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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.

Access to clinical data and a walker called Rhonda

February 5th, 2020 / By Steve Cantwell

My 83-year-old mother recently returned from a two-month cruise of the South Pacific—Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia and more. She’s active and bright and healthy and could easily pass for […]

First do no harm part 2: How can quality efforts harm patients?

January 15th, 2020 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

As I noted on my previous blog, the Hippocratic Oath has been in existence since anywhere from 200-500 AD and is still relevant today. I discussed how a proposed eCQM […]

New Year’s resolution: An ounce of prevention

January 3rd, 2020 / By Sheldon Barlow

Out with 2019 and in with the new year! The new year has the anticipation of a fresh start, a new beginning. The process of reflection and goal setting, such […]

A look back at popular blogs of 2019

December 18th, 2019

A big thank you to all Inside Angle readers! As we look ahead to 2020, we invite you to revisit some of our most popular blogs of 2019: “The Iron […]

First do no harm: Can eCQMs hurt patients?

December 16th, 2019 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

The Hippocratic Oath has been in existence since anywhere from 200-500 AD. One translation (which has been modified in a version with which we are more familiar) states: “I will […]

The changing seasons of quality: The new IQR measures part 2

November 4th, 2019 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

As I noted in my previous blog on the changes to the IQR program, fall brings joy to some and sadness to others. With the fall comes changes to the […]

The changing seasons of quality: The new IQR measures, part 1

October 28th, 2019 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

“A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance” Ecclesiastes 3:4 Fall brings joy to some and sadness to others. I […]

Webinar: Improving patient care through the capture of HCC diagnoses in observation patients

Hear from HIM professionals at Atrium Health about how an initiative to ensure complete HCC capture and documentation has improved patient care at their health system.

Physicians, EHRs and New York City cab drivers

June 19th, 2019 / By Steve Cantwell

On a recent business trip to New York City, I take a taxi to JFK Airport from Lower Manhattan in late afternoon traffic. The cab driver tunes into a radio […]

Radiology documentation: Maximizing revenue and reducing risk

May 29th, 2019 / By Katie Kitchen, CPC

From my previous blogs, you know that I am a huge proponent of computer-assisted coding (CAC). Some of the key goals of CAC utilization are increased productivity, maximizing reimbursement and […]

Case Study: Advanced CDI drives quality and financial results

Physicians and CDI teams at Sheridan Memorial increased CMI by 7.5 percent and achieved more than $1 million in financial improvements. See how they did it.

Article: The role of coders and CDI teams in HACRP success

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

HIM, CDI, and inpatient coding professionals can play a significant role in helping their organizations be successful under HACRP. Read Cheryl Manchenton’s article to find out how.