Automating hospital outpatient infusion and injection charges to reduce costs, save time

Charging for infusion, injection and hydration administration is complex. Today’s observation workflow results in a manual determination of CPT codes, missing out on potential productivity gains from automation. In addition, when ED and observation encounters are charged separately this can result in a need to adjust the ED CPT codes, resulting in re-work and potentially impacting productivity. The current workflow can also result in loss of revenue opportunities when facilities don’t have a workflow to capture these charges. In this session, you'll hear how Cerner’s Infusion and Injection module allows an organization’s facility charge ticket (FCT) functionality to expand and include the entire outpatient portion of a patients’ encounter. This expansion allows us to include observation and outpatient in a bed encounters to utilize the Infusion and Injection module to calculate CPT codes based on site and route of administration along with duration of time for infusions and hydrations, eliminating manual charging. The ED nurse can document that medication administration is continuing to observation and will allow observation nursing staff to document the IV stop time in the appropriate location to fulfill the IV stop time task.

***The video for this session will no longer be available 15-minutes after the scheduled end time. You can visit the on-demand catalog after the conclusion of the event to view the session recording.

  • Date:Thursday, April 29
  • Time:12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
  • Session Type:Solution overview
  • Content topics:Clinician experience, Enterprise operations/infrastructure, User experience and productivity
  • Client value driver:Financial stability
  • Learning objective 1:Discuss improved ED and observation nursing staff workflows.
  • Learning objective 2:Describe the complexity of infusion and injection administration charging and how this product solves those charging workflow inefficiencies for outpatient encounters.
  • Target audience:Health information management, Nursing, Revenue cycle management
  • Challenge to solve:Improving clinician efficiency and operational excellence
  • International:International
  • Attendee type:Current client, Prospective client
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