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2/5/2019 to 2/6/2019
When: Day 1: 8:30am-4:30pm, Day 2: 8:30am-12:30pm
Where: TBA
South Carolina
United States

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2 Day Bootcamp Information

This is our full version of the class that focuses on clinical documentation, coding, and billing for RURAL and COMMUNITY health centers (also known as FQHCs).  Following the in-person class on clinical documentation and coding principles - you will get access to 2 - 1.5 hour webinars on Rural and FQHC-specific billing and reimbursement issues.  You then have the option to take an online examination to become credentialed as a Rural or Community Health - Coding & Billing Specialist (RH-CBS or CH-CBS)!

For details on the class including who the class is for, the agenda, and required class materials - please open another tab from our main menu at the top of this page or click here for Certification - Bootcamp Information.

Hint: Team-based training is highly encouraged! You don't need to be a coder to need this kind of valuable education!  We welcome clinical providers who document in medical records, professional coders, office managers, EHR/IT staff, and medical billers. We place a particular emphasis on workflow and how to manage the movement of valuable data from the medical record. 

The webinars focus on mainly on how to bill using Medicare's very unique billing rules for Rural Health Clinics (RHC) and Community Health Centers (FQHC).



How confident are you?

  • Do your clinical providers know the documentation rules related to capturing the valuable services they provide?  What type of training do they have on the differences between coding and billing?
  • Does your facility have a full record of each service provided (CPT/HCPCS-II codes) and why they were done (ICD-10-CM codes)?  
  • Do your patients only see what their insurer pays for or do they get a complete record of what they received?
  • Are you generating all of the revenue that you are entitled to when billing non-Medicare/Medicaid payers?

Why attend?

  • As of last year - Rural Health Clinics (RHC) had to start listing all CPT/HCPCS-II codes performed on claims to Medicare for the first time in decades.  Many RHCs are still working to get this done while balancing its AIR (per diem) system of getting paid with the variation if rules when billing commercial carriers.
  • With the requirement by CMS in 2015 to require FQHCs to provide HCPCS code-level detail (CPT and HCPCS-II) – it has never been more important to make sure you are documenting and coding for 100% of what is done.  If you aren’t documenting and coding correctly you may not be capturing everything that is done and some revenue may be left on the table!
  • We will present a detailed review of the AMA’s 2019 CPT Professional Edition from the perspective of rural and community health focusing on the services typically provided by RHC’s, FQHCs and look-alikes.
  • With Information Technology finding its way into more areas of medical facilities the difference between clinical documentation, professional coding, and medical billing have never been more important.  
  • We will focus on the guidelines that appear before and after key coding sections that rarely are accessible to providers and coders/billers in their EHRs and encoder software.
  • We will limit the review of codes that will rarely or never be performed in your facility setting – but will review the CPT cover to cover including guidelines, appendices, and modifiers with focus on level of visits and preventive services.
  • We will be careful to point you to over a dozen vital resources (including chapters from the CMS Benefits and Claims manuals) that outline the unique approach rural and community health needs to be aware of to stay compliant!

Who is the class for?

This class is designed for clinical personnel (MD, DO, NP, PA, RN), coders, billers, EHR professionals, facility and financial managers that work in RHC’s, FQHCs and look-alikes. 

What is being taught?

The Rural/Community Health Clinical Documentation and Coding portion will be taught live from 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m. on day 1 and 8:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. over the course of December 4-5, 2018.   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 or Community Health Coding and Billing Specialist (RH-CBS or CH-CBS) Certification

Upon completing both sections of class (as verified by registration information maintained by ARHPC) authorized attendees will be able to take either the Rural and/or Community Health 100 question online examination.  If a score of 70% is achieved, a certification of Community Health Coding & Billing Specialist (CH-CBS) or 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.   

To maintain your RH-CBS or CH-CBS credentials you must earn 14 CEUs per each year with at least 7 coming from ARHPC educational sessions (e.g. webinars, in-person class, eLearning, etc.). Some of our CEUs are as low as $14-30 per hour from nationally recognized experts.


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


Agenda Rural & Community Health Coding & Billing Specialist (RH-CBS) (CH-CBS)



Day 1 – Training and Hands-on Exercises

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m Introduction and Testing Details Coding vs. Billing, Orientation to CPT, HCPCS-II, ICD-10, E/M Guidelines & Chart Auditing Principles

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on Own

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Determining E/M Level of Service (cont’d), Review Key E/M categories (e.g. Preventive vs. Sick Visits), Chronic Care Management & Advance Care Planning

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Surgical Package Guidelines (CPT vs. CMS), CPT and HCPCS-II Modifiers

Day 2 – Training and Hands-on Exercises

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CPT and HCPCS-II Modifiers (cont’d)

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Review of community health procedural codes

Radiology, Pathology, Medicine, HCPCS-II

ICD-10-CM & Clinical Documentation Group Exercises


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

·       2019 CPT (AMA’s Professional Edition recommended)

·       2018 – HCPCS-II Code Manual

·       2019 – ICD-10-CM

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