Real results with 3M™ 360 Encompass™ System

A snapshot of organizations and the benefits they experienced


Hospital #1

Location: Colorado
Type: Faith-based, non-profit health care organization
Beds: 1,750+
Annual admissions: 84,770+

To boost its outpatient measures, this faith-based organization implemented 3M™ 360 Encompass™ System. Shortly after implementation, the organization reported significantly higher outpatient coder productivity and enhanced reporting capabilities. The strategic partnership with 3M set the stage for future growth and enabled maximum functionality across the organization.

Their results with 3M 360 Encompass:

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    15.5% increase in outpatient coder productivity
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    31.2% increase in use of autosuggested codes

Hospital #2

Location: South Carolina
Type: General medical and surgical hospital
Beds: 425+
Annual admissions: 23,340+

Concerned with outpatient productivity, this health care organization implemented 3M 360 Encompass to enhance productivity and transform outpatient measures. The integrated platform is a one-stop solution for streamlining revenue cycles, improving clinician insights and generating accurate reimbursement. The organization abandoned initiatives to add outsourced coders after seeing an increase in productivity with 3M, and instead decreased the number of outsourced coders.

Their results with 3M 360 Encompass:

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    7% increase in outpatient coder productivity
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    64% increase in use of autosuggested codes
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    4 outsourced coders no longer required

Hospital #3

Location: Utah
Type: State, academic, multi-specialty
Beds: 450+
Annual admissions: 22,000+

This innovative health care system used 3M 360 Encompass to improve productivity and documentation quality, but also realized additional benefits. Upon seeing a 15 percent increase in case mix index and a 9.8 percent decrease in discharged not final billed (DNFB), the system expanded use to include the quality department. This allowed the clinical documentation integrity (CDI) and quality teams to identify real-time patient data and assess key information before discharge, resulting in a 95 percent identification rate in patient safety indicators (PSIs) and hospital-acquired conditions (HACs).

Their results with 3M 360 Encompass:

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    95% identification rate in PSIs and HACs
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    9.8% decrease in DNFB
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    15% improvement in case mix index

Hospital #4

Location: Tennessee 
Type: Multi-hospital, integrated, non-profit
Beds: 1,500+
Annual admissions: 50,000+

Recognizing the need to optimize its resources for both coding and CDI, this health care system improved its workflow by using 3M 360 Encompass. Now the organization is experiencing improved coding and diagnosis-related group (DRG) accuracy.

Their results with 3M 360 Encompass:

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    98% coding accuracy at time of final coding
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    93% accuracy in DRG assignment

Hospital #5

Location: Texas
Type: Children’s hospital, non-profit, private
Beds: 550+
Annual admissions: 25,000+

State initiatives changed the way this children’s facility operated and demanded new technology and a CDI program. With 3M 360 Encompass, this hospital created a new CDI program that made communication between caregivers far easier. The hospital also saw strong productivity and financial improvements. All together the change resulted in a reduction of five outsourced coders (equivalent to 30-percent productivity increase), an increased case mix index for two consecutive years and a decrease in medical necessity denials.

Their results with 3M 360 Encompass:

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    5 outsourced coders no longer required
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    10% increase in case mix index
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    Decrease in medical necessity denials

Hospital #6

Location: Kansas
Type: Rural, private, non-profit
Beds: 200+
Annual admissions: 6,000+

This rural community hospital just moved to a new electronic health record (EHR), with 95 percent electronic documents, when it implemented 3M 360 Encompass. The hospital aimed to increase productivity and create a more streamlined, automated system to enhance the workflow with 3M. As regulations exert new demand on rural hospitals and with limited staff and fewer resources, the hospital needed to find new and innovative ways to prepare for regulatory mandates.

Their results with 3M 360 Encompass:

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    45% increase in inpatient coder productivity
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    20% increase in outpatient coder productivity
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    1.5 coders moved from coding to other responsibilities

Hospital #7

Location: Washington
Type: Multi-hospital, integrated, non-profit
Beds: 1,000+
Annual admissions: 40,000+

A crucial objective for this integrated health system was to maintain quality, rather than focus on quantity. With 3M 360 Encompass, the clinical documentation process improved significantly, as did the streamlined process between CDI reviewers, physicians and coders.

Their results with 3M 360 Encompass:

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    19% increase in net revenue
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    88% agreement rate between coders and CDI reviewers
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    90% query acceptance rate

Hospital #8

Location: Ohio
Type: Integrated, multi-specialty, non-profit
Beds: 1,200+
Annual admissions: 150,000+

 

As one of the first users of 3M 360 Encompass, this health care system created a committee to investigate the increases in PSIs and HACs affecting quality. 3M 360 Encompass offered the automated system needed to better understand patient data through documentation. Better communication with CDI reviewers and coders ushered in a decrease in PSIs and HACs. Productivity also increased as a result of better clinical documentation.

 

Their results with 3M 360 Encompass:

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    21% increase in inpatient coder productivity
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    63% decrease in PSIs and HACs
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    12% increase in physician agreement rate

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