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2019 Rural Health Clinical Documentation & Coding Bootcamp


2019 Rural Health Clinical Documentation & Coding Bootcamp

*** Approved for 11 Continuing Education Units by the AAPC and ARHPC ***


Clinical Documentation & Coding Bootcamp

Become a Rural or Community Health - Coding & Billing Specialist (RH-CBS or CH-CBS)

Day 1 (February 5th)– Training and Hands-on Exercises

9:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m. 

Overview of RHC and Small Hospital Coding Roles

Documentation vs. Coding vs. Billing

Orientation to CPT, HCPCS-II, ICD-10-CM

Introduction to Risk Adjustment/HCC/HEDIS

ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines Overview

12:00-12:45pm  Lunch provided


Individual/Group Diagnosis Exercises

Review Major 2019 Changes in HIPAA code sets

General Overview of Key E/M and HCPCS-II Codes

Overview of Preventive Medicine Coding & Billing


Reporting Minor Procedures to Different Payers

CPT and HCPCS-II Modifiers – aka “Free Money”

Review of Major Concepts – Build Action Items!

Individual/Group Exercises for Generating Revenue


Day 2 (February 6th) – Training and Hands-on Exercises


CPT and HCPCS-2 Modifiers (cont’d)

Review of rural health procedural codes

How to Audit Medical Records with Case Studies

12:00-12:45pm  Lunch provided


Documenting Preventive Medicine: a Deep Dive                     

Review of  Major Concepts -  Build Action Items!  

Individual/Group Exercises on all Areas

Required Class Materials (software simply doesn't give you access to all of the guidelines!)

· 2019 CPT (AMA’s Professional Edition recommended)

· 2019 – HCPCS-2 Code Manual 

· 2019 – ICD-10-CM 

Who is the class for?

This class is designed for clinical personnel (MD, DO, NP, PA, RN), coders, billers, EHR professionals, and facility managers that work in RHCs and small rural hospitals.

What is being taught?

The Rural Health Clinical Documentation and Coding portion will be taught live from 9:30-4 on Feb 5th and Feb 6th, 2019 The Rural/Community Health Billing portion will be taught via 2 webinars and must be completed prior to taking the optional examination. Each webinar session will last 1-1.5 hours and slides will be provided for reference and can be accessed via phone/tablet/computer by registered attendees.

Earning the Rural Health Billing Specialist (RH-CBS) Certification

Upon completing both sections of class (as verified by registration information maintained by ARHPC) authorized attendees will be able to take the Rural Health 100 question online examination. If a score of 75% is achieved, a certification of  Rural Health Coding & Billing Specialist (RH-CBS) will be provided by the Association for Rural & Community Health Professional Coding. Full attendance includes the live training sessions, a 90-day ARHPC membership (one year if you pass the optional exam), the 2 billing webinars, and the optional testing fee.

After you pass the optional examinations

A certificate suitable for framing will be provided along with annual CEU renewal requirements and membership dues based upon the date of the class they attend. If the test is not passed the first time a free re-test is available. The test must be taken within 60 days of the last day of class or a fee of $75 will be charged. To maintain the certification, CEU requirements must be met along with payment of membership dues payable one year after the date of the class attended. Registration includes class slides, 90-day ARHPC membership (one year if you pass the optional exam), 2 billing webinars, and the exam fee for optional RH-CBS credential)

Refund Policy:

No refunds after 1/29/19 . No shows will not be given a refund. You may substitute another person. Please send name to dGV2ZXBhdWdoIHwgc2NvcmggISBuZXQ=

*By registering, you agree that photos of you taken at the event may be used for social media and/or printed publications. If you do not consent, please contact Chrissy Hutchinson- Y2h1dGNoaW5zb24gfCBzY29yaCAhIG5ldA==

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