Inside Angle

From 3M Health Information Systems

Topic: 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.

Article: Understand why PSI 90 CDI reviews matter now

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Cheryl Manchenton, RN, provides guidance to help keep your organization on the right track when it comes to accurate and complete PSI metrics.

Clinical validity…It’s not going away anytime soon

September 5th, 2018 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

It has been two years since AHIMA updated the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting with a statement about clinical validity. You would think with lessons learned plus time and […]

Webinar: Driving quality, accuracy and revenue in the Emergency Department

In this webinar, Bobbie Starkey, RHIT, CCS-P, paints a broad picture of the components to consider if you are thinking of starting a CDI program in your Emergency Department.

Outpatient CDI is the right idea, but the wrong label

August 27th, 2018 / By Kristine Daynes

As the volume of outpatient care has grown over the past several years, so has interest in outpatient clinical documentation improvement (CDI). Yet many organizations struggle to define what exactly […]

Physicians and documentation: Getting credit for great work

August 15th, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Why would an orthopedic surgeon develop expertise in documentation and coding? Eugene Christian, MD, Chief Medical Officer for St. Mary’s Bon Secours Hospital in Richmond Virginia describes his work on […]

Infographic: Infections with the highest impact on Medicare HAC penalties

When it comes to reducing Hospital Associated Infections (HAIs), where should your organization focus its efforts?

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Putting it together: Workflow design can improve quality outcomes

July 27th, 2018 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

As a rabid theater-goer, I love Sondheim.  Note the quote below: “Bit by bit, putting it together… Piece by piece, only way to make a work of art. Every moment […]

A fix for persistent staffing challenges

July 13th, 2018 / By Kristine Daynes

Roughly 40 percent of healthcare financial leaders say their organizations lack in-house expertise and staffing for extremely important activities, such as managing new regulations and payment models. The gaps put […]

Webinar: Best practice for managing sepsis denials

How “balanced” is your organization when it comes to managing denials—especially sepsis denials? In this webinar, 3M expert Krysten Brooks, RN, discussed the key clinical indicators of sepsis and how […]

When hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) hit close to home

May 30th, 2018 / By Steve Cantwell

Late one night this April, my good friend and work associate finds it so difficult to breathe she wakes her husband to drive her to Emergency. One day she’s on […]

Webinar: Why PSIs matter now

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Why does PSI 90 matter to your organization? Discover the importance of patient safety indicators in this webinar featuring Cheryl Manchenton and Margaret Schmidt.

Avoid playing the telephone game when communicating the quality message

March 28th, 2018 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

As a child, I loved playing the game telephone. It was always hysterical to hear the message that the last person heard as compared to the message the originator sent. […]