Categorization of supply items, including drugs, is a difficult issue for hospital chargemaster personnel. Also, the use of tiered pricing relative to supplies has led to charge compression and the need for CMS to modify the cost reporting process. Additionally, the changes that CMS is making to the cost report relative to devices and device definitions lend additional confusion to a difficult topic.
In this Audio session, our expert Duane C. Abbey addresses the difficult task of determining how to categorize supply items in the chargemaster. He’ll give due consideration to the shifting stance and guidance provided by CMS over the past several years. Plus, particular attention is given to APCs and associated coding concepts of ‘not reporting separately’ and ‘not to be billed separately’. And, you’ll get answers to your most common questions:
Highlights of the session:
Who should attend? Chargemaster Coordinators, Billing and Claims, Generation Personnel, Compliance Personnel, Patient Financial Management Personnel, Cost Accounting Personnel, Cost Report Personnel, Financial Analysts, Managed Care Contract Personnel, Revenue Enhancement Personnel, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Compliance Officers, Financial Planners, All Other Hospital Personnel Interested in Pricing and Proper Billing
Duane C. Abbey, Ph.D. is a management consultant and president of Abbey & Abbey, Consultants, Inc., which specializes in healthcare consulting and related areas. Duane earned his graduate degrees at the University of Notre Dame and Iowa State University and has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant. He performs various types of financial analysis involving business structuring, organizational development, enrollment and other financially related concerns of organizations....
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