SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sharp HealthCare, a not-for-profit integrated regional healthcare
delivery system based in San Diego, Calif., has selected the 3M 360
Encompass System to integrate and automate medical records coding,
clinical documentation improvement (CDI), and performance monitoring
across all Sharp facilities, including four acute-care hospitals and
affiliated medical groups. The advanced technology from 3M Health
Information Systems will help Sharp HealthCare achieve greater coding
productivity, complete documentation for better coded data, more
accurate reimbursement, and actionable data to improve patient care
Sharp will implement the 3M
360 Encompass System integrated with its Cerner electronic health
medical record (EMR) to address the inefficiencies of multiple coding
and documentation workflows and the added costs of unconnected systems.
The 3M solution promotes complete capture of patient severity in
physician documentation to improve case mix and significantly reduces
the time and resources needed to prepare physicians for ICD-10,
the new national healthcare coding standard.
“We did extensive research looking for an automated coding and
documentation improvement solution that was big enough to meet the needs
of a large organization like Sharp,” said Kari Cornicelli, Chief
Financial Officer for Sharp Grossmont Hospital. “Accurate coding was a
deciding factor in choosing 3M. We’ve been a 3M client for years and
trust their coding software to keep us compliant and our reimbursement
on target. 3M’s strong consulting program in clinical documentation
improvement was the other factor in our decision.”
Sharp HealthCare has also contracted for the 3M
DRG Assurance Program, 3M’s industry-leading clinical documentation
improvement consulting program used by more than 1,500 U.S. hospitals to
help physicians improve documentation specificity. The contract also
includes the 3M Ambulatory Revenue Management System, which monitors
data accuracy, validates medical necessity, and audits for compliance
throughout the entire revenue cycle.
With the 3M
Coding and Reimbursement System as its foundation, the 3M 360
Encompass System incorporates complete ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding
content. The application natively codes in ICD-10 and enables coding in
ICD-9 while viewing the ICD-10 equivalent. 3M is an international leader
in coding and patient classification systems with more than 5,000
hospitals worldwide using 3M coding solutions to code and group patient
data for decision support, quality measurement, and reimbursement.
More information about the 3M
360 Encompass System is available online 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 nearly 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. www.3Mhis.com.
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