CCH, PPS to Offer ChargeMaster Software, Services

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., January 30, 2008) – CCH, a part of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business and a leading provider of specialized health care compliance and reimbursement research products and workflow tools, has formed a partnership with Prospective Payment Specialists (PPS) in which the two organizations will market one another’s products to provide high-quality chargemaster review services and software solutions to health care organizations.

Specifically, PPS will use the CCH ChargeMaster Pro software tool in its consulting engagements and offer CCH ChargeMaster Pro to its clients. CCH ChargeMaster Pro allows hospital professionals to manage their Charge Description Masters (CDMs) on an ongoing basis. CCH will market PPS Services including comprehensive chargemaster reviews, ongoing maintenance programs and standardization projects and offer them through its health care sales force.

“We’re very pleased that PPS, which has provided over 3,300 chargemaster reviews over the last 16 years to over 1,600 hospitals throughout the country, is adopting CCH ChargeMaster Pro as a key tool for providing efficient services to its clients,” said Paul Gibson, Vice President of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. “We are looking forward to having our health sales team promote the PPS services to our 2,400 customers. The wide array of services offered by PPS will complement and enhance the CCH ChargeMaster Pro software solution.”

“At PPS, we believe that using automated methods of organizing the chargemaster for review maximizes the efficiency of the dedicated teams of experts who work on the engagement. CCH ChargeMaster Pro offers the functionality and unmatched authority that will allow us to offer the highest level of service to our clients,” said Jay Janov, President of PPS.

For More Information

For more information about CCH ChargeMaster Pro, visit or find your CCH representative at 800-344-3734.

About Prospective Payment Specialists

Prospective Payment Specialists was established in 1992 with a specific value proposition for hospitals and health systems — assisting hospitals in adapting to changes in payer policies by providing the most specialized expertise with up-to-the-minute information for compliance and revenue cycle efficiencies at the lowest possible cost.

In the last 16 years, PPS has provided its chargemaster validation and maintenance services nationwide to over 1,600 hospitals and has performed over 3,300 comprehensive chargemaster reviews. PPS is also a preferred chargemaster vendor for some of the largest hospital systems in the country. Chargemaster services include comprehensive validation, ongoing maintenance and standardization projects, audit services, coding and education programs. For more information, visit

About Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of research products and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals, as well as casebooks and study aids for law students. Its major product lines include Aspen Publishers, CCH, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw. Its markets include law firms, law schools, corporate counsel and professionals requiring legal and compliance information. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is based in New York City and Riverwoods, Ill.

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, and legal and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer had 2006 annual revenues of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 18,450 people worldwide, and maintains operations across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. For more information, visit

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