With CMS’ shifting stance and ever-changing guidance over the past several years, your task of determining how to categorize supply items and devices in the chargemaster is nothing short of difficult. Categorizing supply items, including drugs, is a tough issue for hospital chargemaster personnel – and the use of tiered pricing relative to supplies has led to charge compression and CMS modifications to the cost reporting process. On top of everything, now CMS is revamping the cost report for devices and device definitions, compounding the confusion.
Clear up your chargemaster confusion in this live audio conference by healthcare compliance expert Duane C. Abbey, PhD. Take a deep dive into supply and device categorization, including the main supply categories, the issues surrounding supplies, changes in device definitions, pricing and cost accounting concerns, and much more.
After attending this audio session, you will have the know-how you need to tackle supply and device categorization in the chargemaster. You’ll understand how to address compliance issues like “not separately reportable/billable” and other CMS compliance concerns. Plus, you will get special expert insights into Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) issues, such as charging versus billing, device-dependent APCs, and supply categorization relative to APC weight development. And if you’re interested, you will receive the latest version of the ‘Supply Categorization Position Paper’.
This program will teach you how to:
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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....
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