3M Teams with MedPartners HIM to Offer Outsourced Staffing Services for Clinical Documentation Improvement

  3M Teams with MedPartners HIM to Offer Outsourced Staffing Services for
  Clinical Documentation Improvement

Business Wire

SALT LAKE CITY -- September 12, 2013

3M Health Information Systems has signed an agreement with MedPartners HIM to
offer the company’s credentialed clinical documentation improvement (CDI)
staffing resources with 3M’s complete suite of ICD-10 and CDI consulting
services and software. The integrated outsourcing service will help hospitals
and health systems manage both interim and long-term CDI staffing required for
organizational CDI initiatives and to prepare for ICD-10 implementation in
October 2014.

CDI staffing from MedPartners HIM supports 3M’s extensive program of ICD-10
consulting services and 3M DRG Assurance, the healthcare industry’s leading
CDI consulting program, which has been used by 1,500 U.S. healthcare
organizations to achieve more precise clinical documentation, accurate quality
outcomes data and reimbursement, and to maintain regulatory compliance.

Terri McCubbin Graves, RN, director of Consulting Services for 3M Health
Information Systems, said the outsourcing agreement with MedPartners HIM
extends 3M consulting programs to address the healthcare industry’s shortage
of qualified CDI specialists. “Many healthcare facilities have asked us for
help in obtaining on-demand CDI staff during this critical preparation time
leading up to ICD-10,” McCubbin Graves said. “Working with MedPartners allows
us to offer experienced CDI specialists as part of a comprehensive consulting
program that is customized to our clients’ needs and documentation quality
goals.”

“We are excited about partnering with 3M, a major force in the healthcare
industry and a leading CDI solutions provider,” said George Klimis, vice
president, CDI and Acute Care Case Management Services for MedPartners HIM.
“Both of our organizations are invested in providing the highest quality
services and best talent available to our clients.”

Join 3M Health Information Systems for a free webinar to learn more about
managing staff shortages during the ICD-10 transition using supplemental
coding and CDI resources. Click here to register.

Visit www.3Mhis.com for more information about 3M ICD-10 and CDI consulting
services and software or call 800-367-2447.

About MedPartners HIM
MedPartners HIMis a full-service employment organization that provides
consulting, staff augmentation and human capital solutions for short- and
long-term projects as well as direct hire. With more than 25 years of
healthcare and HIM experience, MedPartners fuels the ability to provide
outstanding service to public, private and government clients. MedPartners HIM
was named the #1 “Best Staffing Firm to WorkFor in the Nation” in a 2012
industry survey by Staffing Industry Analysts. The company is part of P2P
Staffing Corporation, a professional staffing firm providing contract,
contract to hire, temporary, and direct hire staffing solutions. Visit
www.medpartnershim.com for more information.

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 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. For more information, call 800-367-2447, visit
www.3Mhis.com, or follow on Twitter @3MHISNews.

DRG Assurance and 3M are trademarks of 3M Company.

Contact:

Price Houns Associates
Mollie Houns, 952-920-6951
or
3M Public Relations
Mary Kokkinen, 651-733-8806