Charge Description Master: Understanding Its Role in OPPS
Author: Baril, Arlene F.
Source: AHIMA Convention
Publication Date: October 10, 2007
What is a charge description master (CDM)? It is a system file that contains the basic elements for identifying, coding, and pricing any item that may be provided to patients, including procedures, services, and supplies. It is not designed to be a statistical tool. Approxima....