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3M Health Information Systems

October 05, 2011 11:15 ET

3M Coding Software Released With ICD-10 Readiness Tool

New Outsourced Coding Offering, 100 Computer-Assisted Coding Clients, and Performance Milestones Demonstrate 3M ICD-10 Leadership

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2011) - 3M Health Information Systems announced today a new release of its market-leading 3M Coding and Reimbursement System, which offers a feature-rich ICD-10 Readiness Tool with complete ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding content. When coding with the ICD-10 code sets, all standard coding features are available, such as direct code entry and code retrieval from 3M's comprehensive coding references. Anatomy images are fully integrated within the coding workflow to promote coding accuracy.

A new ICD-10 translation window allows coders to complete ICD-9 to ICD-10 code translations. The software helps coders familiarize themselves with all possible ICD-10 equivalent codes and allows coders to select the appropriate ICD-10 code based on the patient record and physician documentation. Coders also can identify potential ICD-10 documentation insufficiencies while coding in ICD-9.

The enhanced ICD-10 Readiness Tool is available at no additional cost to 3M coding clients in the United States as part of the 3M coding solution's regular software upgrade, released September 29, 2011. The 3M Coding and Reimbursement System is the industry's leading encoding system, used in more than 5,000 healthcare settings worldwide by HIM departments to code and group patient data for decision support, quality measurement, and reimbursement.

3M and SourceHOV Team to Offer Outsourced Coding Resources
3M has signed an agreement with SourceHOV, LLC, a leading provider of Business Process Solutions and Knowledge Process Outsourcing, to provide outsourced coding resources through SourceHOV's subsidiary LexiCode Corporation. 3M will offer SourceHOV's qualified, credentialed coding resources as part of its complete suite of ICD-10 products and services to help healthcare facilities maintain current coding workflow and reduce risk of backlogs during the ICD-10 transition.

The integrated outsourcing solution offering by 3M and SourceHOV is available immediately and is featured in both the SourceHOV and 3M booths at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 2011 Annual Convention, Oct. 2-6, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

3M Computer-Assisted Coding Helps Clients Transform Coding Operations for ICD-10
More than100 healthcare sites have contracted for 3M computer-assisted coding (CAC) software to help prepare for ICD-10 and offset initial productivity losses that are anticipated with ICD-10 implementation. Twenty-four facilities are now live with 3M CAC technology, using it to streamline the inpatient and outpatient coding process. With the recent introduction of the 3M 360 Encompass System, 3M is connecting and automating coding, clinical documentation improvement (CDI), and performance monitoring in a single integrated workflow. The new system integrates auto-generated codes with real-time CDI prompts and delivers them to the point of care and across all CDI and coding processes.

3M Health Information Systems is an international leader in ICD-10 classification with more than 15 years experience in developing and maintaining ICD-10 products and services around the world. In the United States, under contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), 3M developed the ICD-10 Procedure Coding System (PCS) and the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs), and produced the initial conversion of MS-DRGs to ICD-10.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has set October 1, 2013 as the implementation date for ICD-10, the new national coding standard that will replace ICD-9-CM. Codes based on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), are used throughout health care to record, store and retrieve diagnosis and procedure information for clinical, epidemiological and quality purposes, and for reimbursement.

More information about 3M ICD-10 software and services is available at www.3Mhis.com/ICD10 or by calling 800-367-2447.

About 3M Health Information Systems
Best known for our 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, mobile physician applications, case mix and quality outcomes reporting, and document management. Our robust healthcare data dictionary and terminology services also support the expansion and accuracy of the electronic health record (EHR) system. 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 partner for more than 5,000 hospitals worldwide that want to improve quality and financial performance. Visit www.3MHIS.com.

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