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.

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. […]

HCCs: Whose “problem” is it? It’s an AND, not an OR!

February 26th, 2018 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

HCCs are a “problem.” By that I mean no organization can ignore the impact of HCCs. No CDI specialist, HIM professional, quality specialist, provider or billing auditor can remain uneducated […]

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Article: A Singular Effort

If both facility and pro fee coders are looking at the same documentation and need to identify the same procedures, why can’t it be done by the same coder? Brooks […]

Article: Collaborate across silos to succeed in quality-focused CDI efforts

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

What is your organization’s strategy to journey from volume- to value-based reimbursement? How to create a collaborative CDI team.

Webinar: Drive quality with accurate severity of illness and risk of mortality

Explore how precise capture of severity-of-illness and risk-of-mortality measures impact quality outcomes and reimbursement.

Article: Embrace risk adjustment

With Donna Smith, RHIA

This article details how coders can enhance their careers by becoming proficient in the finer points of the latest payment methodologies.

Webinar: How clinical validity affects quality outcomes

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

This webinar featuring Cheryl Manchenton explains the need to improve awareness of how clinical validity can both negatively and positively affect quality outcomes.

Infographic: CDI Prioritization

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

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CDC reports Candida auris cases in the U.S.

July 3rd, 2017 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

I was reading a May 2017 article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcing 122 cases of Candida auris (C. auris) in the past nine months across […]

Outpatient CDI: Substance and mental health disorders

May 15th, 2017 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

May is Mental Health month. It is a reminder to revisit outpatient CDI for substance disorders and mental health disorders. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) statistics indicate […]

Spring clean your CDI workflow

May 10th, 2017 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Is your CDI program in a rut? Has your performance plateaued or even diminished? Maybe your program has a case of the “same-ole-itis,” otherwise known as “the way we have always done it” disease. In the words of the song from the musical Auntie Mame,* “Open a new window, open a new door!”