3M introduces ICD-10 consulting services, software
3M Health Information Systems has introduced ICD-10 consulting services combined with ICD-10 software to help hospitals prepare for a transition to the new coding standard, scheduled to be implemented in 2013 across the U.S.

3M’s ICD-10 transition technology includes new releases of the 3M DRG Assurance Program clinical documentation improvement program and the 3M Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) System. 3M ICD-10 consultants can assist hospitals with new ICD-10 modeling and code translation services, clinical documentation assessment services and claims impact analysis services.

Consultants work onsite with hospital ICD-10 steering committees to perform an assessment of clinical documentation, said the company. 3M analytic tools evaluate claims data to identify specialties, patient populations and diagnosis codes most impacted by ICD-10.

3M also provides the 3M CDI System, a tool that offers clinical documentation guidelines and edits interactively during concurrent chart review, 3M added.