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Clinical Documentation Improvement

Can CDI support both reimbursement and quality reporting? Insights from 3M’s CDI consultants on taking your program to the next level.

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?

Let’s get granular…Getting down to the nitty gritty for quality improvement

March 14th, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton

So I typically have a tune stuck in my head and when thinking about my recent quality projects, the “song” that keeps popping up is to “get granular” (flashback to […]

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.  

The vowels of quality

January 29th, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton

I had the privilege of attending the HFMA Region 11 conference this week. Although there were many great seminars and speakers on healthcare topics, the best presentation was by Johnny […]

Quality versus quantity…a real dilemma

January 13th, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton

Happy New Year to all! As we make (and break) many New Year’s resolutions this month, I’d like to talk about resolutions for quality. I appreciate the challenges and pressures […]

Counting down the top 5 blogs of 2015

December 31st, 2015

Happy New Year to all our readers! Before the ball drops in Times Square, catch up on five of our most read blogs of the year: “What you don’t know […]

Infographic: EHR copy-paste is here to stay. Compliance issues don’t have to.

What are the risks of copy-paste? Keep compliant while taking advantage of copy-paste efficiency.


Article: The Two Sides of Copy-Paste

Linda McIntyre, RN, discusses the challenges of ensuring compliant EHR documentation and the risks and benefits of “copy-paste” in this article published in For the Record.

Webinar: The vital role of CDI in proper patient placement

Are your patients being placed properly within the healthcare contiuum? Learn more about the physician documentation necessary to support inpatient admissions

Case Study: St. Margaret’s Health

Keeping up with clinical documentation process changes in the industry can have a significant impact on smaller hospitals’ financial health. St. Margaret’s Health, a 57-bed hospital in Illinois, worked to […]

They just don’t get it: Who is to blame for increased complication rates?

November 30th, 2015 / By Cheryl Manchenton

Let me start by saying Happy Holidays to everyone. However, I am feeling a bit like Mr. Scrooge. I have heard from many clients lately regarding their struggles with obtaining […]

Getting it “right”: Risk-adjusted rates for potentially preventable readmissions

November 2nd, 2015 / By Cheryl Manchenton

Ever wonder how states (or CMS) set thresholds for readmission rates? Much has been said about and written on the subject, but there a few things I think are highly […]