01/01/19

ChargeAssist® CDM Public Portal –

Holliday & Associates, a leading provider of web-based chargemaster management solutions, released its ChargeAssist® Chargemaster Public Portal in early December. Using the portal, small hospitals as well as multi-entity healthcare systems have complied with the 2019 Medicare Hospital Price Transparency mandate while also ensuring a more favorable public reception. The Chargemaster Public Portal is a patient-friendly solution for researching hospital charge prices through a URL posted on the facility’s website.

Bud Carroll, Managing Partner and developer of the company’s flagship product, ChargeAssist®, stated “We developed the portal application to support our ChargeAssist® customers. Because of the large number of inquiries, we decided to offer it to all hospitals. The Chargemaster Public Portal is a more a favorable solution than clumsy file displays that can frustrate potential patients shopping for services. Within an hour of staging access, customers have a user-friendly gateway to their charge pricing information.”
Rosemary Holliday, MHA, Managing Partner of Holliday & Associates, commented “Hospital teams have dedicated countless hours developing strategies for the Medicare requirements. Now, they face either criticism or public support based on the impression the Charge Master makes. We’re happy to help new customers in 2019 with software, strategies, and resources to help educate the shopping public”.

12/20/18

Final 2019 Updates Provided to ChargeAssist Customers
With the 2019 updates starting in September of this year, we have finalized all data repository updates that drive the ChargeAssist Auditing Modules. The annual updates are always a significant impact on the Chargemaster. Our customers have been auditing and updating since September, with all code change available since November. Our final updates in December include all areas of our data repository, from regulatory changes to provider pricing updates.