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COVID-19 resources

As we all navigate these uncertain times, 3M Health Information Systems (3M HIS) has created this page to provide you with the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3M Company and the industry at large, as well as guidance for your coding teams. The 3M HIS team is here to answer your questions and support you and your organization as much as possible. Please reach out to your account representative or client success manager if you have a specific need or question. If you are a customer seeking details related to product updates as a result of COVID-19 please reference the support site. We’re all in this together.


Inside Angle COVID-19 blog posts and podcasts

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    Inside Angle is a global community of thought leaders working at 3M HIS. Inside Angle features blogs and podcasts about issues and innovations in data science, health IT, quality outcomes, payment transformation, and coding and CDI best practices. We’ve created a special COVID-19 section so you can easily access the most up-to-date information from our experts.

  • Value-based payment (VBP) contracts have been taking hold across the spectrum of payers. Unfortunately, COVID-19 will make it difficult for VBP contracts to be settled. At some interval, a payer and provider will need to see if quality targets or savings were met. Read more from Shannon Garrison in the latest Inside Angle blog post.


COVID-19 information for coding, CDI, clinical solutions and payers

3M HIS is working hard to provide you with relevant resources and education related to COVID-19. Here you can find information specifically for your area of interest.


Latest news from 3M regarding COVID-19

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  • March 24, 2020

    3M Partners With Ford to Help Further Accelerate COVID-19 Response

    3M and Ford Motor Company are partnering to increase the production of 3M’s powered air purifying respirators. Learn more about the partnership here.

    03/24/2020 3M Partners With Ford to Help Further Accelerate COVID-19 Response Article Title
  • March 24, 2020

    CEO: 3M supports work to curb pandemic profiteers

    3M CEO Mike Roman delivered a letter to government officials highlighting 3M’s actions to curb counterfeiting and price gouging of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read the letter here.

    03/24/2020 CEO: 3M supports work to curb pandemic profiteers
  • March 22, 2020

    3M CEO on COVID-19 response: We have a unique and critical responsibility

    3M has a unique and critical responsibility in pandemic preparedness and response—a responsibility we all take very seriously. Our most urgent priority is the safety of our employees, healthcare workers and the public. See what 3M CEO Mike Roman has to say about 3M’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

    03/22/2020 3M CEO on COVID-19 response: We have a unique and critical responsibility
  • March 19, 2020

    Putting healthcare workers first during the coronavirus outbreak

    Since the COVID-19 outbreak, 3M has doubled its global output of N95 respirators to an annual rate of more than 1.1 billion per year, or nearly 100 million per month. See how we’re supporting healthcare workers in the U.S. and around the globe through this pandemic.

    03/19/2020 Putting healthcare workers first during the coronavirus outbreak
  • March 27, 2020

    Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

    3M is committed to supporting the public health and government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit the 3M novel coronavirus outbreak page. 

    03/27/2020 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
  • March 31, 2020

    3M introduces hotline, releases price lists to help combat counterfeits, price gouging during COVID-19

    3M introduces hotline, releases price lists to help combat counterfeits, price gouging during COVID-19. Read the announcement here.

    03/31/2020 3M introduces hotline, releases price lists to help combat counterfeits, price gouging during COVID-19
  • March 31, 2020

    3M outlines latest COVID-19 response

    3M posted the following update on additional details about our capacity increase of N95 respirators, strong measures to combat price gouging and counterfeiting, and new partnerships to help protect our healthcare workers on the front lines.

    03/31/2020 3M outlines latest COVID-19 response
  • 04/03/2020 3M response to Defense Production Act Order
  • April 06, 2020

    3M and the Trump Administration Announce Plan to Import 166.5 Million Additional Respirators into the United States over the Next Three Months

    3M and the Trump administration announce plan to import 166.5 million additional respirators into the United States over the next three months. These imports to supplement the 35 million N95 respirators 3M currently produces in the U.S. per month.

    04/06/2020 3M and the Trump Administration Announce Plan to Import 166.5 Million Additional Respirators into the United States over the Next Three Months
  • April 13, 2020

    Ford and 3M collaboration leads to new PAPR

    Ford will begin producing an all-new powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) design, developed in collaboration with 3M. This personal protective equipment (PPE) will help protect healthcare professionals on the front lines fighting COVID-19.

    04/13/2020 Ford and 3M collaboration leads to new PAPR
  • April 14, 2020

    3M partners with Cummins to increase production of filters for powered air purifying respirators

    3M is partnering with Cummins to increase the production of high efficiency particulate filters for use in 3M’s powered air purifying respirators, or PAPRs.

    04/14/2020 3M partners with Cummins to increase production of filters for powered air purifying respirators
  • April 16, 2020

    3M collaborates with decontamination companies for N95 respirators

    3M has collaborated with several decontamination companies to help evaluate whether or not their proposed decontamination systems could be used in connection with limited respirator reuse during critical shortages without having a negative impact on fit and filtration.

    04/16/2020 3M collaborates with decontamination companies for N95 respirators
  • April 16, 2020

    3M continues fight against COVID-19 with aid for U.S., global relief and recovery efforts

    In its continued effort to combat the COVID-19 global pandemic, 3M announced plans to provide $20 million in financial support to frontline healthcare workers, vulnerable populations and medical research initiatives

     

    04/16/2020 3M continues fight against COVID-19 with aid for U.S., global relief and recovery efforts
  • April 21, 2020

    Global 3Mers respond to the coronavirus

    While 3M is maximizing the production and delivery of N95 respirators to healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, individual employees are going above and beyond to help, too. Around the globe, 3Mers are working to assist people on the front lines—and sometimes working the front lines themselves. 

    04/21/2020 Global 3Mers respond to the coronavirus
  • April 23, 2020

    Helping the world respond to COVID-19

    Helping the world respond to COVID-19. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.

    04/23/2020 Helping the world respond to COVID-19
  • April 25, 2020

    3M’s complicated road to enough N95 capacity took many hands

    As the novel coronavirus spread throughout China, it became clear that a key piece of protective equipment for healthcare workers was the N95 respirator mask.

    04/25/2020 3M’s complicated road to enough N95 capacity took many hands
  • May 06, 2020

    3M and Ford Begin Shipping Newly Designed Powered Air-Purifying Respirators for Health Care Workers Fighting COVID-19

    Newly designed powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs), developed by Ford in close collaboration with 3M, are on the way to healthcare workers fighting COVID-19.

    05/06/2020 3M and Ford Begin Shipping Newly Designed Powered Air-Purifying Respirators for Health Care Workers Fighting COVID-19
  • May 07, 2020

    3M Awarded Department of Defense Contracts to Further Expand U.S. Production of N95 Respirators

    3M has been awarded two contracts through the U.S. Department of Defense in recent weeks to further expand U.S. production of N95 respirators in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

    05/07/2020 3M Awarded Department of Defense Contracts to Further Expand U.S. Production of N95 Respirators
  • July 14, 2020

    3M and MIT developing a rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19

    To help the world respond to COVID-19, 3M and researchers at MIT are testing a new rapid test that detects the virus. Accelerated research is underway to learn if a simple-to-use, diagnostic device can produce highly accurate results within minutes and is feasible to mass manufacture.

    07/14/2020 3M and MIT developing a rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19
  • July 22, 2020

    Coronavirus Report: The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews 3M's Mike Roman

    3M’s Chairman and CEO Mike Roman joins Steve Clemons with The Hill to discuss the state of play on respirators today and what we need tomorrow; on what is good and what is not good about global supply chains and the nature of leadership in these stressed out times.

    07/22/2020 Coronavirus Report: The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews 3M's Mike Roman
  • October 13, 2020

    Shifting the paradigm: How technology can expand efficiencies beyond mid-revenue cycle through collaboration

    Garri Garrison sat down with Becker’s Healthcare to discuss her new role at 3M HIS, how hospitals can more easily connect with clinicians on the front end of the revenue cycle and audit teams on the back end, and the driving principles for revenue cycle in the future.

    10/13/2020 Shifting the paradigm: How technology can expand efficiencies beyond mid-revenue cycle through collaboration
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