Automating workflows within one patient record across your organization helps increase staff efficiencies and collect appropriate reimbursement.
Enhance the quality of physician documentation through integration
Manage a patient’s length of stay
Automate the clinical documentation specialist workflow.
Automate the search for appropriate and available care
Southwest General Health Center was looking for a way to decrease its hospital readmission rate.1 And the organization found it in April 2016 with the implementation of Cerner Readmission Preventionand Acute Case Management solutions. Over a 12-month period, from May 2016 to April 2017, the Cerner ITWorks℠ client saw a 5.52 percent decrease in its hospital-wide 30-day readmission rate.
In April, Jeff Hurst discussed how Cerner’s Clinically Driven Revenue Cycle captures charges automatically as a by-product of quality documentation, providing all the intricate information needed later for appropriate billing. In this blog, he talks about how integrated technology allows for more coordinated care management and a healthy revenue stream.
Disjointed data and processes make it extremely difficult to have one comprehensive picture of a patient, let alone a patient population. It also limits clinicians and financial staff from making the best decisions at the right time to deliver optimal outcomes with accurate and timely payment. For these reasons, clinical and financial alignment is essential.
The health IT landscape is constantly evolving. Shifting consumer behavior patterns, coupled with the industrywide transition from fee-for-service to fee-for-value models, means that hospitals and health care providers must structurally adapt in order to remain successful.
“The solution has provided my team with 100 percent satisfaction. We were a paper-based system and are now completely paperless because of the automation and integration with the medical record.”
— Julie Howard, Director of Case Management, Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, Inc.
When University Medical Center (UMC) in Lubbock, Texas, turned to Cerner to lower the number of high-risk Medicaid readmissions, it found a couple solutions that made a big difference. After implementing Cerner’s Readmission Prevention and Acute Case Management solutions, the hospital saw a 34.6 percent drop in 30-day readmission rates among high-risk Medicaid patients from May through July of 2015.
Angie Curry is the corporate CDI manager at CoxHealth over 11 clinicians who review 1,400 cases per month for two hospitals in the five-hospital system in southwest Missouri. Curry will share insight about different staffing models, including a hybrid and remote CDI approach, during the Revenue Management Symposium at Cerner Health Conference.
“It’s an exciting time to have all of that information located in one record, and that’s the biggest benefit that Cerner has brought to us.”
— Angie Curry BSN, RN, CCDS, Corporate CDI Manager, CoxHealth
With Cerner Acute Case Management solutions, Shawnee Mission Medical Center reduced ED visits by 46 percent and reduced penalties associated with Medicare readmissions
“My team can screen its entire patient load – 23 patients per care manager – in an hour. I get a snapshot of it all, right in front of me.” – Tiffany Ferguson, Director of Community Care Management, Northern Arizona Healthcare
Verify expected reimbursements and manage any variances and denials right within your workflow.
Electronically monitor, support and manage health information of all types for a comprehensive, secure medical record.
Get complete and accurate information at the point of service to help manage your cash flow.
Enable a comprehensive workflow including registration, scheduling, patient tracking, patient accounting and reporting through a single platform in the ambulatory setting.
Integrate people, process and technology, to help improve workflow efficiencies, meet organization metrics and control cost to collect.
Cerner Acute Case Management was designed to connect clinical and financial information across the organization in an effort to decrease readmission rates, increase staff efficiencies and improve quality of care rate.
Our case management solutions support the case management department in three areas: utilization management, clinical documentation improvement and discharge care management.
Cerner’s Clinically Driven Revenue Cycle™ enables administrators, care teams and coders alike to pull from a single patient record and take advantage of clinical automation that helps them reduce traditional (i.e. manual) revenue cycle functions. This allows the organization to capture quality documentation upstream and accurately code strong, complete clinical evidence to reduce delays and receive appropriate reimbursement, meet quality care initiatives and deliver optimal patient outcomes.