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2017 Community Health Coding Bootcamp


Become a Community Health Coding & Billing Specialist (CH-CBS)


March 23-24, 2017

Click here to register for 2017 ARHPC Community Health Coding Bootcamp (March 23-24, 2017)

Where:  Hugh Ellis Walker Alumni Foundation House
918 W. Sunflower Road
Cleveland, MS  38732
Hotels: MPHCA does not have a block for this meeting. The following are hotels near the meeting.
Why attend?
  • With the requirement by CMS in 2015 to require FQHCs to provide HCPCS code-level detail (CPT and HCPCS-2) – 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 2016 CPT Professional Edition from the perspective of community health focusing on the services typically provided by 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.

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 FQHCs and look-alikes.

Earning the Community Health Coding and Billing Certification

Upon completing both sections of the class (as verified by registration information maintained by MPHCA and ARHPC) authorized attendees will be able to take a 100 question online examination. If a score of 75% is achieved, a certification of Community Health Coding & Billing Specialist (CH-CBS) will be provided by the Association for Rural & Community Health Professional Coding. Full attendance includes the live training sessions, a one year ARHPC membership, the billing webinars, and the testing fee.

After you pass the optional examination

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 CH-CBS credential you must earn 12 CEUs each year with at least half coming from ARHPC educational sessions (e.g. webinars, in-person class, eLearning, etc.).

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