Chargemaster and Surgical Services

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Provided by MHA Health Institute
Health Institute

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Tuesday, June 4
12:30 - 2 p.m.

Register on or before Thursday, May 30, to ensure delivery of instructional materials.

MHA members — $225
Nonmembers — $275

The webinar registration fee is for one phone line connection. Each additional phone line connection will be charged a registration fee. Get more value by inviting colleagues to join you on the one connection.

This webinar is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation.


CFOs, CCOs, financial planners, chargemaster coordinators, billing and claims personnel, patient financial management and cost accounting staff, managed care and compliance personnel, and other employees interested in pricing

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Surgery is performed at various locations within the hospital, including outpatient surgery, inpatient surgery, ambulatory surgical centers, the emergency department and various provider-based departments. In some instances, the process can become complicated when the hospital is billing the facility component and the professional component for the physicians.

This workshop will discuss how to use the chargemaster to address the different needs of hospitals relative to surgery.


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

  • identify the various surgical services provided at hospitals, as well as provider-based situations
  • discuss the various ways in which the chargemaster can be established for surgical services
  • examine the different ways to approach technical component anesthesia charging
  • list recovery services and associated charges
  • give examples of the challenges of specialty areas, such as the ED and provider-based clinics
  • evaluate objectives and constraints in developing charge structures for surgical services
  • identify the different CCRs that arise from surgery through the cost reporting process
  • give examples of the various compliance concerns surrounding coding and billing for surgical services
  • discuss the charge concerns for surgical supplies and devices


Duane C. Abbey, Ph.D.
Abbey & Abbey Consultants, Inc.
Ames, Iowa

Duane C. Abbey, Ph.D., 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, and 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.