CHIA | Chargemaster Essentials 2019

The heart of chargemaster, also known as charge description master (CDM), is translating the care provided to the patient into a language that payers understand.

Overview:

The heart of chargemaster, also known as charge description master (CDM), is translating the care provided to the patient into a language that payers understand. Pricing transparency regulations can be a pitfall or a prize. Understanding how to present the health care organization’s prices to the public is another important factor to consider.

This presentation will address the common elements of any CDM and how they impact compliance and reimbursement. The new pricing transparency regulations will be addressed, and strategies on how to meet the regulations while making the facility appealing to the public will be provided.

Attendees will be able to understand the following at the conclusion of the presentation:

  1. The common elements of the chargemaster;
  2. Terminology related to the chargemaster and billing;
  3. Pricing transparency regulations; and
  4. Steps to take to make the pricing marketable.

Date Published:

August 27, 2019

CEU:

1.0 AHIMA – Clinical Data Management

1.0 AAPC – Clinical Data Management

Speakers:

Kathy Heckman, RN, CPC
Director of Chargemaster Services, Bolder Prospective Payment Specialists

Kathy Heckman has a lengthy and varied background in nursing as well as in the health care financial arena. She provides chargemaster consulting services to a wide variety of clients.

Rick Louie,
Managing Director, Hospital Pricing Specialists, LLC

Rick has over 25 years experience in hospital cost and price benchmarking and is a graduate of Harvard University, Economics Department.

Pricing:

Members and Non-Members: $69

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  • 1 Lesson
  • Course Certificate