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Dr. David Danhauer, FAAP, FHIMSS and chief medical information officer at Owensboro Health, explains the implementation of HIT to coordinate follow up on incidental radiology findings.
To address both documentation accuracy and physician satisfaction, Greater Baltimore Medical Center implemented 3M’ s clinical decision support documentation improvement program that uses AI-enabled clinical intelligence embedded into speech-to-text dictation tools and EHR workflows.
With the goal of achieving Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program financial incentives, University Medical Center of El Paso launched an ambitious improvement effort targeted at 32 quality metrics, with priority focus on preventing avoidable readmissions. Error-prone and time-consuming manual data analysis was replaced with an advanced analytics platform.
"It is definitely a futuristic goal that's not here just yet, but it seemed to make sense to partner with a technology vendor (3M) that has the same sort of roadmap, the same sort of vision, and has the capability of getting there," said Michigan Medicine Chief Revenue Officer Benjie Johnson.
Dr. David Danhauer of Owensboro Health in western Kentucky talks about his organization's use of 3M™ M*Modal Fluency Direct speech recognition to address radiology incidental findings and drive improved patient safety.
Leidos, prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on the Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM) initiative, awards contract to 3M HIS for components of the 3M™ 360 Encompass™ System platform.
Krysten Brooks, 3M performance advisor, on sepsis documentation and coding best practices and preventing sepsis denials.
Sue Belley, 3M HIS consulting services manager, discusses best practices for coding audits.
Read this article detailing 3M EAPGs, a leading reimbursement methodology for Ambulatory Surgical Centers.
3M outpatient consultant Colleen Deighan, RHIA, on maintaining compliance with the Two-Midnight Rule, including features of 3M technology that help mitigate risk.
Julie Salomon, 3M™ 360 Encompass™ System chief product owner, looks at the critical role of CDI specialists in maintaining documentation integrity during the current health crisis.
3M HIS launches a new technology platform designed to allow health care providers and payers to prioritize care high-risk populations.
3M Senior Regulatory Analyst Barbara Aubry describes 2021 updates to E/M guidelines.
3M outpatient consultant Colleen Deighan is the author of an article discussing social determinants of health and 2021 E/M code changes.
Learn how Atrium Health uses 3M technology to drive CDI and coding collaboration through concurrent coding and CDI worklist prioritization from Heather Joyner, Atrium HIM director, and Diana Ortiz, 3M marketing manager.
3M technology is an integral component of Epic’s ambient voice technology which debuted at HIMSS 2020.
Pam Banning, 3M health care data analyst, shares her career successes as a clinical laboratory scientist (CLS).
Examine the industry's widespread adoption of computer-assisted coding in an interview with Diana Ortiz.
To both reduce the administrative burden of documentation and improve quality of care, Michigan Medicine has added 3M’s AI solution to its EHR.
Michigan Medicine teams up with 3M Health Information Systems to upgrade a full portfolio of AI-powered technology across its health care system.
This article covers a KLAS CDI report and notes 3M’s strong technology offerings have increased in already high market energy for the solutions among larger organizations.
3M and Waystar have entered into a strategic partnership to provide revenue capture solutions to clients of 3M HIS.
Artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize health care. User adoption and acceptance, however, are critical to widespread application.
With health systems’ adoption of EHR systems, physicians' roles are expanding far beyond just providing good clinical care. Physicians often feel they can add the role of billers, medical record custodians and quality management specialists to their resumes.
A key safety initiative at Kentucky-based Owensboro Health uses machine-driven NLU to automate the patient follow-up process.
While debates rage over who knows what about us there are ways in which data are being used to transform life for the better. One area with immediate impact has been in health care. Dr. Melissa Clarke and Dr. Gordon Moore of 3M’s Health Information Systems discuss how using data is making health care delivery more efficient, effective, and equitable.
Through examples given within the wound care setting, Bobbie Starkey, RHIT, CCS-P, shows the importance of documentation and ICD-10-CM reporting to support HCC capture within the inpatient coding sphere.
Audrey Howard, RHIA, covers fiscal year 2022 updates to ICD-10-CM reporting for non-ischemic myocardial injury and traumatic brain compression and herniation.
With the shift of care from inpatient to outpatient and from fee-for-service to value-based payment models, a focus on risk adjustment and HCCs align well with this changing landscape.
In an age of clinician burnout and patient backlogs, technology and artificial intelligence can help lighten the lead and take EHRs to the next level.
Audrey Howard, RHIA, covers fiscal year 2022 updates to ICD-10-PCS reporting for spinal procedures, specificity updates to the ICD-10-CM official coding guidelines, and modified MS-DRG logic for type 2 myocardial infarctions.
Due to the drug Ivermectin’s uptick in misuse for treating COVID-19, Sue Belley, Med, RHIA, CPHQ, reviews ICD-10-CM reporting for poisonings, adverse and toxic effects and underdosing.
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.