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HCM 3452-1 Discussion: Daily Activities and ReimbursementSheryl Russell posted Nov 7, 2018 1:05 PMSubscribedHi all,The activities inside each department at a hospital can considerably influence compensations. These actions are very broad covering a host of services to the local community. According to Harrington (2016), there are four major parts that impact reimbursement.The first division is clinical services, patient accounts, health information management, and administration (p.13). This is where all documents are collected and finalized and services will be documented to assist the hospital in confirming the services were actually provided to the patient. Thisdocumentation serves as a complete record of all services and procedures in which the healthcare provider was in contact with the patient.The next division is the department of patient accounts, this division is directly responsible for all transactions that are recorded within the patients account and ultimately through the charge master, producing a bill to the payer and sending it to them electronically or through the mail.

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