Charge Master Specialist

Umass Memorial Health Care Worcester , MA 01601

Posted 2 months ago" />At UMass Memorial Health Care, Everyone is a Caregiver regardless of title. Exceptional patient care, academic excellence and leading-edge research make UMass Memorial the premier health care system of Central and Western Massachusetts, and a place where we can help you build the career you deserve.

We are more than 14,000 employees, working together as one health care system. And everyone, in their own unique way, plays an important part, everyday.Requisition #: 212052

Title: Specialist, CDM

Department: CDM

Posting Date: January 14, 2021

Shift: Days

Status: Exempt

Hours: 40 hours

Shift Length: 8 hours

Location: UMass Memorial Health Care - 306 Belmont St, Worcester, MA

Position Summary:

Serves as a Charge Description Master (CDM) and regulatory gatekeeper to ensure compliance with coding and billing guidelines. Reviews all assigned edits within prescribed timeframe and routes to appropriate owner for resolution. Provides regulatory coding and billing support to Clinical Charge Capture Specialists to address CDM, coding, charge capture and billing questions.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a gatekeeper to ensure that routine and annual CDM updates are in compliance with all governmental and commercial payers regulatory coding and billing guidelines and reflect clinical practice.

  • Collaborates with clinical / ancillary departments and Information Technology (IT) department to facilitate appropriate use of CDM, maintain CDM requests and synchronize preference lists and orders in IT applications, as appropriate.

  • Promotes system wide compliance with federal, state and local regulations with regard to charge codes and related information in the CDM.

  • Promotes a standardized, system-wide CDM.

  • Reviews and resolves all assigned charge edits within prescribed timeframe.

Position Qualifications:



Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, management, healthcare administration, nursing or other related.



3-5 years of work experience related to billing and coding. Minimum of two (2) years of work experience required.

Knowledge of industry standard practices, including ICD, CPT / HCPCS codes and third party reimbursement policies. Knowledge of coding and billing requirements based on third party publications and policies. Strong interpersonal and communication skills required.

Ability to speak and present in front of groups required. Detail oriented, strong analytical skills with the ability to multi task and prioritize required.

A working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, ability to develop reports and create presentations.


Coding Certification (e. g. Certified Outpatient or Professional Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders).

Standards of Respect:" />We're striving to make respect a part of everything we do at UMass Memorial - for our patients and for each other. We're expecting that our new caregivers practice our six Standards of Respect: Acknowledge, Listen, Communicate, Be Responsive, Be a Team Player, and Be Kind, to help us make respect a part of how we take care of business everyday.

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