Organizations often look for creative ways to quickly ramp up resources required for Clinical Documentation Improvement programs. Whether a nursing or HIM model is deployed, the resource pool is equally tight for experienced CDI Specialists. Alternatively, the cost and time horizon associated with training CDI Specialists from scratch is daunting.
e4’s Guided Clinical Mentorship program can quickly transform your CDI program. For one hospital, we have been able to demonstrate a one year ROI of 4360%, with a financial impact of more than $5m. To learn how, download the case study.
Accurate code and DRG assignment translates into secure revenue. It impacts the appropriate capture of the patient’s clinical condition, severity of illness, risk of mortality, risk adjustment, and decreases risk for payer denials. Additionally, DRG Validation allows an organization to identify opportunities for process improvement, and then take that information and translate it into ongoing education.
Learn how e4 has been able to demonstrate a return on investment rate in excess of 200% with our DRG Validation Services. Download the case study.
e4 is pleased to announce that we will once again be exhibiting at the 2018 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit, taking place September 22-26 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
e4 has been an AHIMA exhibitor for many years, and we are looking forward to networking with the brightest minds in health information management. With representation in both local and national AHIMA leadership organizations, e4 continues to lead efforts to innovate and advance health information management best practices.
AHIMA attendees can connect with e4 by visiting booth #619, where we will provide goodies, HIM Services information and demo how our innovative analytics tools and LEAN Engineering methodology can transform your HIM department into a data-driven leader. Not attending AHIMA? Just contact e4 today and we’ll schedule a time for a personal demo.
Margie Stackhouse, Sr. Coding Consultant for e4 and President of the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (PHIMA), recently met with University of Pittsburgh HIM students to talk about non-traditional careers in health information management (HIM) and her experiences in HIM. She also talked about opportunities for the students to volunteer with PHIMA and network with fellow HIM professionals.
We’re proud of Margie and are proud to support PHIMA and their programs that positively impact the future leaders in HIM!
The next time you travel along I-95, I-76 and I-676 in Philadelphia – be sure to look up!
e4’s billboard campaign in live in the Philadelphia market, promoting e4’s LEAN Engineering approach to healthcare program management. Powered by LEAN thinking and proprietary software tools, LEAN Engineering is helping e4 clients to eliminate waste, accelerate timelines and reduce costs, and is especially helpful for managing the pace and complexity of complex programs such as EHR conversion projects.
e4 continued its support and leadership involvement with the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (PHIMA) at the PHIMA 80th Annual Meeting at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort on May 20-21, 2018.
At the Installation of Officers, e4’s Chris Parfitt, RHIT, CDIP, Sr. Consultant & Coding Operations Manager and current PHIMA President, helped welcome Margie Stackhouse, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer and e4 Lead Auditor, as the incoming President as of July 1, 2018. Also representing e4 as PHIMA Committee Chairs are Trina Shreck, CCS, R.T.(R)(M)(MR), e4 Consultant, Technology Chair and Pat Swetland, RHIT, CCS, Coding Roundtable Chair.
Jon Gabster, RHIA and Mike Brensinger, RHIA, CPHQ represented e4 in the exhibit hall, providing an assortment of goodies and plenty of information about e4’s service offerings to the attendees.
e4 was also well represented in speaking engagements. Jill S. Clark, MBA, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA, AHIMA Board of Directors, presented the AHIMA 2018 Report to the CSAs. Also presenting were Chris Parfitt, RHIT, CDIP, Pat Swetland, RHIT, CCS and Sheila Sinkovitz-Riss, RHIT, CDIP, CCS. They presented “Coding Associates – Growing Your Own Coders”, which was part of the e4 Coding Apprenticeship program. There was lots of networking, education and friends!
e4 teamed up with Jefferson Health on Thursday evening to support their HIM Spring Outing at Lucky Strike in Philadelphia. Team members enjoyed a variety of food, drinks, and of course, lots of bowling to celebrate the hard work of the Jefferson Health HIM team.
e4 team members look forward to the Company Retreat every year, and the recent e4 gathering at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida was truly an experience to remember! Our team spent time discussing how to serve our clients better in the year ahead. Of course, much time was also spent enjoying the company of our amazing team members! (Interested in joining our growing team? Click here to learn more.)
What steps are you taking to mitigate readmissions for your organization?
Increased readmissions can carry negative consequences, from financial penalties to quality of care concerns. e4 has taken a leadership position in addressing this issue, and recommends a collaborative approach between Coding and CDI to reduce readmissions.
e4’s Tara Rogers, BSN, RN, CCDS, Sr. Clinical Documentation Specialist, recently presented “Reduction of Readmissions with Collaboration of Coding and CDI” at the NEPHIMA Quarterly Luncheon Meeting & Education Session on Wednesday, March 14.