Physicians document to improve patient care, but they can really use “one-and-done” documentation. 3M can help physicians keep their focus on patients by simplifying complex documentation requirements.
Regardless of where the care is given, who the payer is, which payment methodology is used or even the length of stay, the 3M Advanced CDI Transformation Program helps healthcare organizations build a clinical record that is complete, accurate and compliant.
As hospital CFOs and CMOs move to value-based care, they must still consider their current fee-for-service reimbursements and also focus on quality scorecards.
Current clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs seldom account for the complete opportunity for improvement. Generally speaking, these programs do not look at all payers, mostly focus on inpatient visits, and many only review cases for inpatient stays longer than two or three days.
With an expanded CDI program, a health system can build an accurate reflection of its quality. Documentation errors and gaps undermine your efforts to prevent readmissions and complications, and in turn all of these factors are impacted:
The bottom line: Accurate documentation should be a top priority
3M Advanced CDI Transformation offers a new path for long-term, sustained improvement. It is physician-driven and expands an organization’s reach to all payers, all care settings, and all lengths of stay. It helps drive complete documentation to meet regulatory and quality requirements.
In essence, 3M’s vision for advanced CDI means:
When physicians are fully engaged in a CDI program, the odds of the program’s success increase dramatically. Starting with the discovery phase of a 3M Advanced CDI Transformation Program engagement, 3M’s consulting team works directly with health system physicians.
3M has physician consultants who can stay with the CDI project to help maintain the continuity that drives sustained improvement. 3M consulting and software tools help physician champions and department leaders manage change and identify specific issues unique to their organization.
What results can healthcare providers expect?
For starters, an accurate reflection of their patient case mix, increased CDI productivity from computer-automated queries and worklists that pull out only those cases that need review.
Add to this better visibility into the progress of both hospitals and individual physicians, as quality profiles and scorecards improve and penalties—such as HACs and preventable readmissions—decrease.
Implementing an advanced CDI program might seem too big to handle. With the 3M Advanced CDI Transformation Program, many clients can realize a return on their initial investment large enough to sustain future investments. Ongoing annual ROI results can create capital for patient care and quality initiatives with a less direct return-on-investment.
3M can implement software and services to meet your priorities and create a continual improvement model without additional external funding. The 3M Advanced CDI Transformation Program can be adjusted and enhanced as advanced CDI itself improves and as regulatory changes inevitably occur.
As hospital CFOs and CMIOs prepare for the future of value-based care, they must still optimize their work with current fee-for-service reimbursement and focus on quality scorecards. Clinical document improvement is the top priority. Expanding their scope to all lengths of stay, all payers, and all care settings opens the door to untapped opportunity. This is the beginning of advanced CDI.
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