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This new collaboration between Blackford and 3M will focus on the North American market and aims to bring improved AI efficiencies into the radiology reporting workflow.
CAC has come a long way in a short time. What started as a way to help clinical coders manage ever increasing complexity in their workloads, has now grown into a technology solution that provides benefits across whole organizations.
When you hear health care, anywhere in the world, what words come to mind? In this podcast, 3M’s Travis Bias talks about how we can reduce administrative burden for clinicians and free up more time to care for patients.
Patients are often admitted for acute conditions and experience additional issues affecting their care and treatment plan during the encounter. Hear 3M expert Audrey Howard describe the process of validating multiple diagnoses documented within the health record.
Revenue cycle leaders at the University of Utah Health successfully established an automated and streamlined audit process that identifies potential errors at the point of coding.
From adhesive tapes to the reflective strips that line highways and traffic signs—and even the tooth color-matching filling material used at virtually every dental office in the world—one company is responsible for it all: 3M.
Medicare beneficiaries in low socioeconomic status (SES) areas have fewer physician and care management visits and are less likely to be admitted from the emergency department for low severity medical care or admitted to a skilled nursing or rehabilitation facility following hospital discharge.
Nancy Treacy, MPH, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, describes her team’s experience implementing a streamlined audit process and offers advice to help others do the same.
Revenue cycle leaders need coding and billing to be compliant, accurate and fast. What are hospitals to do as the health care staffing crisis extends to coders, and bringing new coders fully up to speed can take six months to a year?
Various ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT codes may be used to report hospital services for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. Review Q&As on appropriate coding for COVID-19 laboratory testing, comorbidities and treatments.
Intermountain Healthcare leaders discuss their journey merging physician and CDI teams to implement the use of AI and streamline its middle revenue cycle.
Accurate and efficient revenue cycle management is crucial to a health care organization’s success. And because the revenue cycle is complex, detailed and always shifting, staying on top of regulatory updates and latest best practices requires constant attention in this ever-changing industry.
Dr. Travis Bias spoke with Authority Magazine about how medical practices can use digital transformation to provide better care.
In this Becker’s Hospital Review episode, Juggy discusses AI, technology’s ability to assist physicians and more.
Risk adjustment is an important tool for providers, payers and other health care stakeholders to understand and plan for the needs of a population and is fundamental to delivering value-based care.
A handful of new ICD-10-CM/PCS codes took effect April 1, 2022. Read up on the updates and CMS’ process for implementing code changes biannually.
When it comes to health data, it isn’t simply a matter of collecting more. For data to make a different, it must be put into context.
When it comes to charting, brevity rarely rules the day. This can make for cumbersome care and a slew of other headaches. How can organizations shrink this problem down to size? Read more from our friends at Intermountain Healthcare.
Q: What factors drive CPT coding for lower-extremity endovascular revascularization? Find out the answer to this question and more.
3M’s VP of Global Business Development Erik Van Hoeymissen looks beyond the shift to value-based care. Digital language processing, AI and virtual assistants can speed the transformation.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Aster Hospitals in a strategic collaboration with 3M announced it has successfully adopted 3M™ M*Modal Fluency Direct, the latest speech and AI-powered technology.
3M HIS has achieved fully authorized Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) status for its 3M RevCycle health services platform.
Coders must be familiar with updates to the ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets for the fiscal year 2023. Audrey Howard, RHIA, reviews new codes and reporting guidelines for dementia, care complications and vascular procedures, as well as updates to MS-DRGs.
Q: What factors drive CPT coding for lower-extremity endovascular revascularization? Read the article for the answer and much more.
Colleen Deighan continues the second installment of her series of updates to the E/M codes and guidelines from the American Medical Association. The E/M revisions are effective Jan. 1, 2023.
As health care technology and clinical documentation requirements become more complex, health systems must find ways to enable physicians to maintain a high level of quality in their documentation, while keeping their primary focus on the patient.
Diana Ortiz is a CDI subject matter expert at 3M HIS. She helps lead health care systems across the country use Z codes accurately to enhance patient care, improve care coordination and referrals, as well as support quality measurements. The Journal of AHIMA caught up with her to discuss the evolution of Z codes.
3M HIS announced that it’s 3M Fluency Direct solution and medical necessity solutions will be available in Epic’s new Garden Plot. Read the announcement.
Revenue cycle leaders share the best technology they use to optimize the revenue cycle. Tami McMasters Gomez, director of coding and CDI services at UC Davis Health, shares how her team implemented the best technology for CDI and physician teams to improve workflows to ensure maximum reimbursement for the organization’s middle revenue cycle.
Diagnosis sequencing is key to improving hospital ratings and rankings by industry groups like U.S. News & World Report, Leapfrog Group and Vizient. Read how advanced technologies can capture the complete clinical picture of patients through automated prioritization of cases, as well as coding rules and sequencing.
3M HIS announced the rollout of its new methodology 3M™ Ambulatory Potentially Preventable Complications (3M AM-PPCs) software, developed to address patient safety and quality oversight for procedures performed in hospital outpatient departments or ambulatory surgery centers.
Tami McMasters-Gomez, director of coding and CDI services at the University of California Medical Center at Davis, chats about UC Davis’ CDI reconciliation process and how reworking that process boosted productivity for the organization by 33 percent.
A bold rethinking of front-line physician workflows and back-office processes is streamlining operations and improving providers’ ability to delivery patient care.
3M HIS and Rad AI announced a strategic sales partnership in which 3M will resell Rad AI’s Continuity incidental findings management and Omni impression generation solutions as a value-add to customers using 3M Fluency for Imaging.
3M HIS is previewing its new dynamic templates and macros for 3M Fluency for Imaging at the 2022 RSNA meeting. Demos of the new feature, designed to further enhance radiologists’ efficiency, user experience and report quality, will take place at the event.
Quality metrics are complex, and it takes deep knowledge to understand their intricacies. Audrey Howard, RHIA, and Sue Belley, RHIA, CPHQ, describe commonly overlooked documentation elements that can affect quality metrics and outline how to incorporate these elements into an audit workflow.
Clinical quality measures are tools used by health care professionals to measure or quantify processes and outcomes. Audrey Howard, RHIA, and Sue Belley, RHIA, CPHQ, describe documentation elements that affect quality metrics and how to incorporate them into an audit workflow.
The director of coding and CDI services for UC Davis Health chats with HealthLeaders about its leap of faith in discontinuing its reconciliation process.
Discontinuing its reconciliation process was an easy decision for one revenue cycle leader at UC Davis Health.
3M HIS announced that U.S. News & World Report is evaluating its 3M AM-PPC software for potential use in the publication’s 2023-2024 Best Hospital rankings.
With the growth of automation, data availability and tracking, it is increasingly important for the middle revenue cycle to become a priority for health care organizations, and department collaboration is the key to success.
Alysia Minott, CIRCC, CCS, CDIP, explains that CPT coding for complex procedures performed using interventional radiology (IR) can be mastered; the first step is learning how to interpret applicable coding guidelines.
In this podcast, Dr. Sandeep Wadhwa, 3M HIS global chief medical officer, talks about preventing complications after outpatient procedures and focusing patient safety around ambulatory surgery centers.
Edifecs, a global health information technology solutions company, and 3M HIS, announced a collaboration to integrate their leading technologies to provide a unique solution for both payers and providers to accelerate the adoptions of value-based payment models.
John Gaede, director of information systems at Sky Lakes Medica Center, discusses how the hospital IT team overcame a ransomware attack in 2020 during the height of COVID-19 that took down their entire network.
John Gaede, director of information systems, Sky Lakes Medical Center, discusses how hospitals should prepare for possible cyberattacks. Gaede speaks from experience after his own hospital was hit by a ransomware attack in 2020 that took down their entire network.
Between 46 and 60 percent of inpatient records are missing documentation that would reflect a more severe and complex patient. Those are big numbers with big implications for health care providers.
For the third time in four years, 3M Fluency for Imaging is ranked first in the category Speech Recognition Front-End, Imaging in the KLAS Research annual software and services report.
Tonya Moton, RHIA, CCS, defines SDoH coding, explains the challenges of reporting these factors, and outlines how coders and providers can work together to create a positive impact in at-risk communities.
Imagine a rural business is the victim of a cyberattack. Within 12 hours of opening a corrupted email, every piece of technology, every process needed to conduct daily operations, is paralyzed. Read about how Sky Lakes Medical Center overcame this cyberattack during a global pandemic.
The January 2023 update to the CPT manual had almost every chapter undergoing some form of change. In this article, Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT, delves into some of the major changes to E/M coding and considerations for documentation integrity.
In the U.S. today, Black doctors are vastly underrepresented. Only five percent of physicians nationwide are Black. Learn more from Dr. Clarke on what steps can be taken to fix this discrepancy.
3M HIS announces a collaboration with Amazon Web Services to accelerate the innovation of 3M M*Modal ambient intelligence.
An old adage about clinical documentation states, “If you don’t document it, it didn’t happen.” Despite the importance of documentation as the data source for quality metrics, reimbursement and continuity of care, clinicians are frustrated and overwhelmed by administrative work.
As labor shortages surpass financial challenges as the top issue facing health care leaders, more organizations are looking at automation—particularly in revenue cycle—to increase efficiency.
The U.S. is facing unprecedented health care labor shortages and related cost pressures. In the U.S., the NHS has witnessed its largest nursing strike in history alongside junior doctor strikes. To fill those gaps, international recruitment is in the rise in the Global North.
“Wow, it really works,” said Dr. Arif Kidwai, president at St. John’s Radiology Associates, chats with HealthLeaders about the gaps the organization was seeing and the voice recognition technology it implemented to fill those gaps.
Modifier -25 is used to report a significant, separately identifiable E/M service by the same physician. Courtney Crozier, MA, RHIA, CCS, CDIP reviews the AMA’s guidance on correct reporting of modifier -25 and outlines when and how to report it.
Shockwave intravascular lithotripsy treats areas of severely calcified coronary arteries. Jane Arbogast-Schappell, CCS, CPS, CCC, CIRCC, explains the procedure and how to report it in HCPCS with coding examples.
In this ever-changing health care landscape, we’re faced with many challenges, including staffing shortages, staff burnout, struggles with employee retention, supply chain delays and financial recovery from COVID-19. In light of these difficulties, how do facilities and providers plan for future health care costs?
Audits are universally stressful. The knowledge that someone we do not know will be scrutinizing, criticizing and invalidating our work is enough to make anyone lose a few hours of sleep. According to the RADV Medical Record Reviewer Guidance, CMS can conduct RADV audits annually to “ensure risk-adjusted payment integrity and accuracy.”
The Oregon hospital director of information systems talks about lessons learned from a 2020 attack by Russian hackers that forced executives to shut all systems down.
Physicians commonly use AI-powered EHR functionality to help meet new standards of accountability, reimbursement and quality reporting. When this technology is well integrated into a facility’s workflow, it can improve the quality of documentation entered at the time of note creation and enable more accurate coding.
Amanda Vincent, Javier Ortiz and Teresa Brown, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CCS, identify various CMS quality programs, discuss common conditions these programs assess, and highlight their impact on patient safety through examples and coding case studies.
Implementing new technology to reduce administrative burdens and increase bottom lines is commonplace in the revenue cycle, but getting there isn’t always an easy road. The president of St. John’s Radiology Associates talks about its middle revenue cycle tech implementation process.
3M HIS announced that USNWR will incorporate 3M AM-PPCs in the analysis of its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals Specialty rankings.
3M HIS, an industry leader whose various M*Modal speech understanding, conversational and ambient AI solutions are currently used by more than 300,000 clinicians. “We are collaborating with AWS to bring conversational and generative AI directly into clinical documentation workflows. AWS HealthScribe will be a core component of our clinician applications to help expedite, refine and scale the delivery of 3M’s ambient clinical documentation and virtual assistant solutions."
Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are the most common drugs involved in overdose deaths in the U.S. Tonya Chandler, RHIT, examines ICD-10-CM reporting for fentanyl use, overdose, symptoms and dependence through several coding scenarios.
The success of AI in health care will fully depend on how clinicians embrace these tools, using them to automate repetitive tasks while channeling augmented outputs through human clinicians’ relationships with patients.
3M HIS announces a broader collaboration with Smart Reporting, a leading German technology provider in radiology and pathology reporting. With this collaboration, 3M HIS extends its portfolio of solutions that includes 3M Fluency for Imaging.