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Coding & Billing Training Workshop  for Texas Rural Hospitals (CAH & PPS)

Sponsored by the Texas Department of Agriculture State Office of Rural Health

10/22/2019 to 10/23/2019
When: October 22 - 23, 2019
Day 1: 8:30 am - 4:30pm, Day 2: 8:30am - 12:30pm
Where: North Central Texas College
1525 West California
HSC bldg. # 2400 Lecture Hall Room #2410
Gainesville, Texas  76240
United States
Contact: Julia Scott

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Sponsored by the Texas Department of Agriculture State Office of Rural Health

  • Open to Texas Rural Hospitals (CAH & PPS) Only
  • Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) eligible hospitals will be given registration priority

FREE Coding & Billing Training for Texas Rural Hospitals


Objectives: This Coding and Billing for Small Rural Prospective Payment System (PPS) Hospitals (SRPH) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) series describes what revenue cycle, coding, and billing staff in rural hospitals need to know about their clinical documentation, professional coding, and medical billing processes.  This series will provide a broad overview of the coding and billing processes in both CAHs and small rural PPS hospitals.

We will describe the key activities and common issues that affect all members of the rural hospital 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: Small Rural PPS Hospital or CAH Inpatient Coder, Outpatient Coder, Biller
  • Secondary Audience: Coding Manager, Billing Manager, Provider

Benefits of attending:

  • Coders/billers in Small Rural Hospitals (PPS & CAH) will strengthen their knowledge of coding and billing for services primarily performed in the rural hospital setting to maximize reimbursement. Those who have come from "traditional provider offices or PPS 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 the CAH designation as well as PPS hospital criteria and the systems/processes required to maintain coding/billing compliance for services performed in the rural hospital setting.
  • 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.

Recommended Class Materials2019 (2020 if available) CPT and 2020 ICD-10-CM Books.  HCPCS books are recommended but not mandatory to attend class.

These class materials can be funded through SHIP funds, if the rural hospital applied and was awarded 2019-2020 SHIP funds from the Texas State Office of Rural Health.  Contact Shari Wyatt at 512-463-0018 for more information.



Day 1: Training and Hands-on Exercises

8:00am - 8:30am - Registration/Breakfast

8:30 am – 4:30 pm: Rural Hospital Coding                 

  • Introduction and Testing Details
  • Overview of CAH Designation and Cost-Based Reimbursement
  • Introduction/Review of Coding Manuals
  • Swing Bed and Inpatient Coding
  • Outpatient/Ancillary Facility Coding
  • Emergency Department Facility and Professional Fee Coding
  • Same Day Surgery and Anesthesia Coding
  • Hospital Professional Fee Coding

Lunch Provided - 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 

Day 2: Training and Hands-on Exercises

8:00am - 8:30am - Registration/Breakfast

8:30 pm – 12:30 pm: Rural Hospital Billing

  • Billing and reimbursement overview for Swing bed, Inpatient facility, Hospital Outpatient facility, and hospital professional fees
  • Method I, Method II, and CRNA Pass-through payment option
  • Revenue codes and their relationship to CPT codes, Billing Compliance, and cost reporting
  • Guidance on how improving current billing practices and systems can translate into increased revenues
  • Identification of common issues that impact denials

CEUs - 11 CEUs Approved by AAPC & ArchProCoding

Earning the optional Small Rural PPS Hospital or Critical Access Hospital Coding and Billing Specialist (SRPH-CBS or CAH-CBS) Certification

·       Upon completing the live class, authorized attendees will be able to take the Small Rural PPS Hospital or Critical Access Hospital Coding and Billing online certification exam.  The exam is 100 questions and is scored immediately. If a 70% is achieved, the certification for Small Rural Hospital Coding & Billing Specialist (SRPH-CBS) or 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 ARHPC membership (one year if you pass the optional exam), access to a practice exam, and the optional testing fee.

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


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