Keeping up with the ever-changing rules and regulations of health care is difficult. Understanding and managing regulatory updates, classification guidelines, payment methodologies and the increasing volume of data in the EHR are formidable challenges.
In addition, computer-assisted coding (CAC), natural language processing (NLP), and the increased specificity required for ICD-10 have also become part of the coding landscape, adding to the complexity facing HIM professionals. These technologies have become key factors in the decision-making processes that can affect every level of a healthcare organization.
Decisions made to improve quality throughout the hospital are based largely on data supplied by the HIM department. New technology and changing regulations have not altered the fact that medical record coding provides the basic foundation of every organization’s data. Today most hospitals in the U.S. depend on the functionality and reliability of 3M’s coding system to build that foundation.
The 3M Coding and Reimbursement System Plus (CRS+) is a sophisticated yet easy-to-use suite of tools that supports coders with powerful coding logic, giving them the confidence of knowing their judgments are backed by 3M experts and nosologists.
3M CRS+ is designed to provide appropriate support for novice to expert level coders. The system guides the coder through the coding process, covering the full range of situations from complex oncology treatments to repetitive or typical patient encounters. At any time, the coder can view the comprehensive selection of online references to clarify the situation and make appropriate decisions.
With 3M CRS+, coders have a flexible tool that supports greater productivity— allowing direct coding for routine procedures, yet employing consistent rules and expert logic to help address unique or complex coding issues. For all of these reasons, 3M uses this flagship coding and reimbursement solution as the coding engine for the 3M™ 360 Encompass™ System.
3M CRS+ adds detailed reporting on your coded data via powerful, yet simple-to-use tools. With it, you can:
For over 30 years, 3M has been a leader in coding and reimbursement for U.S. healthcare organizations, and has spent over a decade working with international clients to develop and implement ICD-10-based coding.
Let our expertise help you stay compliant and efficient. With 3M CRS+, your coders can:
3M CRS+ can be interfaced and integrated with:
Because specific coding references play such an important part in today’s coding process, we offer additional online references in the optional 3M™ Coding Reference Software, including:
Another optional reference component, the 3M™ Coding Reference Plus Software, adds the following valuable references:
Today’s shortage of qualified coders requires organizations to identify ways to maintain coding accuracy and consistency. 3M CRS+ gives coders the support and confidence they need to follow correct coding rules and guidelines. In addition, screen-specific help and secondary how-to windows answer questions about navigation and software functionality.
The information required for quality coding is vast and always changing, usually requiring a variety of manuals scattered throughout the HIM department. The following references are integrated into the software right where coders need them to expedite the coding process:
Since the early 1980s, 3M Health Information Systems has developed market-leading solutions to help improve your organization’s financial health. 3M CRS+ is key to generating more accurate coding and quality data for decision support and appropriate reimbursement. 3M also supports grouping and reimbursement configurations for more than 50 federal, state, and commercial payer and reporting organizations.
3M works closely with:
For more than 30 years, 3M’s goal has been the consistent and timely delivery to our clients of software that incorporates the latest regulations, rules and guidelines needed to achieve complete, accurate and compliant coding.
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