Manual vs. computer-assisted coding

  • Does using the 3M™ 360 Encompass™ System mean an improved case mix index? Yes, it does.

How sure are we?

The statistics speak for themselves. A blind study shows with 95 percent certainty that a hospital on board with 3M 360 Encompass will have a positive shift between 0.0102 and 0.2069 in its CMI.¹

Icons of a hospital + 3M 360 Encompass = a positive shift in CMI

  • What does that mean to a bottom line?

    That kind of CMI shift would mean an annual impact between $378K and $7.7M.


  • And how does 3M’s CAC (computer-assisted coding) compare with manual methods?

    The clients working with our CAC the majority of the time are more likely to see a CMI increase than those relying on manual coding methods.²,³

Manual methods CMI
vs.
3M's CAC CMI

Bar chart showing increased CMI using 3M CAC vs. manual methods

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Download the full infographic and the whitepaper, Do hospitals using the 3M™ 360 Encompass™ System experience an increase in case mix index performance? for an in-depth understanding of these findings.

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  • ¹ Findings based on a blind comparison of randomly selected 3M clients and non-clients, using 2015 MEDPAR data. ² Findings based on 2014 and 2015 MEDPAR data comparison of manual coding vs. 3M’s CAC technology. ³ Findings documented in the December 2016 3M Health Information Systems white paper entitled, “Do hospitals using the 3M™ 360 Encompass™ System experience an increase in case mix index performance?”.