In Billing
Nov 15th, 2019
Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, all U.S. hospitals will be required to disclose standard charges for items and services offered to patients. Although many hospitals do this already, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized Nov. 15 polices that will require hospitals to be more accountable of the prices they charge and more forthcoming ...
Jan 30th, 2019
The 2019 HEALTHCON (April 28-May 1 in Las Vegas) is for everyone on the revenue management side of healthcare; it provides cutting-edge education, networking, and other professional opportunities. Expert speakers, such as David Zielske, MD, COC, CIRCC, CCC, CCVTC (Dr. Z), help make this a professional event you can’t miss. AAPC asked Dr. Z about ...
Secure hospital revenue integrity by implementing best practices for compliant charge capture. When billing hospital services, it’s important to know the fundamental elements of the Charge Description Master (CDM). Here’s guidance to ensure your CDM is correct and compliant to keep your hospital’s financial livelihood strong. Recognize CDM Functionality CDM, commonly referred to as the ...
In Billing
Jun 1st, 2017
Configuring a chargemaster for medical services is like constructing a building. The more complex the building (or medical services), the more planning, skill, and manpower needed to do the job. The chargemaster of a primary hospital will be different from a tertiary hospital with more acute specialty services. The volume of services rendered gives an ...
Time is ticking: Target and manage unpaid claims now to increase revenue. Medical coding and billing professionals must work together to reduce the amount of unpaid claims in a practice. As an account ages, it is less likely to be paid. Aged and unpaid medical billing accounts cost the practice money. With proper coding, fast ...