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2017 Community Health Coding Bootcamp

Association for Rural & Community Health Professional Coding


Mississippi Primary Health Care Association

2017 Community Health Coding Bootcamp

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


July 12-13, 2017


Natchez Grand Hotel
111 North Broadway Street
Natchez, MS  39120

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 2017 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.

What is being taught?

The Community Health Clinical Documentation/Coding portion will be taught live from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. over the course of July 12-13, 2017.   The Community Health Billing portion will be taught via 2 webinars and must be completed prior to taking the optional examination.  Each webinar session (live or recorded) will last 1-1.5 hours and slides will be provided for reference. 

Earning the Community Health Coding and Billing Certification

Upon completing both sections of 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 14 CEUs each year with at least half coming from ARHPC educational sessions (e.g. webinars, in-person class, eLearning, etc.).


$399 per person

(Includes class slides, 1 year membership, billing webinars, and exam fee for optional CH-CBS credential)

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL if registered by July 7, 2017: Buy 2 and get 1 free ….. So 3 for $798 (all must register at once) 

Register: 2017 Community Health Coding Bootcamp (MS) Registration 

 You can also register at www.RuralHealthCoding.com – go to the “Training Calendar” 

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


Community Health Coding & Billing Specialist (CH-CBS)

Day 1 – Training and Hands-on Exercises 

9:00 a.m. – Lunch Introduction and Testing Details Coding vs. Billing 

  Orientation to CPT, HCPCS-2, ICD 10 

  E/M Guidelines & Chart Auditing Principles

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch provided

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. – 3:00 p.m. Surgical Package Guidelines (CPT vs. CMS

CPT and HCPCS-2 Modifiers

Day 2 – Training and Hands-on Exercises

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CPT and HCPCS-2 Modifiers (cont’d)

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Review of community health procedural codes

Radiology, Pathology, Medicine, HCPCS-2

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch provided

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ICD-10-CM & Clinical Documentation Exercises

Required Class Materials

  • 2017 CPT (AMA’s Professional Edition recommended) – available for $95 from ARHPC
  • 2017 – HCPCS-2 Code Manual – available for $55 from ARHPC
  • 2017 – ICD-10-CM – available for $65  from ARHPC

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