AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2002 Issue 3

Updating your chargemaster: Part II

by Danelle Kelly, r.n., cpc, cpchDJ Kelly & Associates, Inc.Schaumburg, IL In Part II of this article we will assume you have selected your consultant and are now ready to perform the chargemaster review. Memos will have been sent to each department informing them of the review, the days the consultant will be onsite, the length of time needed for each department’s meeting and what they need to bring to that meeting. A paper copy of the on screen descriptions of each chargeable item is very useful as the descriptions in the Charge Description Master (CDM)...

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