3M™ 360 Encompass™ Audit Expert System evaluates the accuracy and integrity of inpatient coded diagnoses and procedure codes from the same system on which they are coded.
The single platform streamlines the manual auditing process with an integrated system, which includes the original coding and clinical documentation used to create the patient record. This approach consolidates the audit process into a single system to create a more transparent audit process.
As an optional module of the 3M 360 Encompass Audit Expert System, Code Audit offers a user-friendly workflow to develop focused or randomized batch-driven audits based on organizational needs. Leaders can leverage the single platform of the 3M™ 360 Encompass™ System to audit coding accuracy, review DRGs and monitor other trends throughout the revenue cycle.
Integrated dashboards help managers see in real time the key information they need to track, including productivity, record status and financial impact estimates. The single platform workflow:
Operating within the 3M 360 Encompass platform, Code Audit brings critical audit information into the same system on which the coding and documentation originated. This reduces the time spent on spreadsheets and other manual processes. Specifically, Code Audit’s integrated batch creation, auditor analysis and reporting deliver transparency and accuracy with fewer clicks. By eliminating manual steps and multiple systems, Code Audit helps organizations save time on compliance audits.
To send accurate, clean and compliant claims to Medicare and other payers, compliance and HIM departments can make a real difference by implementing these key strategies when applying coding rules and guidelines:
By adding 3M 360 Encompass Audit Expert and Code Audit to the 3M 360 Encompass System platform, organizations can improve detection, correction, prevention and verification with integrated batch-driven auditing capabilities.
The complexity of ICD-10 and the different public/private payer coding interpretations typically require an expert’s review. Experts from 3M Consulting Services round out the required set of audit tools for successful coding compliance. 3M Consulting Services is like adding an extra set of eyes to your organization, helping to increase throughput and accuracy and working alongside your team for long-term success with your 3M systems.
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