3M™ DRG Assurance™. Quality training for quality outcomes

 

Recently, Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) has gained more visibility as a way for hospitals to deliver improved operational and financial outcomes. CDI is a process where clarity is sought from clinicians to ensure the documentation in the medical record reflects patient complexity and is written in a format that is fit for producing clinically coded data. This contributes to overall improvements in patient care and reimbursement.

Best-practice CDI programs aim to seek complete, accurate and specific clinical documentation in the medical record during the patient’s admission rather than after the fact. Successful CDI programs appoint a CDI Specialist (CDS) to ensure the documentation fully reflects the patient episode of care. This process enhances patient outcomes and in turn enables complete and accurate coding and the allocation of an appropriate diagnosis related group (DRG).

Best-practice CDI programs aim to seek complete, accurate and specific clinical documentation in the medical record during the patient’s admission rather than after the fact. This process enhances patient care and in turn enables complete and accurate coding and the allocation of an appropriate diagnosis related group (DRG).

Quality CDS training therefore must be specific and closely aligned with the ever-changing ICD-10-AM/ACHI coding & AR-DRG grouping environment. If not, there is no assurance that CDI efforts will actually result in delivering quality data for performance measurement and reimbursement.

The 3M™ DRG Assurance™ CDI training meets these requirements. Our multidisciplinary team of expert clinicians and HIM/coders have trained 36 CDS representing 29 Australian hospitals. Our training is fully aligned with Australian Coding Standards and AR-DRG grouper-specific content and has been modified for the clinical environment so that ‘clinical truth’ is ethically upheld in the quest for appropriate DRG changes.

3M™ DRG Assurance™ Trained Participants will:

  • Gain the skills to improve the documentation to facilitate the coding process to deliver high quality hospital data
  • Receive detailed manuals containing clinical and coding content for the Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC), along with supporting reference material to help capture specificity and improve the documentation to produce more valuable hospital data for reporting and
    reimbursement
  • Understand the relationship between documentation, codes and diagnosis related groups (DRGs)
  • Understand the critical success factors for performing concurrent CDI reviews
  • Network with industry professionals

CDI Intensive Training Course

The 3M™ DRG Assurance™ 4-day CDI Intensive Training Course is designed for CDI Specialists, HIM/Coders, Clinicians or Medical Officers who have been nominated to participate in CDI initiatives.

3M™ DRG Assurance™ Trained Participants will:

  • Gain the skills to improve the quality of the documentation in the medical record to deliver quality patient care, facilitate the coding process and benefit the primary and secondary uses of the data
  • Receive detailed manuals containing clinical and coding content for the Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC), along with supporting reference material to help capture specificity and improve the documentation to produce more valuable hospital data for reporting and reimbursement
  • Understand the relationship between documentation, codes and diagnosis related groups (DRGs)
  • Understand the critical success factors for performing concurrent CDI reviews
  • Network with industry professionals

Course content and materials will be ICD-10-AM/ACHI Tenth Edition, AR-DRG v8 (the AR-DRG version for the Private Hospital course will be made in consultation with the participants) and cover;

  • Pre-MDC
  • Musculoskeletal System & Connective Tissue
  • Male Reproductive System
  • Circulatory System
  • Digestive System
  • Respiratory System
  • Female Reproductive System

2017 Course Dates

Places are limited so book now

Sydney

Public Hospitals:  8:30am - 4pm, 26-29 September  3M Training Centre  
140 Sunnyholt Road Blacktown NSW

Private Hospitals:  8:30am -4pm, 24-26 October  3M Training Centre  
140 Sunnyholt Road Blacktown NSW

Melbourne

Public Hospitals: 8:30am -4pm, 27 - 30 November  3M Vic Office 540 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley  VIC

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SITE-BASED COACHING

Following this course 3M will be available for site-based coaching to conduct record reviews with participants to drive immediate improvements and results at their hospitals. These coaching sessions have been proven to bring an immediate return on the hospital’s DRG Assurance™ investment.

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