Community Health Documentation, Coding, and Billing Bootcamp
Date(s): May 28, 2019 - May 29, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM CST - 1:00 PM CST
This training is being offered to health centers participating in TPCA’s Center for Quality in Community Health (CQCH). For more information and to see if your health center is participating, visit this page.
TPCA's CQCH Members - FREE*
Meals are not included with your registration. An optional meal package, which includes breakfast and snacks both days and lunch on day 1, is available for $44.
For more information about required materials, the training agenda, and CME credits, click here.
The primary purpose of this in-person class is to prepare attendees to take an optional certification exam to become a Community Health –Coding & Billing Specialist (CH-CBS) administered by Arch Pro Coding. The 11 hour in-person training will be followed by access to an optional certification exam delivered by Arch Pro Coding via their online eLearning & Testing Center.
Arch Pro Coding has the nation’s only training curriculum and certification that specifically focuses on the unique services provided by FQHCs. There are many valuable coding certifications available, but they are coding only and do not cover CMS FQHC billing issues at all as our does. Other non-Arch Pro Coding certifications assuredly also require attendees to learn how to code and bill for services never provided in an FQHC such as anesthesia, major surgeries, inpatient services, cardiac catheterizations, interventional radiology, and other non-FQHC services. Our Bootcamp provides a complete overview of the key FQHC resources, references, and responsibilities related to proper medical records documentation capture and proper reporting of the HIPAA mandated CPT, HCPCS-II, and ICD-10-CM code sets with a focus on Medicare. Medicaid is unique to each state and cannot cover Tennessee-specific Medicaid issues.
The following groups will benefit from the “bootcamp” approach:
- Providers who create clinical documentation (e.g. MD/DO/PA/NP) and have been given some coding responsibilities with little to no previous education on what that entails. CMEscan be made available for MD, DO, PA, NP, RN, etc.
- Managers who hire staff, manage people and policies, supervise the coding/billing staff but have little to no education about how to speak the language of coding versus the language of billing and their impact on revenue and compliance.
- Coders/billers who have come from "traditional provideroffices or hospitals" and arenew to theunique nature of documenting, coding, and billing Medicare for the services Rural & Community Health facilities
Presenter - Gary Lucas, M.Sc., CPC, CPC-I, AHIMA ICD-10 Ambassador, Vice President of Education – Association for Rural & Community Health Professional Coding.
Gary currently serves as Senior Faculty and Vice President of Education Operations for the Association for Rural & Community Healthcare Professional Coding while serving the state/federally-funded medical community. A particular focus is on helping Rural Health, Federally-Qualified, Public, and School-based Health Centers manage the integration of clinical documentation regulations into their healthcare organization’s business operations such as professional coding, medical billing, and compliance auditing by educating staff who can carry out a plan to unify its people, its processes, and its supporting technologies.
CME Credits. 11 hours of AAPC are available for clinical providers. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Association for Rural & Community Health Professional Coding. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
*To register as a TPCA Member you will need an account. To create an account, click here. For further assistance, contact Sarah Hill (email@example.com).
This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under award 5 H2QCS30285-03-00 Health Center Controlled. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsement be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.