KLAS Recognizes 3M as Market Leader in Medical Records Coding

  KLAS Recognizes 3M as Market Leader in Medical Records Coding

Business Wire

SALT LAKE CITY -- December 17, 2012

For the fifth year in a row, independent healthcare research firm KLAS, has
ranked 3M Codefinder Software as the top software product in the Medical
Records Coding category of its annual healthcare vendor survey. This year’s
2012 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services report also
recognizes 3M Health Information Systems as one of the top three
highest-performing healthcare software vendors based on 25 separate
performance measures, including product quality, implementation, and service
and support.^1

Used by more than 5,000 hospitals worldwide, 3M Codefinder Software manages
the complex rules, guidelines and terminology of medical coding. The software
is complete with ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding content and tools to help
coders prepare for the transition to ICD-10. These tools include document
insufficiency flagging, translation, and double and dual coding. The U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services has set October 2014 as the start date
for the new ICD-10 national coding standard.

The KLAS rankings are based on evaluations submitted by thousands of
healthcare providers throughout the United States and Canada. “We are grateful
to our clients for giving our software high marks for quality, functionality,
service and product confidence,” said Jon Lindekugel, president of 3M Health
Information Systems. “The KLAS rankings reflect our commitment to delivering
innovative software technology that promotes the most accurate, complete and
compliant coding possible.”

In addition, 3M APCfinder Software and 3M DRGfinder Software were ranked first
among similar vendor software products in the Medical Records Other category
of this year’s KLAS report. The two products bring inpatient and outpatient
prospective payment system regulations for editing, grouping, and
reimbursement to the 3M Coding and Reimbursement System family of products,
helping coders determine correct DRG and APC codes. 3M also ranked second in
ICD-10 Consulting Services, a new service market segment in this year’s
rankings.

For more information about 3M consulting services and coding and reimbursement
solutions, visit www.3Mhis.com or call 800-367-2447.

About 3M Health Information Systems
Best known for its market-leading coding system and ICD-10 expertise, 3M
Health Information Systems delivers innovative software and consulting
services designed to raise the bar for clinical documentation improvement,
computer-assisted coding, performance monitoring, and quality outcomes
reporting. 3M’s robust healthcare data dictionary and terminology services
support data interoperability and the expansion and accuracy of the electronic
health record. With nearly 30 years of healthcare industry experience and the
know-how of more than 100 credentialed 3M coding experts, 3M is the go-to
choice for more than 5,000 hospitals worldwide that want to improve quality
and financial performance.  www.3Mhis.com.

About KLAS
KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the
performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS' mission is to improve delivery, by
independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare
provider partners, consultants, investors and vendors. Working together with
executives from more than 4,500 hospitals and over 2,500 clinics, KLAS
delivers timely reports, trends and statistics, which provide a solid overview
of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures the performance of
software, professional services and medical equipment vendors. For more
information, go to www.KLASresearch.com, email marketing@KLASresearch.com or
call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative.

Codefinder, APCfinder, DRGfinder, and 3M are registered trademarks of 3M
Company.

^1 2012 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services,
www.KLASresearch.com, © 2012 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

Contact:

For 3M
Mollie Houns
Price Houns Associates
952-920-6951
or
3M
Janna Fischer
3M Public Relations and Corporate Communications
651-736-5824
 
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