hospital pricing

CDM Transparency – 1Q19 Update 

CDM Transparency – 1Q19 update   The CMS “Pricing Transparency” regulatory requirements kept hospitals and their trusted consulting partners busy over the past few months. This article shares information on the current state of the industry, hospital needs, best practices, benefits of chargemaster software, and expectations for the future.   Where we are Today In […]

Annual CDM Update Tasks You May Have Missed

Annual CDM Update Tasks You May Have Missed On January 1st, hospital and other healthcare provider claims fell under new coding and payment rules….Seems like ages ago doesn’t it? Whether your team only needs to monitor charge data changes already completed, or just getting around to them; now is the time to regroup on charge data […]

What Your Shopping Public Needs to Know

The Chargemaster: What your Shopping Public Needs to Know Will the 2019 CMS chargemaster pricing transparency requirements confuse patients? …Most likely…  Hospitals will likely vary in the details and scope of their patient communications relative to pricing transparency and Charge Master publication. We have provided ideas for how to communicate with your shopping public to […]

CDM Transparency – More Speculation & More Confusion

CDM Transparency – More speculation & More confusion (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 to meet the CDM Transparency […]

CMS’ FAQs for Price Transparency

This post section includes Medicare’s original FAQ document on Price Transparency. (Further CMS FAQs are in the section that follows.) Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Requirements for Hospitals To Make Public a List of Their Standard Charges via the Internet Q. What format is a hospital required to use to make public a list of their […]

Price Transparency Requirements for Hospitals

Q&A from CMS Leaves Hospital Questions Unanswered H&A CDM Transparency Series CMS has provided more clarification on the requirements for hospitals with the 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 […]

Succeed with Internal Pricing Analysis: Part 3. Avoid Pricing Analysis Pitfalls

Succeed with Internal Pricing Analysis: Part 3. Avoid Pricing Analysis Pitfalls In Part 1 of our “Succeed with Internal Pricing Analysis” series, we outlined strategic planning tips to help your in-house pricing project run smoothly. Part 2 provided examples of analytical options. This is our final article of this series and addresses risks to avoid. […]

Succeed with Internal Pricing Analysis: Part 2. Fundamental Audit Protocols

  Succeed with Internal Pricing Analysis: Part 2. Fundamental Audit Protocols As budgets tighten and consulting investment is scrutinized, many health systems are internalizing pricing analyses and updates. Using ChargeAssist®, proactive customers analyze and monitor prices to: Support compliance with payer or state limitations on pricing updates Identify prices that have an extreme variance to […]

Succeed with Internal Pricing Analysis: Part 1. Have a Plan & Set Parameters

Succeed with Internal Pricing Analysis: Part 1. Have a Plan & Set Parameters “Succeed with Internal Pricing Analysis” Series Overview: In this three-part series, we will share strategic planning ideas, identify fundamental audit protocols to consider when defining your pricing analysis, and outline specific risks to avoid when performing internalized pricing studies. This article focuses […]

Charge Master “Spring Cleaning” Tips

Charge Master “Spring Cleaning” Tips Now that the 1st quarter of 2018 is behind us, it’s time to revisit your organization’s Charge Management priorities. Here are seven easy “Spring Cleaning” tips that result in dramatic, strategic improvements. I.   Identify Charge Management Priority Issues All Charge Master Teams tell us they face a constant barrage of […]