2017 Chargemaster Update: Critical Updates to Ensure Revenue Integrity - On-Demand

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2017 Chargemaster Update: Critical Updates to Ensure Revenue Integrity - On-Demand

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Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on:
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Presented by:
Valerie Rinkle, MPA
Denise Williams, RN, COC, AHIMA ICD-10 Ambassador

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Is your hospital’s chargemaster updated for 2017? Learn about the latest billing and coding changes affecting the chargemaster and how to ensure your hospital’s chargemaster is in top form to help ensure revenue integrity.

Join expert speakers Valerie A. Rinkle, MPA, and Denise Williams, RN, COC, AHIMA ICD-10 Ambassador, as they discuss critical chargemaster updates for 2017 according to the changes in the OPPS 2017 final rule. In addition, learn about operational strategies for handling combination codes, the implications on cost centers, and best practices for monitoring and maintenance.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe 2017 code changes critical to chargemaster maintenance 
  • Explain chargemaster operational strategies for handling combination codes 
  • Recognize the implications of the 2017 code changes on cost centers 
  • Discuss recommendations for chargemaster monitoring and maintenance to improve revenue integrity 

Who Should Listen?

  • Chargemaster coordinators 
  • Revenue cycle managers and directors 
  • Revenue integrity managers, directors, and specialists 
  • Billing and reimbursement staff 
  • Outpatient coders 
  • Compliance managers and directors 
  • HIM managers and directors 
  • Finance and reimbursement professionals 


  • 2017 code changes important to Chargemaster maintenance 
    • Rehab 
    • Imaging 
    • Cardiology 
    • Medicine 
    • Lab code changes 
  • Operational suggestions 
    • Combination codes 
    • Charge triggers 
    • Revenue integrity monitoring suggestions 
    • Cost center implications 
  • Live Q&A 


List of new and deleted HCPCS codes

Continuing Education

(Live + On Demand) -This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1.5 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. (Ability to claim CEH’s for this webcast expire on: 12/13/2017

(Live + On Demand) - This program has been approved for 1.0 continuing education unit 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. (Ability to claim CEU’s for this webcast expire on: 12/12/2017)

Meet the Speakers

Valerie A. Rinkle, MPAValerie A. Rinkle, MPA, is a lead regulatory specialist for HCPro's Revenue Cycle Institute and an instructor for HCPro's Medicare Boot Camp®—Hospital Version, Medicare Boot Camp®—Utilization Review Version, and Medicare Boot Camp®—Critical Access Hospital Version. Rinkle is a former hospital revenue cycle director and has over 30 years in the healthcare industry, including over 12 years of consulting experience in which she has spoken and advised on effective operational solutions for compliance with Medicare coverage, payment, and coding regulations.

Denise Williams, RN, COC, AHIMA ICD-10 AmbassadorDenise Williams, RN, COC, AHIMA ICD-10 Ambassador, is senior vice president of the revenue integrity division and compliance auditor at Revant Solutions (formerly Health Revenue Assurance Associates, Inc. (HRAA)) in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She has more than 30 years of healthcare experience, including a background in multiple areas of nursing. For the past 20 years, Williams has been in the field of coding and reimbursement and has performed numerous E&M, OP surgical, ED, and observation coding chart reviews from the documentation, compliance, and reimbursement perspectives. She serves as a contributing author to articles published in HCPro’s APC Insider and Briefings on APCs and is a nationally recognized speaker on various coding and reimbursement topics.

Webinar system requirements and program materials: 

To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following: 

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

No problem. The On-Demand version is now available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $259 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $259 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

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