3M™ Audit Expert System
Catch coding errors before they become a problem
Ever-changing billing rules and coding guidelines put a huge responsibility on HIM departments to d accurate, complete and compliant coding. 3M has a tool that identifies compliance issues by reviewing 100 percent of inpatient records at the point of coding every day. This helps you submit clean claims the first time, every time.
3M has also combined the 3M Audit Expert System with 3M Consulting Services to address key areas of your coding compliance process. With periodic assessment and analysis of your coding output, 3M can help you fine-tune the 3M Audit Expert System and your coding compliance processes to help reduce compliance risk and capture lost reimbursement.
3M Audit Expert System can help you:
Improve coding accuracy and compliance
Manage RAC and other payer and auditor activities
Provide coders with self-monitoring and self-auditing tools
Reduce rework, rebilling, rejections
Reduce A/R days and write-offs
Estimate financial impact of DRG changes
Features and benefits
The 3M Audit Expert System has achieved the “RACTrac Compatible” designation from the American Hospital Association (AHA). AHA RACTrac is a web-based survey that compiles accurate, up-to-date information about the impact of Medicare’s Recovery Audit Contractor program on U.S. hospitals.
Valuable benchmarking and reporting features
The 3M Audit Expert System shows you where your organization ranks against CMS’s national MEDPAR data and lets your organization compare its coding results against nationwide published CMS benchmarks. The system can also run comparisons against your own records, track improvements, and compare your organization with other facilities. 3M Audit Expert reports can provide real data in real time to those who need the information now, not retrospectively. Standard reports include:
Differences in average CMS weight by coder
Top DRG by compliance rank
Estimated financial impact of DRG changes
DRG benchmark comparisons
Meets foundation criteria for meaningful use
This EHR module is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable hospital certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. 3M Audit Expert System, version 5, was certified on February 16, 2011, CC-1112-416190-11, with the addition of FileZilla Client 220.127.116.11, a free cross-platform FTP client.
It meets the foundational Security and Privacy criteria 170.302 o-v. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. See the CCHIT website at http://cchit.org for more information.
"CCHIT®" is a registered mark of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.