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2019 Illinois Coding & Billing for Critical Access Hospitals

3/28/2019 to 3/29/2019
When: 3/28/19 - 3/29/19
Day 1: 1:30pm - 5:00 pm, Day 2: 9:00am - 4:30 pm
Where: President Abraham Lincoln Springfield DoubleTree
701 E Adams St
Springfield, Illinois  62701
United States
Contact: Angie Charlet or Jackie King ICAHN

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President Abraham Lincoln Springfield DoubleTree by Hilton

701 E Adams St

Springfield, IL 62701

Room Block: Rate $115 Available until 3/5/19 between the dates of 3/26/19 - 3/29/19

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Hotel Phone: 1-217-544-8800

Group Code: AHN


Objectives: This Coding and Billing for Critical Access Hospitals series describes what revenue cycle, coding, and billing staff in CAHs need to know about their clinical documentation, professional coding, and medical billing processes.  This series will provide a thorough overview of the coding and billing processes in a CAH.


We will describe the key activities and common issues that affect all members of the CAH workforce related to CPT, HCPCS-II, and ICD-10-CM coding and billing with a focus on their impact on revenue, facility mission, population and public health reporting.


Primary Audience: CAH Inpatient Coder, Outpatient Coder, Biller

Secondary Audience: Coding Manager, Billing Manager, Provider

Benefits of attending:

  • Coders/billers who have come from "traditional provider offices or hospitals" or are new to the unique nature of billing for the services Critical Access Hospitals will benefit by gaining a better understanding of the CAH designation and CAH-specific rules for coding/billing.
  • Managers who hire staff, manage people and policies, supervise the coding/billing staff will benefit by gaining a high-level overview of  CAH designation criteria and the systems/processes required to main CAH status with emphasis on coding/billing.
  • Providers who create clinical documentation (e.g. MD/DO/PA/NP) will benefit by gaining a better understanding the coding/billing nuances that are specific to different hospital service areas



Day 1: Training and Hands-on Exercises


1:00 pm- 1:30 am: Registration

1:30 am - 5:00 pm: Introduction and Testing Details, Overview of CAH Designation, Cost-Based Reimbursement, Method I vs. Method II Billing, Orientation to CPT, HCPCS-II, ICD-10, E/M Guidelines and Chapters

Day 2: Training and Hands-on Exercises

8:00 pm- 9:00 am: Registration & Continental Breakfast


8:30 am – 12:30 pm:   Emergency Department Facility and Professional Fee Coding, Same Day Surgery and Anesthesia Coding, Hospital Professional Fee Coding


12:30 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Swing Bed Facility Coding, Inpatient Facility Coding, Outpatient Diagnostic/Ancillary

Facility Coding


CAH Billing:

A separate pre-recorded CAH Billing webinar will be included.  The agenda is to be determined but will cover these basics:

  • Detailed billing and reimbursement overview for CAH Swing bed, Inpatient facility, Outpatient facility, and hospital professional fees using Method I and Method II
  • Revenue codes and their relationship to CPT codes Billing Compliance
  • Guidance on how improving current billing practices and systems can translate into increased revenues
  • ·Identification of common issues that impact denials

CAH Final Exam

Upon completing the live class authorized attendees will be able to take the Critical Access Hospital Coding and Billing online certification exam.  The exam is 75 question and is scored immediately if a 70% is achieved.  The certification for Critical Access Hospital Coding & Billing Specialist (CAH-CBS) will be granted by the Association for Rural & Community Health Professional Coding.

Full attendance includes the live training sessions, a 90-day ArchProCoding membership (one year if you pass the optional exam), discounted access to a practice exam, and the optional testing fee.


Already certified as a RH-CBS or CH-CBS?  Come earn 11 CEUs recognized by ArchProCoding and the AAPC!  

Can’t attend in-person? Try our online self-study version that is totally self-paced and gives you an optional online practice test as well as the full online certification exam.

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