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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 […]

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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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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 […]

Annotations: A closer look

May 16th, 2016 / By Clarissa George

In my last blog post, I talked about Coder Acceptance methods and I introduced the idea of rolled up CAC methods and rolled up manual methods. I also went over […]

MACRA Proposed Rule: What it means for Medicare Advantage

May 13th, 2016 / By Gretchen Mills

On April 27, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement key provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of […]

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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 issues and impact of Medicare site-neutral payment.

Session Spotlight: Creating a high-performing healthcare system

Dr. David Blumenthal, President of The Commonwealth Fund, provides five areas executives should focus their attention to begin healthcare’s transformation.

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?