ICD-10: The road ahead
|If ICD-10 had a theme song, it certainly would be “The Long and Winding Road” by the Beatles. After decades of development, endless regulatory hurdles and multiple delays, the implementation date for ICD-10 has arrived.
In his most recent blog, Richard Averill retired senior vice president, Clinical and Economic Research for 3M Health Information Systems writes about the arrival of ICD-10.
Read more from Rich at the 3M HIS blog.
Copy-Paste and the EHR: Realizing the Benefits While Minimizing the Risk
Linda McIntyre, RN of 3M HIS, discusses the challenges of ensuring compliant EHR documentation and the risks and benefits of "copy-paste" in this article published in For the Record.
Case study: Henry Ford Health System
The first product of its kind in the industry to automate coding and documentation improvement, 3M 360 Encompass was built on 3M logic for grouping and reimbursement that leverages natural language processing (NLP) and 3M rules. Michigan's 2,200- bed Henry Ford Health System, a Level 1 Trauma Center, chose 3M's 360 Encompass system to power its coding operations.
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Health care providers in Wellmark program see more than $17 million in savings
Eight Iowa health systems participating in a shared savings model of care with 3M client Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield collectively saved more than $17 million in health costs in 2014. The eight ACOs, representing more than 424,000 members, achieved savings with the help of 3M analytics, and reduced hospital admissions by nearly 11 percent, readmissions by 8 percent and emergency department visits by 10 percent.
3M maps StayWell's patient education content to ICD-10
3M Health Information Systems has teamed with StayWell to help make the company's patient education content ICD-10 ready. 3M mapped more than one million ICD-10 coding relationships to the Krames Patient Education Healthsheets, videos and articles. Customers can now leverage the specificity of ICD-10 to extend and enhance the reach of StayWell's extensive patient health content.