Chargemasters: Understanding Revenue Codes

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Thu, Sep 20, 2012
90 Minutes
Product Description

If You Already Have A General Understanding Of The Chargemaster And Coding Processes, Take The Next Step.

Join this 90-minute webinar presented by expert speaker Duane C. Abbey, PhD, CFP and learn how to establish the best coding interfaces for your chargemaster.

Here's a what you'll learn:

  • The role of the National Uniform Billing Committee in the development and maintenance of the Revenue Coding system.
  • The organization and structure of the Revenue Coding system.
  • The various sections and availability of Revenue Codes and sequences of codes.
  • To appreciate the need to select correct Revenue Codes when developing and maintaining the chargemaster.
  • Understand how the Revenue Codes are utilized for claim adjudication.
  • To appreciate how Revenue Code assignment affects auditing of the chargemaster.
  • To appreciate special guidance for Revenue Code assignment from government programs.
  • To appreciate the contractual implications relative to the choice of Revenue Codes.
  • To appreciate the role of revenue codes relative to cost center accounting, the cost report, cost-to-charge ratios and charge compression.

Agenda of the conference

I.    Overview of Revenue Codes
   a.    Role of NUBC – National & State
   b.    Main Revenue Code Categories
   c.    Development and Maintenance of the Revenue Coding System
II.    Review of Revenue Code Categories
   a.    Organization of Revenue Codes
   b.    Historical Development of Revenue Codes
   c.    Categorization and Sequencing of Revenue Codes
III.    Special Sequences of Revenue Codes
   a.    Supplies
   b.    Emergency Department
   c.    Surgery
   d.    Radiology
IV.    Utilization of Revenue Codes
   a.    Claim Adjudication Processes
   b.    Special Guidance on Using Revenue Codes
   c.    Revenue Codes, Cost Reporting and CCRs
   d.    Future Development of Revenue Codes
V.    Revenue Codes and the Medicare Cost Report
   a.    Cost-to-Charge Ratios
   b.    Charge Compression
   c.    Anticipated Changes for APCs and DRGs
VI.    Sources for Further Information

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

Who should attend? Chargemaster Personnel, Coding Personnel, Billing and Claims Transaction Personnel, Chargemaster Coordinators, Cost Report Preparers, Compliance Officers and Compliance Personnel, Auditing Personnel, Revenue Cycle Personnel, Clinical Service Providers, Financial Analysts, Compliance Personnel, Physicians and Other Interested Personnel

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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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