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Breaking down the upcoming ICD-10 update

May 27th, 2016 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

Now that we’ve all memorized ICD-10 diagnosis coding and are speeding through our work, we have some updates to content with. I know, me neither. Last month I wrote about […]

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Webinar: Driving quality outcomes with 3M APR DRGs

An unintended effect of improved CDI may be a negative impact on your quality profile, so how do you create accurate documentation?

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ICD-10 after the code freeze: Finally, the ice is breaking

May 25th, 2016 / By Rhonda Butler

In an earlier blog, I said it is a common misconception that ICD-10-CM/PCS is brand spanking new. But it isn’t. It is unused. Just as putting meat in the freezer […]

Overcoming skepticism about value-based care

May 23rd, 2016 / By Kristine Daynes

Hospitals and physician practices are skeptical about the real value of value-based care. A Frost & Sullivan study for 3M found fewer than half of providers agreed that value-based care […]

To real time or not to real time – that is the analytics question

May 20th, 2016 / By AJ Dandrea

When we consider the complexity of systems and the challenges in making data-driven systems usable, it is easy to forget the principle of “real time.” As an industry, we hear […]

Why CMS needs to get the hospital-acquired complication policy right

May 18th, 2016 / By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

In our March blog, we highlighted some of the challenges with the CMS Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP). In that blog, we alluded to similar design flaws that are present […]

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Article: Implementing a Site-Neutral Medicare Prospective Payment System

With Richard Averill, MS, Richard Fuller, MS

3M authors Richard Averill and Richard Fuller discuss the impact if Medicare were to implement site-neutral payment. Published in Healthcare Financial Management, the journal of HFMA.

Session Spotlight: Creating a high-performing healthcare system

Dr. David Blumenthal, President of The Commonwealth Fund, recommends five areas that demand the attention of executives in the effort to transform health care.

Webinar: Why is CDI crucial for outpatient and physician services?

With Lisa Lanier

This webinar with expert Lisa Lanier explains how clinical documentation improvement is impacted by the shift from inpatient to outpatient services.  

Case Study: Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska

The Nebraska health plan needed a way to identify at-risk members. They had the data, but how to use it?