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ICD-10 coding challenge

Join 3M's ICD-10 coding challenge to solve ICD-10 scenarios and win prizes
The 3M ICD-10 coding challenge is now underway. Test your ICD-10 skills and enter a monthly drawing for prizes, including e-readers, headphones and computer speakers.

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AHIMA Leadership Circle

The AHIMA 2013 conference theme is "85 Years of Dreaming Big and Believing." And 2013 also marks an important anniversary for 3M Health Information Systems: We will be in Atlanta this fall celebrating 30 years of believing in and building our business dream.

We don't need to remind you that October 1, 2014 is on the horizon. Luckily, 3M has you covered with ICD-10 software, education, and supplemental coding resources to help you through the transition. 3M offers access to qualified, credentialed coding resources to help you maintain current workflow and reduce backlogs with on-site or remote services for inpatient and outpatient coding, audits, and interim CDI staffing.

3M is a big believer in learning from and connecting with our clients—and then putting ideas in motion. We connected with many healthcare leaders as we developed the 3M™ 360 Encompass™ System, a revolutionary new application that connects and automates both coding and documentation improvement—two critical factors related to success under ICD-10 and performance-based reimbursement.

By extending the 3M 360 Encompass NLP platform into physician workflows, we can now offer the 3M™ 360 Encompass™ MD System, which provides automated feedback and guidance to help physicians improve the accuracy, completeness and compliance of the data in a patient's medical record. Because physicians can document by their preferred methods and the 3M software integrates queries into existing EHR workflows, fewer physician queries are needed and the patient's problem list is more complete.

As 3M consultants worked with their clients over the years to review and improve coding and documentation practices, they developed the 3M™ Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) System, an automated tool set for concurrent record review. 3M CDI System displays the coding edits related to select diagnosis and procedure documentation and helps clients achieve accurate, precise coding.

Now we are excited about our new 3M™ Outpatient CDI Program, which can help freestanding physician practices, hospital-based physician services and hospital outpatient facilities achieve accurate, complete and compliant coding and documentation. This new offering takes a three-phase approach to assessing, educating and monitoring your outpatient coding environments to help you reduce denials and achieve appropriate reimbursement.

Finally, we're introducing 3M™ CAC System for Small Hospitals. This software is designed exclusively for small hospitals that want all the benefits of 3M's computer-assisted coding—accurate, complete coding documentation and improved coding efficiency—in an ICD-10-ready system that's sized right for their needs.

Stop by Booth 1415 to learn more and help us celebrate our 30 years of dreaming big.

Speakers you need to hear

Time Topics Speakers
Monday, October 28th
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m
Leveraging Meaningful Use, Standard Terminology, and the HL7 Infobutton for Patient-Specific Education Rachael Seeley, RN, BSN
Medical Informatics

Susan A. Matney,
Medical Informatics
Tuesday, October 29th
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Leveraging Computer-Assisted Coding Technology to Improve Clinical Documentation and Prepare for ICD-10 in a Rural Healthcare Environment Deloris Farthing, RHIA
Director, Health Information Systems, Hays Medical Center
Tuesday, October 29th
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
The Emergence of Meaningful Use Audits. Implementing Enterprise –Wide "Trust-but-Verify" Principles Using a Centralized Terminology Server Amy Sheide, RN, BSN, MPH Medical Informatics
Wednesday, October 30th
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Frightening Scenario and Manageable Change? Determining the Realistic Reimbursement Impact of ICD-10 on MS-DRGs Donna Smith, RHIA
Senior Consultant, 3M Health Information Systems

Lori Jayne, RHIA
Health Information Management Director, Lahey Health System
Wednesday, October 30th
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Next Big Thing – Evolving Roles for Healthcare Documentation Professionals Jill Devrick, MPA
AHDI President and 3M Health Information Systems Product Solutions Advisor
Poster Session Variable Data Encoding in Nurse Charting across Military Healthcare Facilities Tiffany Harman, RN
Medical Informatics

Rachael Seeley, RN, BSN
Medical Informatics

Customer Appreciation Luncheon

We are celebrating 30 years and AHIMA is celebrating 85 years--what a great time to celebrate!

October 29, 2013
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Georgia World Congress Convention Center
Exhibit Hall B2 - Building B

No registration necessary. Just come join the fun and remember to pick up your poster.

Mark your calendar now!

From a Poster Collector

I have been collecting the 3M posters for approximately 15 years. The posters hang in my office at the hospital. The artwork is lovely and colorful, as well as being great reminders of the AHIMA conventions and places I have been able to visit. The posters are good conversation pieces. With each city visited, there is a story to be told. Visitors often sit and choose which poster they like best.

I have quite a large office and joke with my staff that I will retire when the office is full of 3M AHIMA posters. I do have quite a way to go to reach that goal!

Susan E. Raviv, MBA, RHIA
Director, Health Information Management, Privacy Officer
North Shore Medical Center, Salem, MA

About the Artist, Randy Royter

My first AHIMA poster for 3M was created for Miami in 2001. My inspiration comes from the host city itself, what makes it special and unique. I look for visual icons that most people would recognize and some that would be a surprise. I try to include the state flower. At the end of the day, I am trying to make the poster fun to look at as well as conjure up memories of that host city and the AHIMA conference.

I love creating these posters. It's kind of like going on vacation. I learn a lot about the host city that I didn't know. This year I have learned so much about Atlanta. I would love to spend some time there. It looks like a fun city.

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