In the age of value-based care, it is more crucial than ever to empower Clinical Documentation Specialists and Coders with the right solutions to help them prioritize the right cases, easily communicate with the care team, and save them time in providing accurate documentation.
The stakes are high: significant reimbursements are on the line, and the challenges are further intensified by constantly evolving clinical documentation guidelines that make it more difficult to capture and code appropriately.
This week, while at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) annual meeting in Los Angeles, we have had an intense focus on addressing the challenges faced by our customers as they move to value-based care. This national trend has greatly increased pressures industry-wide to deliver timely, accurate and compliant clinical documentation.
AHIMA invited some of our Nuance experts to share actionable strategies, best practices, and innovations in AI during this week’s annual meeting. For example:
- Nuance HIM expert Mario Perez emphasized a call to action to create official industry CDI/Coding standards that cross CDI and coding disciplines, using Canadian standards as a reference point.
- Mel Tully, Nuance Senior VP of Clinical Services and Education, hosted a panel entitled Innovators Reveal Next Steps in Advancing Traditional CDI into Uncharted Areas. Healthcare innovators shared their CDI journeys and the creative solutions, strategic plans, toolkits that have put these systems in a league of their own.
- Nuance VP and CMO Dr. Anthony Oliva, along with Shane Wolverton, SVP at Quantros, took an in-depth look at clinical quality outcomes data pre-and post-CDI implementation to provide insight into measuring clinical documentation improvement efforts on quality ratings.
In addition to the above presentations, we announced the details of two new partner agreements this week:
- We are working with Vincari to expand Nuance’s CAPD offerings to the surgical suite, which provides a guided workflow to address the unique administrative challenges faced by surgeons and proceduralists.
- We are working with Talix to deliver a new provider-focused, quality and risk intervention solution that will close coding gaps at the point of care and properly code high value risk adjustment opportunities within the new care and payment models supported by Medicare Advantage plans, ACOs and others.
We look forward to the opportunity to meet you. You can find us next at CHIME17 Fall CIO Forum Oct. 31- Nov. 3 in San Antonio and at RSNA in Chicago Nov. 26-Dec. 1, connect with us here, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter to learn more.