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Below is the current Patient Category (PATCAT) table used by CHCS.

2014_PATCAT_Table xlsx 55.1 KB

PATCAT Training

The Patient Category (PATCAT) Training Module provides detailed information for understanding the purpose of PATCAT codes, as well as how PATCATs are structured and assigned. PATCATs are identified and grouped by sponsor service, beneficiary category, and special interest patient groups. The correct usage of PATCATs is directly linked to Uniform Business Office (UBO) billing operations for determining the appropriate rate to charge and billing method. In this training module, you will learn how to identify PATCATs, access PATCAT help resources, and utilize the PATCAT Finder Guide to choose the correct PATCAT.

This training offers learning checks throughout to assist in retaining knowledge and offers a Post Quiz for completion and for Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit. Upon successful completion of the training, a certificate of completion will be issued.

PATCAT Training Module

PATCAT Finder Guide (updated Feb 2015)
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For questions or comments, please e-mail UBO.Helpdesk@altarum.org, or leave a message for the Helpdesk staff at 202-776-1532. Phone messages will be returned within one business day.

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