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3M content for medical necessity validation

Avoid costly claim denials and delays

Uncompensated medically unnecessary services total billions of dollars per year. Without accurate medical necessity checking, you could find your reimbursement entangled in claim denials and delays. Plus, accurate validation can help you determine when to issue an ABN form, letter of medical necessity or other noncoverage documentation appropriately so you can comply with medical necessity guidelines.

See this infographic of the complexities and costs of medical necessity.

INFOGRAPHIC: 3M™ The Complexities and Costs of Medical Necessity.

We can help you avoid the risk of denials, rework and non compliance. Our medical necessity content lets hospital staff validate claims for medical necessity at any point in the revenue cycle:

Features and benefits

Put it on your calendar

Every month, 3M delivers content updates for Medicare Fiscal Intermediary (Part A), Carrier (Part B), Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) and several Medicaid and private payer plans. This gives facilities prompt access to regulatory changes.

Automated and efficient

When embedded into any system in your revenue cycle, 3M medical necessity content can enhance the system’s capabilities with automated medical necessity checking in any workflow. It can help you realize the full benefit of your hospital system by eliminating the costly, time-intensive tasks of gathering LCD/NCD information and performing manual reviews.

Expert content

3M has a skilled team of subject matter experts, including RNs, nosologists, and medical necessity specialists, that produce our content. These experts not only have deep clinical and industry knowledge, but are committed to creating the most extensive medical necessity and coding compliance rule set available.

Perfect for all of your edits

Both the 3M Medical Necessity Software and 3M Medical Necessity Dictionaries include the most current edits for Medicare LCDs and NCDs, including rules based on ICD-10 codes.


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