Amerinet to Offer 3M Computer-Assisted Coding -- Agreement Expands 3M Software Applications Provided to Group Purchasing Network

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Amerinet has expanded its purchasing agreement with 3M Health Information Systems to offer 3M’s computer-assisted coding solution to more than 42,000 members of Amerinet’s national group purchasing network. By automating key elements of the inpatient coding process, 3M Codefinder Computer-Assisted Edition will help Amerinet members streamline coding workflow, substantially improve coder productivity, and prepare for increased coding requirements under the new ICD-10 national coding standard.

Our expanded agreement with 3M will help our acute care members meet today's challenges with software tools that expedite coding, promote data quality, and help reduce costs and improve outcomes.

Amerinet has expanded its purchasing agreement with 3M Health Information Systems to offer 3M’s computer-assisted coding solution to more than 42,000 members of Amerinet’s national group purchasing network. By automating key elements of the inpatient coding process, 3M Codefinder Computer-Assisted Edition will help Amerinet members streamline coding workflow, substantially improve coder productivity, and prepare for increased coding requirements under the new ICD-10 national coding standard.

“Increased regulatory demands and the adoption of ICD-10 are challenging the way our members document, code, collect, and manage patient data,” said John Vinarsky, vice president of Executive Resources and Office Solutions for Amerinet. “Our expanded agreement with 3M will help our acute care members meet these challenges with software tools that expedite coding, promote data quality, and help reduce costs and improve outcomes.”

To further support ICD-10 transition planning, Amerinet will offer the 3M ICD-10 Code Translation Tool, an application that helps convert existing information systems and software applications to ICD-10, and can be used to create customized ICD-9 and ICD-10 mappings for specific clinical and business needs.

The agreement also includes advanced 3M software for efficient management of patient data. The 3M ClinTrac System integrates standard data elements across care planning, quality and risk management functions into a central database, eliminating the need to collect the same patient information across multiple areas. This integration helps increase data accuracy, reduces manual data review and collection, and improves communication across departments that manage outcomes.

For more information about 3M software and services, visit http://www.3Mhis.com or call 800-367-2447.

About Amerinet
As a leading national healthcare group purchasing organization, Amerinet strategically partners with acute and alternate care providers to reduce costs and improve quality through its performance solutions. Built on a foundation of data, savings and trust, and supported by a team of clinical and supply chain experts, Amerinet enriches healthcare delivery for its members and the communities they serve. To learn more about the Amerinet difference, visit http://www.amerinet-gpo.com.

About 3M Health Information Systems
3M Health Information Systems delivers comprehensive software and consulting services to help organizations worldwide improve documentation, quality, and financial performance across the healthcare continuum. 3M offers integrated solutions for transcription, speech recognition, clinical documentation improvement, documentation management, computer-assisted coding, quality, and revenue cycle management, effectively meeting the industry’s changing needs. With more than 25 years of healthcare experience and expertise, 3M works as a trusted and stable business partner to provide reliable implementation, training, and support services.

Codefinder, ClinTrac, and 3M are trademarks of 3M Company.

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