Preparing the Chargemaster for 2020

Thursday, November 21, 2019
8:30 am – 3:30 pm (registration begins at 7:30 am)

Glacier Canyon Lodge at The Wilderness Resort 
45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Phone: 1-800-867-9453


Program Description:
This program will focus on helping you update your chargemaster for the 2019 reporting requirements and new chargemaster opportunities to keep you “in the know” for CPT and HCPCS coding revisions. As in previous years, it is anticipated every ancillary department of the facility’s chargemaster will be impacted by the new coding changes. Discussions will focus on requirements with revisions, as well as strategies for department staff education. This year’s program will be led by coding expert Glenda Schuler, back by popular demand. 

Program Objectives:
Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Incorporate 2020 codes to individual facility’s chargemasters
  • Describe reporting scenarios for reporting new CPT Codes
  • Identify impact of new reimbursement levels for APC payments
  • Be prepared for the HCPCS code revisions, changes and additions beginning on January 1, 2020
  • Understand the impact of status indicator changes for 2020
  • Understand billing packaged items and services requirements for 2020 codes
  • Understand changes to billing device-dependent APCs
  • Understand the 2020 coding changes for drugs, radiopharmaceuticals and contrast and the impact on your reimbursement
  • Understand importance of correctly billing Add-on IPPS payments for new technology devices
  • Be prepared to provide departmental-specific guidance in the proper reporting and utilization of the new codes
  • Understand CMS instructions regarding accurate units of service
  • Explain the importance of accurate revenue code assignment
  • Be knowledgeable of the impact of accurate and complete reporting of supply/device costs and future payments
  • Be knowledgeable of payment for new drugs not yet assigned a specific drug HCPCS code, and understand risk of billing non-formulary drug charges

Who Should Attend: 
This seminar is targeted to individuals responsible for APCs, Billing, Revenue Cycle Management and Chargemaster Maintenance. The following individuals are encouraged to attend:

  • Coders/Managers/Directors 
  • Chargemaster/APC coordinators
  • Revenue Cycle Managers
  • Perioperative Services Directors
  • Health Information/Medical Records Managers
  • Director of Patient Financial Services
  • Billing Office/Business Office Managers
  • Pharmacy Directors
  • Supply Chain and Purchasing Managers
  • Ancillary Departments
  • OR and Materials Management
  • Nurse Auditors
  • Compliance Auditors