Charge Capture

Charge Capture in healthcare refers to the process of accurately recording and documenting the services, procedures, and supplies provided to a patient for billing purposes. It begins at the point of care when healthcare professionals document the services rendered, including diagnostic tests, treatments, medications, and any other billable items.

Effective charge capture ensures that all billable services are accurately documented and reported to insurance companies or patients for reimbursement. This process is critical for healthcare organizations to receive appropriate payment for services provided and to maintain financial health. Automated systems and electronic health records (EHRs) often play a key role in charge capture by reducing errors, improving efficiency, and streamlining the billing process.