Medicare Boot Camp—Rural Health Clinic Version

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Medicare Boot Camp®—Rural Health Clinic Version

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To register multiple attendees, please call our sales team at 615-724-7200.

CLICK HERE to learn about our optional combined Rural Health Clinic/Critical Access Hospital Version of this Boot Camp.

This live Boot Camp is best for those looking for an interactive learning experience. Classes are led by our expert instructors, take place over the course of a week, and allow instructor/student interaction and engagement.

Medicare Boot Camp®—Rural Health Clinic Version

Course Overview

Understand the regulatory and reimbursement issues rural health clinics face

The Medicare Boot Camp®—Rural Health Clinic Version is a one-day intensive course on Medicare coverage, coding, billing, and payment for rural health clinics (RHC). It gives you the knowledge and tools to find the answers to your most compelling Medicare billing questions pertaining to this unique setting. 

This one-of-a-kind, custom class will show you which rules apply to you so you can successfully process claims and get paid without disruption to your revenue stream. It will also teach you how to research Medicare regulations to resolve billing issues and respond to denials and audits.

The Medicare Boot Camp—Rural Health Clinic Version will give you the knowledge and confidence to:

  • Find the answers to your specific Medicare questions relating to RHCs
  • Understand reporting of revenue codes, HCPCS codes, and related charges for all services provided
  • Submit accurate claims to Medicare, including independent and provider based RHCs
  • Ensure appropriate reimbursement from Medicare and application of the patient’s financial responsibility

Leave this Boot Camp with an understanding of:

  • Where to look for Medicare guidance and how to interpret rules relevant to your business to submit claims and get paid
  • The ways you can prepare your organization to handle denials and audits

Who should attend?

  • Billing specialists
  • Coding specialists
  • Provider-based RHC personnel
  • Chargemaster coordinators and managers
  • Clinic managers and department heads
  • Compliance officers
  • Finance and reimbursement managers
  • Healthcare consultants, CPAs, and lawyers
  • Health plan financial analysts, claims processing, and provider relations professionals
  • HIM directors and managers
  • Medicare administrative contractors
  • Patient access/admitting staff
  • Auditors and analysts
  • Chief financial officer

See the HCPro difference for yourself!

Focus on the actual rules: Learn how to find and apply CMS rules and guidelines to ensure hospital services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries are billed accurately and appropriately.

Tools and skills to navigate Medicare rules: Our instructors provide valuable tools and resources that will help you prioritize and research Medicare questions long after the Boot Camp ends.

Hands-on learning: Attendees are provided a set of exercises after each module to ensure they understand the concepts and know how to apply them to real-world situations.

Small class size: A low participant-to-teacher ratio is guaranteed.

Highly rated, well-established program: Participants consistently give the course an overall rating of 4.75 or higher (on a 5.0 scale).

For more detailed information about HCPro's Boot Camps, contact us at 615-724-7200 or email PD-IS@SimplifyCompliance.com.

Medicare Boot Camp®—Rural Health Clinic Version

Course Locations & Dates

Below is the current course schedule for upcoming classes of this Medicare Boot Camp. We update this schedule on a regular basis. 

Registrations are processed in the order received. Class size is limited, and classes often sell out. We recommend against making travel arrangements until after we have confirmed your course registration.

To register for a class, click the "Register" button. If you would like to register multiple attendees, fill in the "Additional Attendees" box or  contact us at 615-724-7200 or email PD-IS@SimplifyCompliance.com.

To view our cancellation policy, click here.

To attend a combination of this and Medicare Boot Camp®—Critical Access Hospital Version, please click here.

 

December 2022


Nashville, TN

 

December 8, 2022
8:00AM – 5:00PM

Hyatt House® Nashville at Vanderbilt
2100 Hayes Street
Nashville, TN 37203
615-320-9000
Hotel website


Room Rate: $169/night
Room Rate Cut-Off: April 15, 2022

 

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Medicare Boot Camp®—Rural Health Clinic Version

Course Outline/Agenda

Module 1: Designation as a Rural Health Clinic, including Required Practitioners and Services

  • Definition and purpose of an RHC
  • Certification criteria, including location, staffing, and required services
  • Basic requirements for services furnished by RHC practitioners or incident to an RHC practitioner, including requirements for direct supervision
  • Services that are excluded from the RHC benefit
  • Distinguish between an independent and provider-based RHC

Module 2: General Billing Requirements for Rural Health Clinic Services

  • Claims processing requirements, including type of bill, revenue codes, HCPCS codes, modifiers, and charge reporting
  • Coverage and billing for a medical visit and mental health visit
  • Coverage and billing for preventive services
  • Coverage and billing for special services, including diagnostic services, vaccines, injections, and other incident to services
  • Coverage and billing for laboratory services
  • Special circumstances for billing transitional care management (TCM), general care management, psychiatric collaborative care model (CoCM), virtual communication services (VCS), and telehealth
  • RHC practitioners and Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC)

Module 3: Basic Reimbursement Principles for Rural Health Clinic Services

  • Identification of a qualifying visit for payment purposes
  • Basic all-inclusive rate reimbursement methodology for provider-based and independent RHCs
  • Application of upper payment limit
  • Application of Part B deductible and coinsurance

Module 4: Supplemental Review of Medicare Contractors, Research, and
Resources

  • Overview of Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D
  • Role of Medicare contractors
  • Medicare source laws, including statutes and regulations
  • Medicare sub-regulatory guidance, including manuals and transmittals
  • Links to Medicare information and resources for staying current

Module 5: Supplemental Review of Medicare Coverage Guidance and the Advance
Beneficiary Notice

  • Medicare Coverage Center, including NCDs, LCDs, and Laboratory Manual
  • Coverage of drugs, including self-administered drugs
  • Limitations of liability statute and notice requirements
  • Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) and instructions

Module 6: Appendices of Source Authority

  • Key government documents to support appropriate billing

*Course outline/agenda subject to change.

Medicare Boot Camp®—Rural Health Clinic Version

Questions/Answers

What is the focus of the Medicare Boot Camp®—Rural Health Clinic Version?
The Medicare Boot Camp—Rural Health Clinic Version is a one-day intensive course on Medicare coverage, coding, billing, and payment for rural health clinics. It gives you the knowledge and tools to find the answers to your most compelling Medicare billing questions pertaining to this unique setting. 

This one-of-a-kind, custom class will show you which rules apply to your setting so you can successfully submit claims and get paid appropriately. It will also teach you how to research Medicare regulations to prepare you for resolving billing issues and responding to denials and audits.

Does this course prepare participants for coding certification?
The Medicare Boot Camp®—Rural Health Clinic Version contains an overview of pertinent coding issues as they relate to Medicare coverage, billing, and payment; however, the course is not designed as a coding course. HCPro does offer two courses focused on coding fundamentals. The Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Original Version focuses on coding for physician and hospital outpatient services. The Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Inpatient Version focuses on hospital inpatient facility services. These courses may assist participants in preparation for national coding certification. For more details, please review the information for these courses using the links above, or contact customer service at customer@simplifycompliance.com or 800-650-6787. 

Does HCPro offer on-site Medicare Boot Camps?
In addition to our open registration courses, we also offer the Medicare Boot Camp as an on-site program (with a substantial discount) for organizations that have a number of employees who need training. For more information on hosting an on-site, call 800-780-0584 or click on "Train Groups On-Site." 

What if I need to cancel or transfer my registration?
Cancellation Policy
Please click here to view our cancellation policy.

Who typically attends a Medicare Boot Camp?

  • Finance and reimbursement personnel
  • Billers and coders
  • Medical records/health information personnel
  • Clinical department personnel
  • Case managers
  • CDI professionals
  • Provider-based RHC personnel
  • Recovery Auditor/RAC coordinators
  • Compliance officers and auditors
  • Revenue managers
  • Chargemaster personnel
  • Fiscal intermediary personnel
  • Registration personnel
  • Legal department personnel

What material does the course cover?
To view the course outline, click on "Course Outline" above.

Does the course require any previous experience or training?
No. The course starts with Medicare fundamentals and does not assume that participants have any particular background or experience with coding, billing, and reimbursement. However, because of the fast-paced nature of the course, it is recommended (but not required) that participants have at least one year of experience working in a rural health clinic setting. 

How is the course taught?
The course is taught using a combination of lecture, class discussion, and case studies. hands-on exercises.

What do I need to bring to class?
When you arrive at class, you will receive an extensive notebook of course materials. In addition, please bring the following to all classes:

  • A highlighter
  • A notebook for taking notes
  • Sticky notes/flags
  • A pen/pencil

Does HCPro ever share contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number, email address, etc.) with other companies?
Historically, we have not shared contact information with anyone outside of our company. However, it is possible that at some point we might share contact information with other companies that offer products and services that we think would be of interest to our customers. If you would like us to keep your contact information confidential, please let us know so that we can flag your information in our customer database as "Do Not Share." 

How do I get more information? 
Contact us at 615-724-7200 or email PD-IS@SimplifyCompliance.com.

Medicare Boot Camp®—Rural Health Clinic Version

Things to Know Before Attending Class

Directions and Hotel Information

The hotel address, phone number, URL, room rate and room rate cut-off date are posted on the Locations/Dates tab. The hotel websites give detailed directions to the hotel as well as information about the location.  Please call the hotel directly to make a room reservation.  Be sure to identify yourself as an HCPro Boot Camp participant.  Please be sure to make your reservation before the cut-off date.  After the cut-off date, contact the hotel to determine room availability and rates.

Course Materials

When you arrive at class, you will receive extensive workbooks containing the class materials utilized throughout the boot camp.  The workbooks will be yours to keep, so plan accordingly in allowing enough room in your luggage on the return trip home.  Workbooks may also be shipped from the hotel at your own expense.

Classroom Time

It is an understatement to say that this course is intense.  Other than breaks, we will be in class from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Monday-Thursday, and from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Friday.  There will be about a one hour lunch break each day. If the class gets behind, class may run later than 5:00pm.    

Lunch

We will take about a one hour break for lunch each day.  Although we typically provide coffee in the morning and drinks and snacks in the afternoon, everyone is on their own for lunch.  Note that many hotels do not have restaurants on-site.  If you are flying to the course, we generally recommend renting a car.

What to Bring to Class

We recommend you bring the following to all classes:

  • Highlighter and pen/pencil
  • A notebook for making your own notes
  • Sticky Notes/flags

Use of Laptop Computers or Electronic Devices

Our instructors demonstrate where to find many resources on the CMS website. If you have access to a laptop or tablet you may bring it to class to follow along, but you may wish to consider the power and wireless needs of your device. Many conference rooms do not have plugins situated conveniently to the tables so you may wish to ensure you have sufficient battery power. HCPro does not purchase group wireless access for the conference rooms, but many hotels provide free wireless access.  You may wish to confirm your connectivity options prior to arriving at the hotel.  Please be courteous in your use of electronic devices.  Use of electronic devices should not disrupt the class or disturb other participants.  HCPro is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged devices.  Maintaining the security and safety of your device is your responsibility.  Cell phone use during class is strictly prohibited.

Dress

Business attire is not necessary.  Please dress comfortably.  Also, we find that the classrooms are sometimes on the cool side, even during the warmer months.  You may be more comfortable if you bring a sweater or sweatshirt in case you get cold.

Copyright Protection of Course Materials

You will receive a complete copy of our course materials at the beginning of class.  The materials used in connection with this course were custom designed by our company specifically for use in connection with this course.  We have invested a tremendous amount of time, money and effort in developing, refining and maintaining these materials and they are protected by copyright laws.  Course materials may not be duplicated.  You may use the materials (i) in direct connection with the course or (ii) as a personal reference in your day-to-day work.  No claim is asserted to any U.S. Government, American Medical Association or American Hospital Association works included in the course materials workbook. 

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

For our cancellation and transfer policy, visit our website:  http://hcmarketplace.com/cancellations

COVID Safety

Simplify Compliance and HCPro place the highest priority on the safety of our guests. In preparation for attendance at our events, we want to share the following measures to promote health and well-being:

  • If the region where our event is located is deemed by the CDC to be within the substantial or high-risk category, we will require all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks when indoors except while actively eating or drinking. 
  • Meeting rooms will be set to support social distancing when necessary.
  • Food service will follow the safety guidelines implemented by the hotel.

 To view all the safety measures that a specific hotel has implemented, please see the information listed on their website. 

Simplify Compliance and HCPro will continue to monitor the COVID-19 environment and the recommended guidelines, and will communicate adjustments to the onsite policies and procedures as necessary.

Contact Information

For more information about our Boot Camps, contact us at 615-724-7200 or email PD-IS@SimplifyCompliance.com.

We Look Forward to Having You In Class!

Medicare Boot Camp®—Rural Health Clinic Version

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to: 

  • Locate key sources of Medicare authority on the Internet
  • Explain the definition of an RHC and the criteria for certification 
  • Describe covered RHC services provided by physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse midwives, clinical psychologists, and social workers, as well as services provided “incident to” 
  • Explain billing requirements related to medical visits, preventive services, laboratory services, and other special services offered by RHCs 
  • Identify what constitutes an “encounter” for payment purposes
  • Explain the AIR payment in independent and provider-based RHCs, including the application of Medicare Part B deductible and coinsurance

Continuing Education Credit

AAPC
This program has prior approval of the AAPC for 7.5 Continuing Education Units. Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAPC of the program, content or the program sponsor. 

AHIMA
This program has been approved for 7 CE credits for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

ACDIS
This program has been approved for 7.5 continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification, offered as a service of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS).

ANCC
HCPro is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.This educational activity for 7.5 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.

California Board of Registered Nursing
HCPro is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide 9 nursing contact hours. California BRN Provider #CEP 14494.

CCMC
This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM board certified case managers. The course is approved for 7.5 CE contact hours.

NAHRI
This program has been approved for 7.5 continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certification in Healthcare Revenue Integrity (CHRI), offered as a service of the National Association of Healthcare Revenue Integrity (NAHRI).

Disclosure Statement:
HCPro has confirmed that none of the faculty/presenters, planners, or contributors have any relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of this educational activity.

Medicare Boot Camp®—Rural Health Clinic Version

COVID

Simplify Compliance and HCPro place the highest priority on the safety of our guests. In preparation for attendance at our events, we want to share the following measures to promote health and well-being:

  • Per current CDC guidelines, if the county where our event is located is deemed to be within the high level of COVID-19, it will be recommended that all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks when indoors except while actively eating or drinking.
  • Food service will follow the safety guidelines implemented by the hotel.

To view all the safety measures that a specific hotel has implemented, please see the information listed on their website.

Simplify Compliance and HCPro will continue to monitor the COVID-19 environment and the recommended guidelines and will communicate adjustments to the onsite policies and procedures as necessary.