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ICD-10 coding challenge: Aspergillosis

By Sue Belley, RHIA

Sue Belley is back from 3M’s Client Experience Summit and catching up on her work. In the meantime, her colleague Julia Palmer, project manager with the consulting services business of 3M Health Information Systems, is handling this month’s coding challenge blog.


A 45 year-old male was admitted to the hospital after failed outpatient treatment for ongoing flu-like symptoms of fever, […]

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Article: The Magic Ingredient in Population Health

With Barbara Aubry, RN

From disease management to chronic care management to managed care and capitation, numerous initiatives over the past two decades have tried to promote better outcomes. So will the results be […]

eGuide: 10 questions payers must ask when choosing a value measure

As a payer, what questions should you be asking about value-based care? Find out in this latest eGuide.

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About accuracy…part 2

April 29th, 2016 / By Jason Mark

In part one of this blog we focused on recall as it relates to CAC.  In today’s post we will start by examining the definition of precision. With precision, we […]

Client Experience Summit Spotlights 3M Science Applied to Life

April 27th, 2016 / By Kristine Daynes

The 3M Client Experience Summit this year is a combination science fair and storytelling festival for healthcare professionals. In all the best ways. There is an actual science fair of […]

About accuracy…

April 25th, 2016 / By Jason Mark

In our recent posts we’ve touched on both productivity and proper tool usage to help achieve the best possible results with Computer Assisted Coding (CAC). This week I thought I […]

Medicare Advantage Star ratings and dual-eligible demographic rate adjustments – What’s next?

April 22nd, 2016 / By Gretchen Mills

As a way to provide better care to beneficiaries and reduce federal health care expenditures, CMS rates each MA plan annually using the Star rating system. Star ratings are based […]

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