Developing Charge Structures for Hospitals And Clinics

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
90 Minutes
Product Description

Wondering Why Healthcare Provider Charges Are So Controversial Or Why Hospital Charges Seem So High?

Delve into charge structures for hospitals and clinics, and come out the other side with the answers to controversial healthcare cost questions.

Hear the answers at this highly anticipated audio conference, presented by expert presenter Duane C. Abbey, PhD, CFP. You’ll find other solutions to your toughest charge structure questions, including:

  • Do physicians need to charge competitive rates?
  • Do charge structures reflect the way payment systems are organized?
  • How can we reduce our charges?
  • Do our charge structures need to be consistent?
  • How can we develop appropriate physician charges?
  • How can we develop appropriate hospital charges?
  • What is all the fuss about supplies and devices?
  • What are these device-dependent APCs and DRGs?
  • What is all the fuss about ‘charge compression’?
  • How can we control our cost-to-charge ratios?
  • How should we be pricing devices? Supplies? Drugs? Biologicals?
  • Are we missing charges in connection with supplies and pharmacy items?
  • What about provider-based clinic charges?
  • What can we do to adjust our pricing and address charge compression?
  • Plus, much more!

This session will help you:

  • Learn what goes into physician fees and the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
  • Discover why charges are important for hospitals using APCs and DRGs.
  • Draw the relationship line between cost and charges.
  • Review the all-important Medicare charging rule.
  • Appreciate the cost report and the Cost-to-Charge Ratios (CCRS).
  • Wrap your head around the ‘charge compression’ concept and special charge development techniques.
  • Determine when to raise the red flag when charges are inappropriate and when you’re not reporting the full charges a service deserves.
  • Understand how charges and pricing impacts your cost report.
  • Take action steps to adjust your pricing.

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, Reimbursement Specialists, All Other Hospital and Clinic Personnel Interested in Pricing

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