Advanced analytic tools identify quality performance issues, improve
Using public quality measures and 3Mís proprietary quality metrics, 3M Quality Services consultants evaluate hospital outcomes data to identify specific quality outliers, which are then analyzed to determine the source. This in-depth analysis uncovers issues with clinical documentation, coding, staff training, and hospital processes and workflow. By pinpointing issues impacting quality reporting, the program helps hospitals improve their quality outcomes data and thrive under new federal and state outcomes-based reimbursement initiatives.
Once the root cause of quality outliers have been identified, 3M consultants work with facilities to develop hospital-specific improvement plans that include education, documentation improvement, redesign of workflows for either concurrent or post-discharge quality reviews, and more. The program is enhanced with a team-based approach to training that breaks down cross-functional silos and barriers. Ongoing monitoring and measurement promotes long-term success, helping to ensure that coding, clinical documentation improvement, quality and clinical teams deliver improved quality measures and accurate outcomes data going forward.
ďWith the rise of value-based purchasing and new risk-sharing agreements between payers and providers, itís crucial that quality performance data be accurate,Ē said
Quality metrics analyzed by 3M Quality Services include Hospital-acquired Conditions (HACs) and All-Cause Readmissions (ACRs) identified by the
Also included are 3M Potentially Preventable Complications (3M PPCs) and 3M Potentially Preventable Readmissions (3M PPRs), which identify potentially preventable events, and 3M All Patient Refined DRGs (3M APR DRGs), the industry standard for risk adjusting patient populations based on severity of illness and risk of mortality. 3M proprietary classification methodologies are used by more than 30 states for quality reporting and/or
3M Quality Services builds on the 3M DRG Assurance Program, 3Mís industry-leading inpatient clinical documentation improvement (CDI) consulting service, which has been used by more than 1,500 U.S. hospitals to help physicians meet changing documentation requirements. 3M clients can take advantage of 3M Quality Services in conjunction with the 3M 360 Encompass System to create a concurrent quality review program with their CDI and coding teams to help improve their quality scores.
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About 3M Health Information Systems
Best known for its market-leading coding system and ICD-10 expertise, 3M Health Information Systems delivers innovative software and consulting services designed to raise the bar for clinical documentation improvement, computer-assisted coding, performance monitoring, and quality outcomes reporting. 3Mís robust healthcare data dictionary and terminology services support data interoperability and the expansion and accuracy of the electronic health record. With nearly 30 years of healthcare industry experience and the know-how of more than 100 credentialed 3M coding experts, 3M is the go-to choice for more than 5,000 hospitals, as well as government and commercial payers that want to improve quality and financial performance.†www.3Mhis.com.