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 or large groups, please call Customer Service at (800) 650-6787.

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

Medicare Boot Camp®—Rural Health Clinic Version

Course Overview

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
  • Avoid compliance pitfalls


Who should attend?

  • Billing specialists
  • Coding specialists
  • Provider-based clinic 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

 

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.


For more detailed information about HCPro's Boot Camps, contact customer service at 800-650-6787 or email customerservice@hcpro.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.

For larger groups, contact Customer Service at (800) 650-6787 to inquire about group rates. 

Locations marked as "Tentative" are subject to change.

To view our cancellation policy, click here.

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


July | September | November

 

July 2017

Nashville, TN

 

July 20, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


HYATT PLACE Nashville/Brentwood
202 Summit View Drive
Brentwood, TN 37027
615-661- 9477
Hotel Website

Room Rate: $139/night
Hotel Cut-Off: June 16, 2017

 

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September 2017

Minneapolis, MN                  

 

September 28, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


SpringHill Suites Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport/Mall of America
2870 Metro Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425
952-854-0300 
Hotel Website

Room Rate: $134/night
Hotel Cut-Off: September 1, 2017

 

 

November 2017

Chicago, IL

 

November 17,  2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Four Points by Sheraton Buffalo Grove
900 W. Lake Cook Road
Buffalo Grove IL 60089
847-215-8883
Hotel Website

Room Rate: $109/night
Hotel Cut-Off: October 23, 2017

 

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Medicare Boot Camp®—Rural Health Clinic Version

Course Outline/Agenda

Module 1: Medicare Overview, Contractors, Research and Resources
• Overview of Medicare Parts A, B, C and D
• Role of Medicare contractors, including the MAC and Recovery Auditor
• Medicare source laws, including statutes, regulations and final rules
• Medicare sub-regulatory guidance, including manuals and transmittals 
• Medicare Coverage Center, including LCDs, NCDs, and Laboratory Manual 
• Links to Medicare information and resources for staying current

Module 2: Designation as a Rural Health Clinic and Required Practitioners and Services
• Purpose of an RHC 
• Certification criteria, including location, staffing and required services 
• Commonly furnished services by physicians and requirements for direct supervision 
• Basic requirements for services furnished by a physician assistant, nurse practitioner and certified nurse midwife
• Basic requirements for services provided by a clinical psychologist and clinical social worker 
• Coverage of services and supplies provided incident to a practitioner’s services
• Services that are not included in the RHC benefit
• Difference between a free-standing and a provider-based RHC

Module 3: General Coverage and Billing Requirements for Rural Health Clinic Services
• Claims processing requirements for RHC billing
• Correct reporting of revenue codes and HCPCS codes
• Qualifying visit, including the correct reporting of modifier -CG
• Coverage and billing for preventive services
• Coverage and billing for special services, including laboratory

Module 4: Basic Reimbursement Principles for Rural Health Clinic Services
• Basic cost-based reimbursement methodology for qualifying visits
• All-inclusive rate (AIR)
• Application of Part B deductible and coinsurance
• Effect of the upper payment limit on a freestanding or provider-based RHC

Module 5: Appendices of Source Authority
• Key CMS and related government guidance to support appropriate billing for RHC services


Course Outline/Agenda subject to change.

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

Medicare Boot Camp®—Rural Health Clinic Version

Continuing Education

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. 

American Health Information Management Association (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).

Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (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).

American Nurses Credentialing Center (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.

Commission for Case Manager Certification (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.

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

Questions/Answers

What is the focus of the Medicare Boot Camp®—Rural Health Clinic Version?
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 customerservice@hcpro.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 clinic 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 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
  • A handheld calculator 


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 customer service at 800-650-6787 or email customerservice@hcpro.com.