3M™ 360 Encompass™ System for computer-assisted coding

  • Provides a sophisticated, easy-to-learn solution for accurate, complete and compliant computer-assisted coding
  • Integrates fully with the market-leading 3M™ Codefinder™ Software
  • Analyses your coded data and productivity with a library of reporting capabilities
  • The 3M advantage

    Since late 2011, more than 2,000 hospitals across the USA have chosen 3M 360 Encompass to automate their coding.

    Why? Because these organisations have realised both cost- and time-saving benefits from combining an intuitive workflow with our proprietary natural language processing (NLP) technology to their coding and quality review processes.

  • With nearly 100 nosologists, 3M’s team delivers coding clarity, guideline advice and up-to-date coding content with the latest regulatory updates.

  • Defining the industry

    The increased adoption of the EMR has altered the coding process and hospitals are reporting that it takes them longer to find and read the required information to code the record. Industry reforms integrating safety and quality into the funding of hospital services, places increased demands on hospital clinical coding teams to implement measures to ensure data accuracy passes the ever increasing funding scrutiny while ensuring coding turnaround times are not impacted. The present and persistent shortage of qualified and experienced coders has resulted in the need to introduce technology to allow clinical coding teams to do more with less resources.

    The first product of its kind, the 3M 360 Encompass System integrates computer-assisted coding (CAC), clinical documentation integrity (CDI), concurrent quality metrics and analytics into one application to capture, analyse and advance patient information across the care continuum.

    Built on 3M’s logic for coding, grouping and reimbursement, the 3M 360 Encompass System leverages NLP and our platform’s blend of statistics and rules to automate coding improvement. The system offers users multiple dashboards, workflows, numerous reporting capabilities and embedded quality indicators. As our network of users grows globally daily, 3M continues to raise the bar with improved functionality ensuring coding accuracy and boosting productivity.

  • Built on the best

    With the 3M Codefinder Software as its foundation, 3M 360 Encompass combines 3M’s computer-assisted coding and software tools with proprietary NLP capabilities. NLP transparency within the system allows coders to see the evidence associated with an NLP decision and make adjustments within the code path, if appropriate.

    The system provides 3M expertise in the regulatory environment with powerful statistical methodologies to create a comprehensive NLP platform that uses both expert rules and statistics to deliver complete and accurate computer-assisted coding. The result? Improved reimbursement accuracy and reduced costs across your health system.

    Our clients report boosts in coder productivity, coding accuracy and job satisfaction.

  • Quality measures

    The 3M 360 Encompass System uses NLP to assist in the review of documentation to identify such key quality metrics as Hospital Acquired Complications (HACs) and provides a convenient and dynamic HACs dashboard to enable concurrent review. This gives your quality team the opportunity before discharge to identify any coding or documentation concerns, as well as drill into root-cause analysis on the spot.

  • All in one

    An integrated application can help you improve and streamline your coding workflows and build synergies by having all of your content for coding, CDI and quality in one place. The 3M 360 Encompass System for Computer-assisted Coding:

    • Offers online references at your teams’ fingertips, including Codebook, National Coding Queries, AR-DRG References, Elsevier’s Anatomy Plates and more
    • Lets the user derive multiple concurrent working DRGs at the beginning of a patient visit, and indicates if a code has impacted the DRG
    • Includes a growing list of role-specific, at-a-glance dashboards and reporting capabilities
    • Enables effective and immediate communication between coders, clinical documentation specialists and quality teams.
  • When it all works together

    For hospitals to manage and monitor their performance they must ensure efficient and accurate data turnaround.

    But what does that really look like?

    It looks like coding and clinical documentation working from the same content, reducing duplication and supporting transparency of work. It looks like coders and CDS using the one application, putting an end to disjointed workflows and communication breakdowns and promoting collaboration between teams. It’s timely, complete query responses from clinicians and full confidence that patient complexity and patient safety indicators such as HACs are accurately captured. It’s big-picture insights so hospitals can track, monitor and improve their performance.

    It looks like your teams, workflows and applications are focused on improving patient care. The 3M™ 360 Encompass™ System platform.


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