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Cheers to 40 years! Celebrating four decades of 3M Health Information Systems

Oct. 18, 2023 / By David Bacon

This October marks 3M Health Information Systems’ (HIS) 40th anniversary! A lot can happen in 40 years. From an RV in Salt Lake City (Read more about that here.) to […]

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Closing the coding and documentation denial gap

Aug. 18, 2021 / By Keri Hunsaker

Reducing denials is a top priority for every health care organization and revenue cycle department. The ultimate goal is to somehow create a process that eliminates the need to review […]

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Understanding the EAPG transition and its impact on payment

June 22, 2018 / By Shannon Garrison, MBA, MJ

How hospitals and physicians get paid is changing as the U.S. healthcare system transitions from volume-based to value-based care. Reimbursement methodologies need to allow for a plan to control costs, […]

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A look back at popular blogs of 2017

Dec. 15, 2017

Thanks for reading the Inside Angle blog in 2017! As 2018 approaches, revisit some of our most popular blogs of the year: 1. HCCs: A frequent factor in the value […]

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For the good of specificity

June 9, 2017 / By Clarissa George

We know that being more specific in coding can affect and potentially increase reimbursement depending on the type of visit and conditions. Today, however, I would like to focus on another aspect of being more specific—tracking conditions which enables […]

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ICD-10: What about specificity and reimbursement?

March 17, 2017 / By Clarissa George

In a recent blog, my colleague Jason Mark examined specificity with Atrial Fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) to see if there are noticeable shifts in the specificity of codes being used under ICD-10. […]

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What’s in it for me? Accurate reimbursement!

Feb. 10, 2017 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

I paraphrase, but this is essentially the question we hear from providers when we talk about ICD-10 coding accuracy.

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Audits look at more than correct E/M coding

Nov. 4, 2016 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

This month, Inside Angle blogger Rebecca Caux-Harry discusses E/M coding guidelines with Andee Andriole, 3M senior manager of outpatient consulting services. Rebecca:  Hi Andee, it was great seeing you at […]

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Enhancing patient care and the bottom line through LOINC / SNOMED CT implementation

Sept. 23, 2016 / By Pam Banning

3M HIS has been busy participating in professional healthcare industry meetings during the first half of 2016. This included Clinical Lab Management Association’s ThinkLab, The American Society of Microbiology (ASM) […]

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Can one state lead the nation to healthcare reform?

March 7, 2016 / By Steve Delaronde

The ultimate goal of the Triple Aim is to address the problem that healthy communities create for hospitals and other healthcare providers. Under the fee-for-service model, providers make money treating […]

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ICD-10 and the changing role of the healthcare technologist

Jan. 22, 2016 / By AJ Dandrea

As a technologist, I can recall with some detail the anxiety and friction around the year 2000. The technology industry was in a state of panic driven by speculation that […]

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What you don’t know might hurt you…the potential negative impact of CDI programs on quality outcomes data

Oct. 12, 2015 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

We’ve all heard the phrase…”what you don’t know won’t hurt you.” That might be true in some settings, but in the world of documentation improvement this is definitely not the […]