Charge Master

The hospital’s charge description master (CDM) is a master file built within hospital information systems, and designed to interface with other software applications or systems to support government-mandated standard billing requirements. It contains data elements such as charge descriptions, billing codes, pricing and many other necessary data elements. It is a comprehensive listing of items billable to a hospital patient or a patient’s health insurance provider. It is often described as the “backbone” of reimbursement.

Efficient Revenue Cycle Processes

Efficient Revenue Cycle Processes – July 30 Reviewing internal processes and creating efficiencies is a recommended strategy to prepare for value based purchasing. KRHOP is pleased to announce an opportunity for Critical Access Hospitals to participate in a project designed to improve the efficiency of revenue cycle processes with the application of Lean techniques and tools. Hospitals participating in this project will: Reduce the rate of claims denials; Improve cash flow; Improve patient satisfaction; and

Patient Satisfaction Learning Community

Patient and family engagement offers a promising pathway toward better-quality health care, more-efficient care, better patient and employee satisfaction, and improved population health. This project is designed to assist 5-7 Critical Access Hospitals in implementation of patient and family engagement metrics. Anticipated outcomes of this project include: Improve quality and safety; Improve patient experience scores (CAHPS®); Improve patient outcomes; Improve patient satisfaction; and Improve employee engagement and retention. The project is running from March to