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Configuring a chargemaster for medical services

Configuring a chargemaster for medical services

Configuring a chargemaster for medical services is like constructing a building. The more complex the building (or medical services), the more planning, skill, and manpower needed to do the job.

The chargemaster of a primary hospital will be different from a tertiary hospital with more acute specialty services. The volume of services rendered gives an estimate of the volume of chargemaster transactions, while the variety and complexity of services rendered gives an idea of the resources needed. Dedicated training, level of expertise, attention to details, and the skill of the chargemaster team determine a successful outcome.

The Basics

1. Know your payers and its policies (i.e. what Medicare Jurisdiction the provider belong). Not knowing comprehensively the policies of the payers will most likely result in a chargemaster that is built with deficiencies, or in excess of what is needed. Knowing the policies of your payers saves time when building the chargemaster…

 

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