Chargemasters: Optimizing the Coding Interface

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Mon, Jun 09, 2008
90 Minutes
Product Description

Make your hospital chargemasters work for you!

The coding interface to a hospital’s chargemaster can become quite complex. While the overall goal is to generate a good, clean, complete and accurate claim, the process that places codes and modifiers on the claim form can vary significantly.

If you already have a general understanding of the chargemaster and coding processes, take the next step, and learn how to establish the best coding interfaces for your chargemasters with expert speaker Duane C. Abbey, PhD, CFP.  As examples, he'll pinpoint emergency department, injections/infusions/chemotherapy, interventional radiology, physical /occupational therapy and provider-based clinic chargemasters. You'll walk away with new ideas for optimizing each coding interface -- and the tools to recoup better reimbursement.

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll learn:

  • Chargemaster nuts & bolts, plus, an overview of CPT and HCPCS coding.
  • The coding interface to the chargemaster: The difference between dynamic coding, static coding and combination or hybrid flows.
  • Systematic approaches you can use to code for outpatient services -- that pay off.
  • Alternative coding interfaces: Which ones are the best for your facility?
  • How to audit the coding interface to the chargemaster, from product to process.
  • Action steps for your hospital that'll beef up your chargemasters.

Have additional questions? You have the floor with the speaker during an interactive Q&A!

Who should attend? Chargemaster coordinators, coders, billers, compliance personnel, financial personnel, CFOs, managed care contract personnel and chief compliance officers.

Your registration includes:

  • Risk-free enrollment! Scheduling conflict? No problem! This session is also available on CD!
  • Expert answers to your tough questions during the interactive Q&A period.
  • Complimentary attendee package, including the speaker's complete presentation handouts. Keep this quick reference tool close by for future use!
  • One low price for all the staff you can stuff into a conference room!

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About Our Speaker

Duane Abbey Hospital Coding & Compliance Expert

 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, enrolment and other financially related concerns of organizations....   More Info
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