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.

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. […]

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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