Charge Master

The Chargemaster: What your Shopping Public Needs to Know

The Chargemaster: What your Shopping Public Needs to Know Will the 2019 CMS requirements for publishing your Charge Master prices confuse patients? …Most likely…    In addition to complying with publication rules it’s important to consider the public relations aspects of publishing your prices. Despite how abstract the Charge Master and hospital pricing may be […]

CDM Transparency – More speculation & More confusion

CDM Transparency – More speculation & More confusion (Another blog in the H&A “CDM Transparency” Series) Late in the year, we find ourselves working with limited details and much industry concern about the CMS’ Charge Master publication requirements. Here at H&A, we’ve been collaborating with colleagues and clients alike to hear what hospitals are planning. […]

Q&A from CMS Leaves Hospital Questions Unanswered

H&A CDM Transparency Series CMS has provided more clarification on the hospital charge transparency mandate effective 1/1/19. Since the release of our 9/4/18 article, we have presented to an HFMA chapter meeting, and participated in numerous calls with customers and business colleagues  to hear what others are planning. State Hospital Association representatives have requested CMS […]

IPPS CDM Public Access Announcement Causing Confusion & Concerns: Tips for Hospital Action Plans

In this H&A CDM Transparency Series we focus on IPPS CDM Public Access Regulations focusing on tips for hospital action plans. In this post, we have included unknowns and questions in”What Hospitals are Asking”, our forecasts of”What to Expect”, and our thoughts on”What You Can Do”. What hospitals are asking The relatively-vague CMS publication requirements […]

IPPS CDM Public Access Announcement Causing Confusion & Concerns: Part 1 New Medicare Rules

With minimal guidance in the IPPS Final Rule, hospital teams are wondering how they should address expanded Charge Master publication requirements coming in January. Many have concerns about anti-competitive and public relations impacts. Others are more focused on the operational processes that need to be done during the busy fourth quarter. In this H&A CDM […]

Charge Master Implant Issues: Revisiting Definitions

Charge Master Implant Issues: Revisiting Definitions In 2014 we summarized various definitions of implants and the challenges for data accuracy within the Charge Master file. As time has passed, we have found that this topic continues to be challenging for hospital Revenue Cycle and Charge Master Teams. This is an updated article from our July […]