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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: How your approach to quality impacts total performance scores

With Donna Smith, RHIA

This webinar reviews the Total Performance Score calculation and how the Value-Based Purchasing Program measures will impact payment.

2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guideline 19 Deserves Attention

September 6th, 2016 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

The 2017 ICD-10 CM-Guidelines were released in August by the CDC.  There are several noteworthy changes but the one that blew me away is Guideline No. 19. First though, the […]

Conference takeways: Quality, outpatient CDI, ICD-10 and the real world

June 22nd, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton

I have been quite deficient in blog posts over the previous couple of months.  This is partially due to the work involved in preparing my presentations for the recent 3M […]

Sepsis 3 Consensus definitions—the impact on quality (part two)

June 10th, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton

In my previous blog, I addressed concerns about the new Sepsis 3 definitions.  In this blog (part 2), I will further flush out implications for specific quality metrics and also […]

Sepsis 3 Consensus definitions—the impact on quality (part one)

June 8th, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton

How do you know what you don’t know? That’s the conundrum of the new Sepsis 3 definitions and the impact on measurement of quality outcomes.   As I am quite passionate […]

HIMagine That: Specificity unrecognized

June 6th, 2016 / By Donna Smith, RHIA, Sue Belley, RHIA

Donna: Hi, Sue! I saw you at the ACDIS conference last week. How were the sessions you  attended? Sue: Really good – I liked the diversity and range of topics […]

Venturing into outpatient CDI – a growing trend

May 31st, 2016 / By Ann Chenoweth, RHIA

We see it everywhere: AHIMA and ACDIS are offering education programs to help their members embark on the outpatient CDI journey. Consulting firms and technology companies are launching new services […]

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 […]