Charge Capture Review provides a comprehensive, efficient approach for the review of detailed patient invoices and corresponding medical records to identify any procedures and/or ancillaries that were not recorded on the patient invoice that may result in additional revenue for the provider.
The MEHIM Team is comprised of experienced RN’s and LPN’s who are familiar with the expected treatment levels for specific clinical environments. This service is intended to augment the accuracy, appropriateness and efficiency of existing charge structures, while identifying opportunities for bottom line optimization. The MEHIM Charge Capture Review focuses on the following areas:
All charges need to be supported by the documentation in the patient chart
Procedures reported satisfy Medicare edits for mutually exclusive procedures and component coding
ICD-9-CM Codes are supported by the documentation in the chart and meet medical necessity requirements for the services billed
All services are coded and charged. Procedures that are not coded are highlighted for review by hospital personnel.
Ideally, charge master maintenance should not be the responsibility of one individual. The MEHIM Team provides expertise in coding, billing regulations, clinical procedures and health record documentation for all charge master billable line items. The MEHIM Team assists hospitals by providing a comprehensive analysis of all charge master line items.
This analysis includes:
The MEHIM Team can customize this process to meet the specific needs of your facility. Our Educational Programs, Implementation Advisory Assistance and Post Implementation Audits can be executed independently or within the span of the Charge Master Review process.