Start Date & Time

5/9/2017 9:00 PM

End Date & Time

5/10/2017 3:30 PM


Training and Certification Prep


3440 Liberty Drive, Springfield, IL


Illinois Education Association


$50 Per Person


Jackie King; 815.875.2999

2017 Rural Health Coding Bootcamp


Association for Rural Health Professional Coding (ARHPC)
Sponsored by Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) 

2017 Rural Health Coding Boot Camp
Rural Health Coding & Billing Specialist (RH-CBS)
Training and Certification Prep Class
“Learn More to Earn More”

May 9-10, 2017
Illinois Education Association Office, 3440 Liberty Dr, Springfield, IL, 62704

Why attend?

  • With the April 2016 requirement by CMS to require RHCs 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.
  • Billing is not supposed to change-but if you aren’t documenting and coding correctly, revenue may be left on the table!
  • 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.
  • Learn about the guidelines that appear before and after key coding sections that rarely are accessible to providers and coders/biller 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 CPT cover to cover including guidelines, appendices, and modifiers with focus on level of visits and preventive services.

 Who is the Class For?

We recommend this class for clinical personnel (MD, DO, NP, PA, and RN), coders, billers, EHR professionals, facility and financial managers that work in Rural Health Clinics and/or Rural Hospitals.

 What is Being Taught?

The Rural Health Clinical Documentation & Coding portion will be taught live from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on both days.  The Rural Health Billing portion will be taught in two 1.5 hour sessions of webinar training within 2-3 weeks after class. The billing sessions will be recorded for those who can’t attend live.

Earning the Rural Health Coding and Billing Certification:

Upon completing both sections of class, authorized attendees can take a 100 question online examination. If a score of 75% is achieved, a certification of Rural Health Coding & Billing Specialist (RH-CBS) will be provided by the ARHPC.  Full attendance includes the live training sessions, a one year ARHPC membership, billing webinars, and the testing fee.

 After You Pass the Optional Examination:

A certificate will be provided along with annual CEU renewal requirements and membership dues based upon the date of successful class completion.  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 charges. 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.


Day 1 – Training and Hands-on Exercises

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Introduction and Testing Details
                                        Coding vs. Billing, Orientation to CPT, HCPCS-2, ICD-10
                                        E/M Guidelines & Chart Auditing Principles
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 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. – 3:30 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 Rural Health procedural codes, Medicine, HCPCS-2
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch –provided
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.    ICD-10-CM & Clinical Documentation Exercises

Required Class Materials
To purchase please visit the Online Bookstore at ARHPC Online Bookstore 

  • 2017 CPT (AMA’s Professional Edition recommended) available for $95 from ARHPC
  • 2017- HCPCS-2 Code Manual available for $65 from ARHPC
  • 2017 – ICD-10-CM available for $70 from ARHPC

 You may fax the attached registration form or use the link in this email to register.

 Please contact Jackie King with questions.