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It’s Time to Update Your Chargemaster


It is the time of the year providers review and identify critical coding and pricing updates that will need to be made to their CDM’s for the upcoming year.   Join us as Terry Wong walks us through the annual update for 2021, we will discuss CPT and HCPCS updates.


Terrance Wong, Principal/Consultant

Terrance started in the hospital financial industry in 1972.  He has ten years of management experience in hospital Patient Business Services, five years of which he held the position of Director of Patient Business Services for two different hospitals. His hospital experience includes Desert Hospital Regional Medical Center (1981-1985), Northridge Hospital (1979-1981), Viewpark Community Hospital (1979), Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (1975-1979), and Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (1972-1975).  


Since October 1985, he has served as principal and consultant for Terrance Wong & Associates.  He is responsible for all administrative functions and serves as project manager on all projects.


Terrance is a past member of HFMA and served on the HFMA National Advisory Councils (NAC) - Revenue Cycle (2003-2005).  He was very active with the Southern California Chapter, serving on the planning committees for the Annual Institute and the Region 11  Symposium.  Since founding the company, Terrance has been and continues to be a frequent speaker for HFMA (regional, multi-chapter, and chapter programs), AAHAM (statewide and chapter programs), CAHAM (statewide program), and VHA educational programs on chargemaster related topics.


Please click here to view the previously recorded session with Denise Ransdell who has devoted her life to the Healthcare Industry.


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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
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Time to submit your nominees!
Greetings and best wishes to the general membership of the Western Region AAHAM Chapter. Please accept this as a reminder notification of the holding of election of chapter officers. All eligible chapter members in good standing are invited and encouraged to participate. Per the chapter Constitution and By-Laws, the election will be held for the offices of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Please submit the name and contact information for nominees to the chapter Nominating Committee on or before November 1, 2020.
Chapter Nominating Committee:
Acting President Rick Lash LashRM@outlook.com
Acting Secretary Rosio Calles rcalles@sacfirm.com 
All chapter members in good standing are eligible to be nominated. Nominations and position statements of the candidates will be distributed to chapter membership on or before November 16, 2020. The election will be conducted by Survey Monkey and a simple majority of the voting membership is required for election. Election results will be announced by December 15, 2020. Below please see the attached document for relevant portions of the By-Laws establishing the duties of each office.
Important Dates to Remember:
November 1, 2020- Deadline for Nominees

November 16, 2020- Nominee Positions and Resumes Distributed to Membership

November 30th -2020 Voting Due by this Date

November 30th from 12-1pm PST- Annual Chapter Meeting (Virtual)

December 15th-Election Announcement

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Join CAHAM on December 17th, at noon for a panel discussion featuring:


Michelle Fox, NAHAM Board President, 
Director Revenue Operations Patient Access at Health First, Inc.
Valerie Barckhoff, Principal at Windham Brannon
Clint Jones, VP Business Development, AccuReg

These revenue cycle experts will discuss how COVID-19 has accelerated patient demand for digital access to healthcare and how that engagement makes patients your new registrars. They’ll explore ways you can respond to consumer demands with a digital patient engagement experience that satisfies patients while increasing net revenue.

To register please use the link





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