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Cleveland Clinic Selects 3M Computer-Assisted Coding Technology

December 15, 2010
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Cleveland Clinic health system, a nonprofit multi-specialty academic medical center, will implement computer-assisted coding technology from 3M Health Information Systems (Salt Lake City, Utah) to substantially automate the inpatient and outpatient coding process. Cleveland Clinic will use 3M computer-assisted coding solutions to help reduce nearly $2 million in costs resulting from coding outsourcing, staff overtime, and anticipated productivity losses with the transition to the ICD-10 coding standard.

Cleveland Clinic will implement 3M Codefinder Computer-Assisted Edition Software, which analyzes and interprets text from multiple documentation sources, and then maps it to the logic-based coding paths of the 3M Coding and Reimbursement System. The software improves coder productivity by reducing time-consuming chart review and helps coders identify missing information in the clinical documentation.

The contract also includes 3M Codefinder Auto Edition, a joint product offering with CodeRyte, Inc. that accelerates outpatient coding. The software imports text from physician reports and uses advanced natural language processing technology to assign accurate codes. Codes are then presented to human coders for review and, upon approval, are automatically exported to client billing systems.


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