This course explains the process of charging for hospital services and the importance of the charge description master (CDM) to ensure accurate Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) reimbursement. It also discusses the importance and role of the CDM team and identifies the steps in maintaining the CDM.
“This program has been approved for 0.5000 continuing education unit(s) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.”
This activity is approved for 0.5000 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: CDM Components
Defining the Charge Description Master
Role of the CDM
Elements of the CDM
Clinical Example, Part 1
Clinical Example, Part 2
Section 3: CDM Process
CDM Maintenance Example
Assembling a Multidisciplinary Team
Project Manager/CDM Coordinator
Information Used for Updating
Departmental CDM Review
Section 4: Conclusion
Jean Russell has over thirty years of healthcare and information system experience. Her areas of expertise include the Medicare outpatient prospective payment systems (APCs, and APGs), as well as ICD-10-CM/PCS training, Charge Description Master (CDM), admission status reviews, and outpatient coding and compliance. She is a frequent speaker at the national, state and local levels for HFMA and AHIMA professional groups. Jean has her Masters from the University of Houston in Biomedical Engineering; her Bachelors from Colgate University in Biology; and her RHIT from the independent study program through the American Health Information Management Association.Disclosure: Jean C. Russell, MS, RHIT has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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