Your Data is Your Voice: Lessons in Clinical Documentation Improvement
Recorded: August 15, 2017
CEU: 1.0 – Performance Improvement
Industrywide healthcare reforms are seeking to change care delivery and payment through the use of data. Moreover, traditional methods of reimbursement are being abandoned. Recent legislative and policy-making has fast-tracked the shift of healthcare payment to measurable value and quality outcomes. Now more than ever, the data you produce will drive your economic future. This session will explore five best practices to chart a strategic path through data-driven clinical documentation improvement, cultural changes and technologies in a new healthcare landscape.
By the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to:
- Identify transformations coming your way as a result of industry changes.
- Describe the best practices to update and strengthen operations under emerging care delivery and population-based payment (PBP) models.
- Implement changes in improved data capture that aligns with essential documentation within the primary care group practice and among organizational leaders including coding staff.
As the director of provider innovation strategies, Adele Allison monitors healthcare reform for DST System’s health solutions division, a leading provider of health IT solutions for payers, providers and pharmacies dedicated to improving the delivery and administration of healthcare in terms of clinical, financial and patient health outcomes.
Having served as the co-chair of the ONC Beacon-EHR Vendor Affinity Group and a current co-chair for HHS’ Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) Payment Models Workgroup, Allison has over 25 years of healthcare experience and has been the guest speaker at dozens of national events, sharing her expertise on health IT, federal legislation/policymaking, healthcare reform and many other topics.
A published author, Allison is a member of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) advisory board on curriculum development and serves on UAB’s HITECH Committee for health IT curriculum development; and, is a member of the board of directors for Alabama HIMSS.
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