SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As healthcare organizations expand outpatient services and transition to
accountable care organizations (ACOs), outpatient documentation has
become more complex and critical to the bottom line. To help outpatient
facilities and physician practices improve documentation and coding
processes, 3M Health Information Systems has introduced the 3M
Outpatient CDI Program. The new clinical documentation improvement (CDI)
consulting service offers a proven process for achieving complete,
accurate and compliant outpatient documentation to promote accurate
reimbursement and a healthy revenue cycle.
3M Outpatient CDI is designed for free-standing physician practices,
hospital outpatient services, hospital-based physician services, and
multi-specialty physician clinics. Based on more than two decades of 3M
documentation consulting expertise, the new service teaches outpatient
staff how to improve documentation and workflow processes so that
patient conditions are fully captured and documentation reflects the
"We see a significant return on investment when outpatient providers are
educated about documentation specificity required for compliant coding,"
said Terri McCubbin Graves, RN, director of Consulting Services for 3M
Health Information Systems. "Re-work is reduced along with claims
denials and revenue recovery activity resulting from RAC audits.
Physician practices and clinics can be confident that reimbursement is
accurate and compliant while improving their revenue cycle and cash
3M Outpatient CDI builds on the 3M DRG Assurance Program, 3M’s
industry-leading inpatient CDI consulting service, which has been used
by more than 1,500 U.S. hospitals to help physicians meet changing
documentation requirements. The new service complements 3M’s complete
program of ICD-10 consulting services and the 3M ICD-10 Education
Program, a comprehensive web-based curriculum that prepares physicians,
CDI specialists, coders, and other essential facility staff for coding
and documentation under the new ICD-10 national coding standard, which
will be implemented in October 2014.
Learn more about 3M
Outpatient CDI online. Information about 3M’s entire suite of
clinical documentation improvement consulting services and software is
available at www.3Mhis.com
or by calling 800-367-2447.
About 3M Health Information Systems
Best known for its
market-leading coding system and ICD-10 expertise, 3M Health Information
Systems delivers innovative software and consulting services designed to
raise the bar for clinical documentation improvement, computer-assisted
coding, performance monitoring, and quality outcomes reporting. 3M’s
robust healthcare data dictionary and terminology services support data
interoperability and the expansion and accuracy of the electronic health
record. With 30 years of healthcare industry experience and the know-how
of more than 100 credentialed 3M coding experts, 3M is the go-to choice
for more than 5,000 hospitals worldwide that want to improve quality and
financial performance. For more information, call 800-3672447, visit www.3Mhis.com,
or follow on Twitter @3MHISNews.
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