBED VIDEO) 3M Science Applied to Life logo appears on screen and fades away.

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    Video: Using performance data to improve service-line workflow

    A laser focus on their cardiothoracic service line helps clinicians at Sharp Health document cases precisely and improve patient care.

  • Andrea Eastwood 01 � CDI Prioritization with the 3M 360 Encompass System � Described Video (ANDREA EASTWOOD) Our partnership with 3M has been key to our success. (DESCRIBED VIDEO) 3M Science Applied to Life� logo appears on screen with title text that reads, "CDI prioritization with the 3M 360 Encompass� System." (ANDREA EASTWOOD) We've implemented our 3M 360 Encompass application in a standard format across 43 hospitals. (DESCRIBED VIDEO) Andrea Eastwood begins speaking and title text appears on screen over video. Andrea Eastwood, Director of Clinical Encounter and Documentation Excellence, Trinity Health. (ANDREA EASTWOOD) We have seen some of our sites improve their productivity significantly when they not only use the tool, but use it in an optimized manner. We've seen them increase their total reviews from about 12 total reviews a day to 22 reviews a day, and so they are able to cover more cases, identify more opportunities. (ANDREA EASTWOOD) It's hard to assign a direct dollar value to that, but we have worked with some sites and they have improved their financial performance by over a million dollars in about a six-month timeframe when they have optimized use of the CDI software system. (ANDREA EASTWOOD) The CDI system has evolved since we implemented it in many ways. When we first started, we were using the core functionality logging findings, presenting queries to the documentation improvement specialists. And then when CDI priority factor came about, it allowed us to then direct the CDSs to the cases they can make the most impact by implementing and turning on the auto-suggested working DRG for the CDSs. (ANDREA EASTWOOD) We have weekly calls with our 3M partners. They help us if we have any implementation obstacles. We have a local IS team that is just phenomenal and they work closely with 3M, again on the technical side. We work closely with 3M on the process side for both clinical documentation and coding. So they're just a phone call away. (DESCRIBED VIDEO) 3M Science Applied to Life� logo appears on screen and fades away.

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    Video: CDI prioritization with the 3M™ 360 Encompass™ System

    At several key sites, Trinity Health used CDI worklist prioritization to improve financial performance by more than a million dollars in six months.

  • Learn how Piedmont Healthcare took its CDI program to the next level by creating a new evolved CDI priortiziation process optimizing features within 3M™ 360 Encompass™ System.

  • Kettering uses CDI worklist prioritization to target six high-volume neurosurgery DRG groups and sets a high documentation integrity standard for all service lines.

  • Explore 3M Enterprise Analytics, cloud-based analytics and reporting solution, and part of the 3M 360 Encompass System. It is designed to make the process of data visualization and capture more streamlined and efficient for our clients.

  • Learn more about using the transformational software logic within 3M 360 Encompass System to capture financial, quality and risk to help remove the critical responsibility of the inpatient coder to manually ensure quality aspects are captured.

Solutions for inpatient CDI

Want to know more about our 3M solutions and services for inpatient CDI? Choose your solution below.

  • Deliver real time clinical insights to clinicians as they document the complete patient story.

  • Expand your organization’s reach to all payers, all care settings and all lengths of stay with this solution for long term, sustained improvement.

  • Prioritize cases for review based on focus DRGs, length of stay, severity of illness, risk of mortality and more. Extend CDI reviews to include quality metrics, clinical validity and risk adjustment. Seamlessly integrate with the 3M 360 Encompass platform for computer-assisted coding.

  • Enhance chart review and query workflow with this cloud-based CDI solution that is great for community hospitals. Analyze the entire electronic patient record to provide CDI teams with in-depth insight to improve documentation accuracy. 

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