Community & Rural Health Clinical Documentation & Coding Boot Camp

Start Date & Time

4/17/2018 9:00 AM

End Date & Time

4/18/2018 3:00 PM


Workshop series


2300 Chuckwagon Drive, Springfield, IL


Hampton Inn


Cost is $50 per ICAHN member ($150 for non-member) individual plus cost of materials.


Jackie King, MSHI, CPC, COC, RH-CBS, Clinical Informatics Specialist, HIM Consultant, at 815.875.2999

Community & Rural Health Clinical Documentation & Coding Boot Camp

Become a community health or rural health coding and billing specialist by attending this ARHPC and ICAHN-sponsored clinical documentation and coding boot camp! This class is designed for clinical personnel (MD, DO, NP, PA, and RN), coders, billers, EHR professionals, facility and financial manager that work in Rural Health Clinics, FQHCs and look-alikes.

The Rural/Community Health Clinical Documentation and Coding portion will be taught live from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. over the course of Tuesday-Wednesday, April 17-18 at the Hampton Inn, 2300 Chuckwagon Drive, Springfield. The Rural/Community Health Billing portion will be taught via two webinars and must be completed prior to taking the optional examination. Each webinar session will last 1 to 1.5 hours, and slides will be provided for reference and can be accessed via phone/tablet/computer by registered attendees. Deadline to register is April 2, 2018.


Earning the Rural or Community Health Coding and Billing Specialist (RH-CBS or CH-CBS) Certification: Upon completing both sections of class (as verified by registration information maintained by ARHPC) authorized attendees will be able to take either the Rural and/or Community Health 100-question online examination. If a score of 75% is achieved, a certification of Community Health Coding & Billing Specialist (CH-CBS) or Rural Health Coding & Billing Specialist (RH-CBS) will be provided by the Association for Rural & Community Health Professional Coding (ARHPC). Full attendance includes the live training sessions, a 90-day ARHPC membership (one year if you pass the optional exam), the two billing webinars, and the optional testing fee.

After you pass the optional examinations: 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 RH-CBS or CH-CBS credentials, you must earn 14 CEUs per each year with at least six coming from ARHPC educational sessions (e.g. webinars, in-person class, eLearning, etc.). Some of their CEUs are as low as $14-30 per hour from nationally recognized experts.

April 17, 2018

  • 8:30 - 9 am  Check-In/Receive Manuals
  • 9 am - Noon  Introduction and Testing Details; Coding vs. Billing; Orientation to CPT; ICD-10; HCPCS; E/M Guidelines and Chart Auditing Principles
  • Noon - 1 pm  Lunch provided
  • 1 - 2 pm  Determining E/M Level of Service (continued); Review Key E/M Categories (e.g. Preventive vs. Sick Visits); Chronic Care Management and Advance Care Planning;
  • 2 - 3:30 pm  Surgical Package Guidelines )CPT vs. CMS); CPT and HCPCS-2 Modifiers

April 18, 2018

  • 8:30 - 9 am Continental Breakfast Provided
  • 9 - 10:30 am CPT and HCPCS-2 Modifiers (continued)
  • 19:30 am - Noon  Review of community health procedural codes; Radiology; Pathology; Medicine; HCPCS-2
  • Noon - 1 pm  Lunch Provided
  • 1 - 3:30 pm  ICD-10-CM & Clinical Documentation Exercises

REQUIRED CLASS MATERIALS: Include 2018 CPT (AMA's Professional Edition recommended), 2018 HCPCS-2 Code Manual; and 2018 ICD-10-CM. To order books from the ARHPC, CLICK HERE. 

COST: In addition to required class materials, cost is $50 per person for ICAHN members ($150 for non-members) for food/venue expenses. Tuition is being covered by Flex Grant Funds.