CDM 101: Basic Overview for Beginners

CDM 101: Basic Overview for Beginners

Webinar Recording

The Charge Description Master (CDM) is a critical component of the Hospital Revenue Cycle. Not only does the CDM link directly to all patient revenue, it provides key information for utilization, management reporting, cost accounting and compliant billing. This webinar is designed for individuals wishing to gain an understanding of CDM basics or for individuals new to the CDM.

Led by VitalWare’s Chief Operating Officer, Jill Wolf, attendees will leave this educational session:

  • Gaining knowledge of key definitions and concepts of the CDM
  • Identifying standard data elements contained in the CDM
  • Recognizing the impact of the CDM on departmental management
  • Understanding the importance of an established maintenance process


Over the past 40+ years, Jill Wolf, RHIT, CCS, CHFP and AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer, has held a variety of positions ranging from production staff to executive leadership in a variety of healthcare settings including profit/non-profit, teaching/non-teaching acute care hospitals, and consulting software vendor environments. She is recognized for her coding, compliance, and revenue cycle expertise and has presented on these topics in a variety of professional venues. Ms. Wolf is a published author whose articles have appeared in both professional and proprietary journals and newsletters.

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