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Accurate, complete and compliant medical coding

  • The 3M™ Coding and Reimbursement System (CRS) has been trusted by medical facilities for more than three decades to provide accurate, complete and compliant medical record coding. Rather than re-create coding books in a software package, 3M CRS applies sophisticated decision trees created by veteran nosologists to help coders find accurate codes more efficiently. Each time, every time.
  • 3M CRS has a dynamic user interface that seamlessly displays multiple Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs) and other associated data in a constantly computed state. When appropriate, 3M CRS prompts coders to consider potentially necessary modifiers that could impact reimbursement.
  • An innovative, patent-protected coder workflow combines 3M’s exclusive logic-based coding paths with an enhanced ICD-10-PCS table-driven design—all of which can help simplify coding and improve coder productivity.
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Why leading healthcare organizations still trust the 3M™ Coding and Reimbursement System after more than 30 years.

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  • John Mogan's coding bus
    Video: it started with a tree

    3M™ Coding and Reimbursement System (CRS) is the most widely-used coding system and continually shapes the way medical record coding is done. Here's the story.

  • It started with a tree
    Digital graphic: It started with a tree

    3M™ Coding and Reimbursement System has been trusted by medical facilities for more than 30 years, and it all started with a logic tree..

  • eGuide: it started with a tree
    eGuide: it started with a tree

    The history of innovation behind our coding is rooted deep. See the visual story to see how 3M has helped coders for more than 30 years.

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    Key benefits guide
    We’re always innovating 3M CRS, and this guide highlights how this innovation applies to you.
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    Custom edit capabilities explained

    The benefits of Coding and Reimbursement System Plus (CRS+) custom edit capabilities explained.

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    Fact sheet: 3M™ Coding and Reimbursement System

    3M™ Coding and Reimbursement System Plus provides a sophisticated, easy-to-learn solution for accurate, complete and compliant coding.

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Check out the 3M Inside Angle blog for the latest industry insights, coding tips and strategies. The latest articles appear below.

  • A hot topic in health care today is Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs). At the last local AAPC chapter meeting I attended, we had a guest speaker who discussed HCCs in great detail and I found it fascinating. For all you coders, who hasn’t seen something about HCC coding?

    Dec 1, 1901
  • At AAPC’s annual Healthcon conference in Orlando, Florida, Dr. David Zielske (also known as Dr. Z) had a session on Interventional Radiology, Cardiology and Vascular Surgery coding. As you can […]

    Dec 1, 1901
  • I review OIG updates as they are released and I saw something last week that unfortunately, I did not find surprising. Per the OIG report: “Payments made to providers for […]

    Dec 1, 1901
  • In late December 2017, I was asked by a colleague for my opinion on a customer’s inquiry about modifier 52 and its use in mammograms. CPT® modifier 52 represents a […]

    Dec 1, 1901
  • Population health. The name pretty much says it all, right? Through the Triple Aim initiative, we are striving to improve the health of our overall population and make an impact […]

    Dec 1, 1901
  • Recently, I reviewed the Medicare Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) scores for three hospitals recognized nationally for outstanding care and patient safety. They didn’t look good. The ratings for clinical outcomes […]

    Dec 1, 1901
  • As a physician, I am responsible for coding certain diagnoses that will trigger certain payment and risk adjustment. Risk adjustment scores are important in terms of quality measures and they […]

    Dec 1, 1901
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