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Chargemasters: Proper Supply & Device Categorization (Webinar T6079) Tue, Aug 27, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Chargemasters: Proper Supply & Device Categorization (Webinar T6079)

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 / 1:30 – 3:00p.m. EDT

The price for the webinar is $255 per phone line.


Duane Abbey, PhD, CFP

Abbey & Abbey Consultants

Management Consultant and President

Dr. Abbey has provided health care consulting services to hospitals, physicians, and medical clinics for more than two decades.

His focus is in the areas of compliance, payment and delivery systems. In addition to consulting, he is an invited presenter for hospital associations, medical societies and other professional groups. Dr. Abbey is an established health care author.

The speaker has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.

Course Curriculum:

This teleconference addresses the difficult task of determining how to categorize supply items and devices in the chargemaster.

Due consideration is given to the shifting stance and guidance provided by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) over the past several years. Particular attention is given to APCs and associated coding concepts of ‘not reporting separately’ and ‘not to be billed separately’. Categorization of supply items, including drugs, is a difficult issue for hospital chargemaster personnel. The use of tiered pricing relative to supplies has led to charge compression and the need for CMS to modify the cost reporting process. Additionally, the changes that CMS is making to the cost report relative to devices and device definitions lends additional confusion to a difficult topic.

If you are registering for an out-of-state hospital association, please contact Bess Zappa, or 770-249-4542.