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Dec. 8, 2020


10:00am - 3:00pm




Chargemaster Coding Updates and Implementation for 2021


Tuesday, Dec. 8

Virtual program: 10 a.m. to Noon
Lunch break: Noon to 1 p.m.
Virtutal program: 1 to 3 p.m.


This seminar is for individuals responsible for ambulatory payment classifications, billing, revenue cycle management and chargemaster maintenance, including coders/managers/directors, chargemaster/APC coordinators, revenue cycle managers, perioperative services directors, health information/medical records managers, directors of patient financial services, billing office/business office managers, pharmacy directors, supply chain and purchasing managers, ancillary departments, nurse auditors, and compliance auditors.


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services promised another transformative year for health care facilities by issuing significant revisions affecting hospital operations and processes. This program will review the important components specific to APCs, chargemasters, current procedural terminology codes, pharmacies and pass-throughs.


Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • incorporate 2020 and 2021 codes to individual facility’s chargemasters
  • describe reporting scenarios for reporting new CPT codes
  • identify the impact of new reimbursement levels for APC payments
  • prepare for the health care common procedure coding system’s code revisions, changes and additions beginning Jan. 1, 2020, and Jan. 1, 2021
  • discuss the impact of status indicator changes for 2020 and 2021
  • discuss packaging concepts impacting Medicare APC payments
Program Outline


Glenda J. Schuler, RHIT, CPC, CPC-H
Vice President of Revenue Cycle Solutions
HealthCare Consulting Solutions
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

With more than 39 years of experience, Schuler has an extensive background in coding and hospital CPT-4 coding. Her expertise encompasses all areas of medical records, as well as utilization review and patient business services. She has extensive knowledge of third-party reimbursement, electronic submission of claims, and billing and collection issues.

As a health care consultant, her areas of expertise include ICD-9-CM/DRG coding, hospital CPT coding and APC, as well as chargemaster coding and reimbursement, and charge capture. She has developed and conducted coding and reimbursement seminars, and has been a featured speaker nationwide on Medicare APC groups and their impact on hospital operations. Schuler is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association and the American Academy of Professional Coders.

General Information

General Information


Register on or before Wednesday, Dec. 2, to ensure delivery of instructional materials.


This seminar is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals because of a contribution from MHA Management Services Corporation. This series also is eligible for use of the MHA Health Institute coupon. Note: Coupons were mailed to MHA-member hospital CEOs in December 2019.

This educational activity is provided by MHA Health Institute.

MHA Health Institute


Virtual Event Information

Presentation login and handout links will be sent three days before the program date only to individuals who are registered for this event. CEUs are available only for those who register and attend all sessions of the live event; no CEUs are available for partial attendance or for attending the recordings.

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