Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Inpatient Version

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Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Inpatient Version

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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.

Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Inpatient Version

Course Overview

Inpatient coding is even more complex than ever. Let our expert instructors make it simple.

The Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Inpatient Version is an intensive coding education course that ensures coders are proficient in the most up-to-date ICD-10-CM/PCS coding for hospital inpatient facility services and MS-DRG assignment.

Skilled inpatient coders are in high demand as hospitals and healthcare systems struggle with the high costs of inpatient admissions due to COVID. The need for highly skilled inpatient coders is greater than ever before!

The course goes beyond explaining basic DRG classification to ensure accurate code reporting and that not money is left on the table. Coders leave class ready to:

  • Apply inpatient coding guidelines
  • Accurately assign ICD-10-CM/PCS codes and MS-DRGs
  • Query physicians more effectively


We’re not like other coding classes. We have been teaching inpatient coding for more than 20 years! The Certified Coder Boot Camp—Inpatient Version uses a successful and proven method for teaching inpatient coding fundamentals:

  • Emphasis on hands-on exercises: Attendees complete multiple inpatient case studies and operative reports based on real medical records, so they fully understand the impact of diagnosis/procedure code assignment on MS-DRG assignment.
  • Immediate feedback: Our instructors provide real-time feedback on the codes you assign. Continuous interactions with instructors ensure you have a complete understanding of code assignment.
  • Rules-based learning: Our instructors only use recognized source authorities, such as the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting and the AHA’s Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM/PCS®, in course materials.
  • Experience: All of our instructors have at least 20 years of inpatient coding experience. They know exactly what coders need to learn and how to present complex coding topics in an easy-to-understand manner.


The Certified Coder Boot Camp—Inpatient Version not only teaches you everything you need to know to be an inpatient coder, but also provides several professional benefits:

  • Enhance your career potential and growth—employers are looking for coders with accurate inpatient coding skills
  • Take on more complex medical coding cases
  • Increase your professional credibility
  • Become a valuable resource to your facility
  • Provide an opportunity for much needed continuing education credits


For employers:

Coder training is an important investment for your organization. Having highly qualified, certified coders on staff can:

  • Ensure correct medical coding based on reputable source authorities such as the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting and the AHA's Coding Clinic
  • Facilitate the physician query process to ensure appropriate DRG assignment
  • Ensure appropriate reimbursement for services performed
  • Increase employee confidence
  • Increase productivity
  • Maintain compliance


Who should attend?
This course is useful for coders who are looking to understand the ins and outs of inpatient coding, including the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes.

See the HCPro difference for yourself!

Expertly designed course materials: Materials are developed by our instructors specifically for this intensive learning format.

Hands-on learning: Attendees complete a set of exercises/case studies after appropriate modules to ensure that they understand the concepts and know how to apply them to real-world situations.

Small class size: Class size is limited to ensure individual attention.

Nationally recognized educators: HCPro is the nation's premier organization offering boot camp training courses to healthcare coding professionals.


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


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Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Inpatient Version

Course Locations & Dates

Below is the current course schedule for upcoming classes of this 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 call our sales team at 615-724-7200 or email us at PD-IS@SimplifyCompliance.com.

To view our cancellation policy, click here.


September 2022


Philadelphia, PA

 

September 12 – 16, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Days 1–4)
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Day 5)

Courtyard Philadelphia Plymouth Meeting
651 Fountain Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
610-238-0695
Hotel website


Room Rate: $114/night
Room Rate Cut-Off: August 24, 2022

 

October 2022


Nashville, TN

 

October 24 – 28, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Days 1–4)
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Day 5)

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


Room Rate: $169/night
Room Rate Cut-Off: October 3, 2022

 

December 2022


Orlando, FL

 

December 5 – 9, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Days 1–4)
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Day 5)

Hilton Garden Inn Orlando International Drive North
5877 American Way
Orlando, FL 32819


Room Rate: $109/night
Room Rate Cut-Off: November 4, 2022

 

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Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Inpatient Version

Outline/Agenda

Module 1: Introduction to ICD-10-CM/Conventions

  • Code structure
  • Brackets
  • Default codes
  • NEC/NOS codes
  • Code first
  • Use additional code
  • Excludes1 and Excludes2 notes
  • Placeholders
  • 7th characters
  • Laterality
  • The "dash" (-)


Module 2:
Fundamentals of Diagnostic Coding for Inpatient Reporting

  • Selection of principal diagnosis
  • Additional/other diagnoses
  • Parts of the medical record


Module 3:
Present on Admission Indicators/Hospital-Acquired Conditions and Physician Queries


Module 4:
Introduction to ICD-10-PCS and Medical-Surgical Character Selection  

  • Basic character selection
  • General root operation selection and guidelines
  • Body part selection guidelines
  • Approach selection guidelines
  • Device selection guidelines
  • Qualifiers
  • Multiple procedures guidelines


Module 5:
Fundamentals of Procedure Coding for Inpatient Reporting

  • Principal procedure selection


Module 6:
MS-DRG Assignment

  • MS-DRG assignment in ICD-10-CM/PCS
  • Complications and comorbidities (CC) and major complications and comorbidities (MCC)


Module 7:
ICD-10-CM/PCS Chapter-Specific Coding

  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Sepsis
    • HIV
  • Neoplasms
    • Types of neoplasms
    • Complications of neoplasms and neoplasm treatment-related complications 
    • Encounters for chemotherapy/radiation therapy
    • Surgical intervention for neoplasms
  • Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Obesity and BMI
  • Mental disorders
    • Substance use/abuse and dependence
    • Depression
  • Diseases of the nervous system
    • Cerebrovascular accidents (CVA)
    • Carotid endarterectomy 
    • Spinal fusion 
  • Diseases of the circulatory system
    • Hypertension and hypertensive-related conditions
    • Coronary artery disease and angina conditions
    • Acute myocardial infarction
    • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)
    • Cardiac catheterization
    • Pacemaker/defibrillator procedures
    • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
    • COPD 
    • Pneumonia
    • Respiratory failure
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • GI hemorrhages/inflammations
    • Endoscopic procedures (EGD and colonoscopy)
    • Hernia procedures
  • Diseases of skin and subcutaneous tissues
    • Debridement 
  • Diseases of musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Joint replacement 
  • Pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium
    • Pregnancy conditions and complications
    • Delivery procedures
  • Newborns/congenital disorders
  • Injury, poisoning, and certain other consequences of external causes
    • Fracture coding
    • External causes
    • Fracture reduction 
    • Burns
    • Poisonings, adverse effects, and underdosing

 

Course Outline/Agenda subject to change.

Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Inpatient 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, and 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 workbooks containing the class materials used throughout the boot camp.  These workbooks will be yours to keep.

Required Manuals

As part of your course registration fee, HCPro will provide all attendees with the required coding manuals:

  • 2022 ICD-10-CM Expert for Hospitals
  • 2022 ICD-10-PCS Expert

These manuals will be distributed on the first day of class by the instructor.  There will be no discounts or refunds for students desiring to bring their own coding manuals to class.  Please be sure to save room in your luggage to transport these manuals home with you.

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 3:00pm on Friday.  There will be about a 45-minute lunch break each day. Cell phone use during class is strictly prohibited. 

What to Bring to Class

Please bring the following to all classes:

  • Your ICD-10-CM & PCS manuals (provided as part of registration fee)
  • Highlighter
  • A notebook for making your own notes
  • Sticky Notes/flags
  • Pen/pencil

If you do not already have a solid understanding of medical terminology, we strongly recommend that you complete a medical terminology self study course prior to class. A good self-study program is Medical Terminology for Health Professions, 8th Edition by Ann Ehrlich and Carol L. Schroeder. The ISBN number is 1305634357. The book is available on Amazon.com and may also be available from one of your local bookstores. Our course participants who do not have a strong background in medical terminology typically find this book extremely helpful.

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!

Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Inpatient Version

Learning Objectives

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

  • Apply fundamentals of diagnosis code assignment (ICD-10-CM) and procedures (ICD-10-PCS) for inpatient services by utilizing conventions, instructions, and sequencing guidelines from the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
  • Relate interaction of diagnoses/procedures on reimbursement by accurately assigning MS-DRGs for inpatient services
  • Review chapter-specific diagnoses/procedures for their clinical presentation and application to better understand code assignment
  • Recognize appropriate documentation and documenters within the inpatient medical record to support valid code assignment
  • Review appropriate coding resources such as the AHA’s Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM/PCS as they apply to certain chapter-specific diagnoses/procedures

Continuing Education

AAPC
This program has been approved by the AAPC for 35.5 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

*Credits obtained prior to certification with the AAPC will not be recognized for continuing education requirements. Continuing education begins after a member obtains certification.

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
This program has been approved for 30 CE credits for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

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 35.5 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.

California Board of Registered Nursing   
HCPro is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide 42.5 nursing contact hours. California BRN Provider #CEP 14494. 

Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS)
This program has been approved for 35.5 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 Integrity Specialists (ACDIS).

National Association of Healthcare Revenue Integrity (NAHRI)
This program has been approved for 35.5 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.

Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Inpatient Version

Questions/Answers

What is the focus of the Certified Coder Boot Camp—Inpatient Version®?
The Certified Coder Boot Camp—Inpatient Version focuses on ICD-10-CM diagnosis and ICD-10-PCS procedure coding for inpatient hospital (i.e., facility) services. The course emphasizes inpatient coding guidelines, abstraction of inpatient medical records, and assignment of MS-DRGs.

Does HCPro offer any other versions of the course?
Yes. In addition to the Certified Coder Boot Camp—Inpatient Version, we offer the Certified Coder Boot Camp—Original Version, an intensive, one-week course focusing on ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS Level II coding for professional services and hospital outpatient services.

How long does the course last?
One week. Typically, class runs Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until at least 5:00 p.m. each day (class often runs later than 5:00 p.m. if the students need additional assistance with a particular subject). We end class a little early on Friday, typically by 3:00 p.m.

Where is the course offered?
Open registration Certified Coder Boot Camps are offered at various locations around the country, typically at mid-priced business hotels such as Hyatt Place or Hilton Garden Inn. For a list of upcoming open registration dates for the Certified Coder Boot Camp—Inpatient Version, click on Locations/Dates.

Does HCPro offer the Certified Coder Boot Camp—Inpatient Version as an on-site course?
In addition to our open registration courses, we also offer the Certified Coder Boot Camp—Inpatient Version as an on-site course (with a substantial discount) for organizations that have multiple employees who need inpatient coding training. For more information on hosting an on-site course, contact customer service at 800-650-6787 or PD-IS@SimplifyCompliance.com.

What if I need to cancel or transfer my registration?
Cancellation Policy

Please click here to view our cancellation policy.

Who typically attends the Certified Coder Boot Camp—Inpatient Version?

  • Coders
  • Medical records/health information managers/staff
  • Case managers
  • Quality assurance professionals
  • Clinical documentation specialists
  • Clinical managers and department heads
  • Physicians, NPs, PAs, and other clinicians
  • Compliance officers and auditors
  • Finance and reimbursement managers/staff
  • Healthcare consultants, CPAs, and lawyers
  • Health plan and insurance company personnel
  • Medicare intermediary personnel


What material does the course cover?

Click on Course Outline for more information about the topics covered by the Certified Coder Boot Camp—Inpatient Version.

Does completion of the course lead to any formal certification?
We anticipate that many of the Certified Coder Boot Camp—Inpatient Version course participants will, at some point, sit for a national certification exam whether it be the Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders or the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association. While the Certified Coder Boot Camp—Inpatient Version should be helpful in preparing for these exams, CCS candidates should be aware that the exam also covers topics other than inpatient coding, notably outpatient CPT coding and Medicare reimbursement. Consequently, candidates will need additional training/preparation beyond the Certified Coder Boot Camp—Inpatient Version. CCS candidates may also want to consider taking our Certified Coder Boot Camp (focused on CPT coding) and our Medicare Boot Camp—Hospital Version (focused on Medicare reimbursement for hospital services). The Medicare Boot Camp – Hospital Version would also be helpful for those sitting for the CIC exam since it includes reimbursement related questions beyond what is covered in the Certified Coder Boot Camp – Inpatient Version.

How are the certification exams structured?
See https://www.aapc.com/certification/cic/#tab-1 (CIC exam) and http://ahima.org/certification/CCS (CCS exam).

Does Medicare or any other third-payer require coders to be certified?
We are not aware of any such requirement. To the best of our knowledge, coding certification, while generally helpful in promoting accurate coding, is entirely voluntary. 

How intense is the course compared to more traditional full-semester courses?
It is an understatement to say that the course is intense. We are covering a full semester of material in one week. Other than breaks, course participants are in class from 8:00 a.m. to at least 5:00 p.m. each day (except Fri), although we try to end class a little early on Friday. Course participants should plan on devoting their full time and attention to the Boot Camp during the week of their course. Course participants should plan on taking the entire Boot Camp week off from work, and participants who live more than 45 minutes away from the course site should reserve a hotel room for the week.

Does the course require previous coding experience?
Because of the fast-paced nature of the course, it is highly recommended that Certified Coder Boot Camp—Inpatient Version participants have at least one year of coding-related experience. While prior inpatient coding experience is helpful, this course is also designed for individuals with outpatient coding experience (such as CPCs or COCs) who are interested in enhancing their coding skills.

Also, if you do not already have a solid understanding of medical terminology, we strongly recommend that you complete a medical terminology self-study course prior to the start of the course. A good self-study program is Medical Terminology for Health Professions, by Ann Ehrlich and Carol L. Schroeder (ISBN 1133687318). The book is available at www.amazon.com and may also be available from one of your local bookstores. Our students who do not have a strong background in medical terminology typically find this book extremely helpful.

How is the course taught?
The course is taught using a combination of lecture, class discussion, and abstracting case studies.

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 our sales team at 615-724-7200 or email PD-IS@SimplifyCompliance.com.

Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Inpatient 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.