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Are you prepared for the solar eclipse…injury coding?

August 18th, 2017 / By Lisa Lanier

Are you ready for Monday’s solar eclipse? Are you in the path of totality? What time does it start in your area? Do you have your solar viewing glasses? What […]

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Video: How to run a successful accountable care organization (ACO)

With Herb Fillmore

Stephen Rosenthal, COO at Montefiore Health System and 3M’s Herb Fillmore talk ACO best practices.

Infographic: CDI Prioritization

When it comes to case review, knowing where to focus leads to a sustainable impact.

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Populations, samples and statistical plane crashes

August 16th, 2017 / By Ryan Butterfield

Ryan Butterfield’s co-author on this blog is Melissa Gottschalk, a Research Analyst 2 on a team within the Clinical and Economic Research group for 3M Health Information Systems. Carl Friedrich […]

Oh my poor ears, was that PHI I just heard?

August 14th, 2017 / By Kelly Long

Being familiar with the healthcare industry has proven most valuable over the years. However, it is also a curse. We are expected to react to certain situations that others take […]

2018 ICD-10 code update exercise: Consider the audience

August 11th, 2017 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

I am a member of a team that works directly with CMS on the yearly code update process for their National Coverage Determination policies (NCDs). Our team accesses, refines and […]

Empathy leads to better experiences in health care

August 9th, 2017 / By Andy Vitale

How can user experience designers who don’t have clinical backgrounds work to create better experiences for healthcare providers, payers and patients? Design is about understanding the emotions of the user, […]

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Article: Coders Beware: CMS Surgical Audits Began July 1

With Barbara Aubry, RN

3M’s Barbara Aubry urges coders to provide adequate clinical documentation to support CPT code 99024.

Case Study: Hierarchical condition categories: Get documentation and coding right

With Donna Smith, RHIA

3M research conducted by HIMSS Analytics sought to understand how organizations manage data in support of value-based payment models based on HCCs.

Infographic: Managing HCCs

When it comes to HCCs, what are the biggest challenges and how can hospitals address them?

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Webinar: Managing variation in health care: The unique role of risk adjustment

With L. Gordon Moore, MD, Erika Johnson

In this webinar, experts L. Gordon Moore and Erika Johnson discuss using risk adjustment to reveal variation in health care.