This program has been canceled.
Interested in becoming a rural or community health coding & billing specialist (RH-CBS) or (CH-CBS)?* This 1.5 day team-based boot camp focuses on clinical documentation, coding, & billing for rural and community health centers which are certified by HHS as a Rural Health Clinic (RHC) or Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). This class is specifically designed for clinicians (physicians, APPs, nurses), coders, billers, EHR professionals, and facility and financial managers who work in RHCs, FQHCs or similar organizations, to build a shared foundation of knowledge. It is crucial to develop this shared foundation with the recent moves from production-based insurance reimbursement models to per-diem encounter fees and more recently, to quality-based/value reimbursement models such as reporting Risk-Adjusted Care and/or Hierarchical Coding Conditions. You'll be provided with action items and learn how to “get results” by working together, with hands-on practice.
What's new this year? A printed class workbook with copy of slides is included in the course fee! Information about Heidis measures, quality reporting, CCM/TCM & Behavioral/Mental Health have been added to the agenda. What would you like to see covered in this class? ArchProCoding is taking questions before you attend, so the answers will be ready for you--simply email questions to ArchProCoding.
Participants must bring their most current CPT (AMA's Professional Edition recommended), 2019 HCPCS-II and 2019 ICD-10-CM manuals to this workshop. If you would like to order these manuals through ArchPro Coding, purchase seperately HERE and allow time for shipping to you ahead of class.
Note: This educational activity is jointly provided with ArchProCoding, which will provide CME and AAPC credits.
*How to earn the optional Rural or Community Health Coding and Billing Specialist (RH-CBS or CH-CBS) Certification:
-Following the in-person class, you will have discounted access to a 35-question practice exam with answer rationales provided plus the option to take an online examination to earn a certification as a Rural or Community Health - Coding & Billing Specialist (RH-CBS or CH-CBS)
-Upon completing the in-person class, you will be able to take either the Rural and/or Community Health Coding and Billing 100- question online certification examination. The exam is scored immediately and if a score of 70% is achieved, a certification of Rural Health Coding & Billing Specialist (RH-CBS) Community Health Coding & Billing Specialist (CH-CBS) will be granted by the Association for Rural & Community Health Professional Coding.
-Full attendance includes the in-person training session, a 90-day ARHPC membership (one year if you pass the optional exam), discounted access to a practice exam, and the optional testing fee.
After you pass the optional certification examination:
-A certificate suitable for framing will be available for download along with annual credit renewal requirements and membership dues based upon the date of the class you attend. If the test is not passed the first time a free re-test is available within the same testing deadline. The exam must be taken within 60 days of the last day of class or a fee of $75 will be charged.
-To maintain your RH-CBS or CH-CBS credentials you must earn 14 credits each year with at least half coming from rural/community-specific educational sessions (e.g. webinars, in-person class, eLearning, etc.).
By registering for this summit, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with ArchProCoding, which is a joint provider of this educational event.
Jointly Provided With:
Clinicians (Physicians, APPs, Nurses), Coders, Billers, EHR Professionals, Facility and Financial Managers who work in RHCs or FQHCs
Upon completion of this educational activity,
- Providers/managers will be able to distinguish between the 3 HIPAA-approved code sets, who maintains them, who they are relevant to, and what their purposes are; and understand the limitations of using software shortcuts and recognize their role in merging the clinical and business needs of the facility.
- Providers/managers will be able to identify the primary staff members responsible for those aspects of the revenue cycle dealing with clinical documentation, coding, and billing; and become more effective and informed communicators when engaged in team revenue cycle discussions while performing their leadership responsibilities .
- Managers will be able to update and adjust facility policies based on current needs that merge business and clinical goals and recognize where there may be a gap in their IT/EHR capabilities, by increasing dependence on and recognition of qualified and certified staff.
- Coders/billers will demonstrate effective methods to educate their colleagues on the federal and state payer rules necessary to maintain facility compliance with an emphasis on locating relevant CMS guidelines.
- Coders/billers will be able to identify the difference between professional coding needs and compliant medical billing rules if there is conflict.
- All attendees will be able to locate key HHS/CMS regulations related to the unique nature of getting paid for Medicare Part B patients and identify when they may need to use different claim forms to get properly reimbursed using rules that vary from traditional fee-for-service payments.
- Gary W. Lucas, MSHI, CPC