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3M™ Codefinder™ Software

Designed for today's coding professional, 3M Codefinder Software is a comprehensive package of coding and grouping tools which contains sophisticated, clinically-driven logic paths that can help coders find the specificity in the documentation. In addition to providing precise and comprehensive sets of diagnosis and procedure codes, the Reimbursement calculator can also calculate a DRG and estimated reimbursement amounts.

3M Codefinder Software:

  • is a Windows based application that can be operated as a stand-alone programme or interfaced to your patient administration system (PAS) and accessed over local and wide area networks.
  • is a flexible tool that works the way coders work - allowing direct coding for routine procedures, yet employing consistent rules and following coding standards while prompting with expert decision logic to aid the coding process when necessary.
  • can assist in the selection of the principal diagnosis and then prompts the coder for all significant and secondary diagnoses and procedures to promote complete and accurate coding.
  • contains numerous edits to help ensure coding accuracy. These include clinical edits based on code combinations, grouping edits and code specific age and sex edits.
  • is designed to provide appropriate support for beginning to expert level coders. The system guides the coder through the coding process, covering the full range of situations from complex cardiac surgery to repetitive or typical patient encounters.

Years of feedback from our customers has helped us to refine the coding paths and ensure they meet coder's needs. At any time, the coder can view the comprehensive selection of online references to clarify the situation and make the appropriate decision. These references include the following:

  • ICD-10-AM Tabular List of Diseases
  • ACHI Tabular List of Interventions
  • Australian Coding Standards
  • Coding Matters (10-AM Commandments)
  • Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups
  • Elsevier's Anatomy Plates
  • Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing - Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS)
  • Previous Editions of Reference Materials (includes ICD-10-AM 3rd - 6th Ed)

After DRG assignment, codes which impact the DRG are flagged. This feature assists coders to understand the DRG assigned and is useful in discussions with clinicians to assist their understanding of which diagnoses are important to document.
Our support includes assistance with installation and training as well as ongoing clinical support from 3M Clinical Support Specialists and software support from our technical team.