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Three questions with Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, MBA: Making ambulatory patients safer

May 4, 2022 / By Kelli Christman, Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, MBA

I sat down with 3M Health Information Systems Global Chief Medical Officer Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, MBA, to discuss his thoughts on increasing ambulatory patient safety protocols. Sandeep, you recently attended […]

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EAPG users: Get a little help from your friends

April 26, 2021 / By Gregg Perfetto

As the song goes, sometimes we need “a little help from our friends.” As many organizations are learning from the COVID-19 pandemic, needs often exceed resources, so it makes sense […]

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Focus on E/M coding: New Year, new resolutions, new outpatient office visit coding guidelines

January 25, 2021 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

New year, new month, new changes to documentation and coding for outpatient office visit codes 99202-99205 and 99211-99215. If it feels like you have been inundated with information and updates […]

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Has your state or payer adopted EAPGs? Understanding the basics

August 12, 2020 / By Lisa Lanier

Florida is known for its high population of retirees. I just recently moved from the Panhandle down to Southwest Florida, leaving a mostly rural area with families and young people. […]

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eGuide: 3M™ Enhanced Ambulatory Patient Grouping (EAPG) System

Find out how 3M™ Enhanced Ambulatory Patient Groups (EAPGs) can help transform patient data into actionable knowledge.

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Getting ready for fall? Or did you take a fall?

October 4, 2019 / By Cecilia Charles, RHIA

The summer months have passed us by and autumn is here which means flu and cold season is upon us. But wait, we are just beginning to heal from the […]

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

February 26, 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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CAC Exact: A new CAC system performance metric

November 9, 2016 / By Clarissa George

What percentage of automation is completely correct in a computer-assisted coding (CAC) system? Or, in other words, how many visits does a CAC system get exactly correct? The answer to […]

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Annotations: A closer look

May 16, 2016 / By Clarissa George

In my last blog post, I talked about Coder Acceptance methods and I introduced the idea of rolled up CAC methods and rolled up manual methods. I also went over […]

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Video: Inpatient vs. outpatient: What determines payment?

With Donna Smith, RHIA

3M’s Donna Smith explains why the differences can impact a clinical documentation improvement program.

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Video: CDI program differences: Inpatient vs. outpatient

With Lisa Lanier

What are the differences between inpatient and outpatient CDI programs? Learn more about the unique documentation challenges facing each type of facility.

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Case Study: Southeastern U.S. medical center

As services increasingly move to the outpatient setting, is your organization’s CDI program still effective?