As we all face the uncertainty and challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic presents, we want you to know that 3M is committed to providing you with the most relevant information and resources to support you and your teams.
Presenter: Gordon Moore, MD
On April 10, 3M hosted a special webinar on COVID-19. 3M senior medical director Dr. Gordon Moore describes how risk adjustment and claims data can help health plans and care managers proactively identify individuals with the highest risk of poor outcomes should they contract the COVID-19 virus. If high-risk populations are informed and encouraged to act quickly if they have symptoms—or to take extra precautions if they are asymptomatic—the ability to fight this pandemic can be strengthened.
Presenter: Kevin Quinn, MA, EMT-P Economist
How does COVID-19 affect the coding, clinical grouping, and payment of healthcare claims from hospitals and other providers? This webinar provides the answers for health plans, Medicaid programs, and other payers that use 3M™ All Patient Refined DRG (APR DRG) and 3M™ Enhanced Ambulatory Patient Grouping (EAPG) System. For inpatient care, the webinar explains the U.S. government guidance on coding for COVID-19, how APR DRG assignment applies to multiple clinical scenarios, and how payers can meet their policy goals within a payment method based on APR DRGs. For outpatient care, the webinar explains how EAPG assignment incorporates the COVID-19 diagnosis code, the new procedure codes, and the expanded scope for telehealth.
Although this webinar is directed at payers, hospitals and other providers may also find it useful.
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L. Gordon Moore, MD
As the senior medical director of Clinical Strategy and Value-based Care for 3M Health Information Systems, L. Gordon Moore, MD, bridges the intersections of quality, technology, policy, payment, data, measurement and workflow. His lifelong interest and work in quality improvement are reflected in his many roles, including founding board member of a physician-hospital organization; quality officer; faculty member with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement; and co-leader of quality improvement initiatives with the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, the Washington State Department of Health and other managed care organizations.
Kevin Quinn, MA, EMT-P
Since joining 3M in 2017, Kevin has worked closely with customers and colleagues to apply the power of the 3M patient classification methodologies to the challenges of value purchasing in our healthcare system. Before 2017, he led a 25-person consulting team that designed payment methods now used by Medicaid programs in California, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island, South Carolina and elsewhere and published analyses of hospital outcomes in Texas and Rhode Island.
Kevin’s analyses have been published by the Annals of Internal Medicine, Health Affairs, the Congressional Budget Office, HFM: Healthcare Financial Management, Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, Health Care Financing Review, and Journal of Emergency Medical Services. Previous employment included Xerox State Healthcare, the United States Senate, the Congressional Budget Office, The Wall Street Journal, Abt Associates, and the Saskatchewan (Canada) Department of Health. For the past 20 years, Kevin has also worked part-time as a paramedic for St. Peter’s Health in Helena, MT. He received his master’s degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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