Today, many professional fee coders are stuck between manual and repetitive processes, causing health care organizations to waste time and resources on obsolete systems and workflows. Coders need reliable tools and trusted technology that can help increase productivity and efficiency.
PeaceHealth’s professional coding department struggled with a manual reporting system, leading to inconsistent patterns, high denial rates, reconciliation issues and coding quality concerns. The team knew there wasn’t a streamlined process for professional coding, and coders spent valuable time adding diagnosis codes manually. In turn, this caused slower turnaround times and high denial rates – a big issue in today’s era of tight budget, overworked staff and burned out providers.
By breaking down the coding silos and leveraging the benefits of an integrated coding platform, hospitals and health care systems can improve coding productivity, accuracy and compliance.
—Cassi Birnbaum, MS, RHIA, CPHQ, FAHIMA, senior enterprise director, HIM, CDI, coding
With 3M™ 360 Encompass™ Professional System, CDI, and facility coding, PeaceHealth experienced:
101% increase in coder productivity for professional facility coding
55% increase in coder productivity for single path coding
Average turnaround time reduced by 2.8 days for professional facility coding
Family medicine doubled RVUs in the first 6 months
Internal medicine tripled RVUs in the first 6 months
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