Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:The Revenue Cycle of Various Health Care Enterprises
Slide content:Charge Capture Process of collecting a list of services, procedures, supplies, and associated costs Charge description master Database used by health care facilities Paper based forms Superbill, encounter form, or charge ticket Electronic capture Automatic improved accuracy 13
Slide notes:During the course of delivering health care, the charge capture process gathers descriptive data about the services provided during an encounter, including diagnosis, procedures, and tests, in order to establish an accurate representation of the services provided and the costs associated with them. The actual fees charged to a patient account can be found in the organization's charge description master, a database used by a health care facility that stores the price list for all services provided to patients. Smaller providers may use paper-based forms in the charge capture process, which may be called a super bill, encounter form, or charge ticket. Large organizations with sophisticated information systems can electronically capture charges using their management software. In addition, charges for services extrapolated from patient electronic records can automatically post to the patient's account, which improves accuracy . 13