3M Health Information Systems has signed an agreement with MedPartners HIM to offer the company’s credentialed clinical documentation improvement (CDI) staffing resources with 3M’s complete suite of ICD-10 and CDI consulting services and software. The integrated outsourcing service will help hospitals and health systems manage both interim and long-term CDI staffing required for organizational CDI initiatives and to prepare for ICD-10 implementation in October 2014. CDI staffing from MedPartners HIM supports 3M’s extensive program of ICD-10 consulting services and 3M DRG Assurance, the healthcare industry’s leading CDI consulting program, which has been used by 1,500 U.S. healthcare organizations to achieve more precise clinical documentation, accurate quality outcomes data and reimbursement, and to maintain regulatory compliance. Terri McCubbin Graves, RN, director of Consulting Services for 3M Health Information Systems, said the outsourcing agreement with MedPartners HIM extends 3M consulting programs to address the healthcare industry’s shortage of qualified CDI specialists. “Many healthcare facilities have asked us for help in obtaining on-demand CDI staff during this critical preparation time leading up to ICD-10,” McCubbin Graves said. “Working with MedPartners allows us to offer experienced CDI specialists as part of a comprehensive consulting program that is customized to our clients’ needs and documentation quality goals.” “We are excited about partnering with 3M, a major force in the healthcare industry and a leading CDI solutions provider,” said George Klimis, vice president, CDI and Acute Care Case Management Services for MedPartners HIM. “Both of our organizations are invested in providing the highest quality services and best talent available to our clients.” Join 3M Health Information Systems for a free webinar to learn more about managing staff shortages during the ICD-10 transition using supplemental coding and CDI resources. Click here to register. Visit www.3Mhis.com for more information about 3M ICD-10 and CDI consulting services and software or call 800-367-2447. About MedPartners HIMMedPartners HIM is a full-service employment organization that provides consulting, staff augmentation and human capital solutions for short- and long-term projects as well as direct hire. With more than 25 years of healthcare and HIM experience, MedPartners fuels the ability to provide outstanding service to public, private and government clients. MedPartners HIM was named the #1 “Best Staffing Firm to Work For in the Nation” in a 2012 industry survey by Staffing Industry Analysts. The company is part of P2P Staffing Corporation, a professional staffing firm providing contract, contract to hire, temporary, and direct hire staffing solutions. Visit www.medpartnershim.com for more information. About 3M Health Information SystemsBest known for its market-leading coding system and ICD-10 expertise, 3M Health Information Systems delivers innovative software and consulting services designed to raise the bar for clinical documentation improvement, computer-assisted coding, performance monitoring, and quality outcomes reporting. 3M’s robust healthcare data dictionary and terminology services support data interoperability and the expansion and accuracy of the electronic health record. With 30 years of healthcare industry experience and the know-how of more than 100 credentialed 3M coding experts, 3M is the go-to choice for more than 5,000 hospitals worldwide that want to improve quality and financial performance. For more information, call 800-367-2447, visit www.3Mhis.com, or follow on Twitter @3MHISNews. DRG Assurance and 3M are trademarks of 3M Company.