A paid remote on the job risk adjustment medical coding role. Coders interested in the apprenticeship program must commit to two MRA seasons with OS2 Healthcare Solutions, own a desktop with two or more screens, CRC credential and successfully pass the HCC Mock Project. After coder completes the Risk Adjustment Apprenticeship they will have 2 years of experience and earned their CRC and CPMA. At which time novice coders will have the time requirements, certifications and skill employers are looking for to start their medical coding career.
Coding risk adjustment encounters for multiple payers during MRA Season also know as peak season (May-Jan)
Determined based on the credential or license you held when coming into the program. (buttons for each certification type- credentialed, registered or CRC only) Training phase is during retro risk hiatus season (Feb-May)
After 2 successful seasons in the apprentice program students can elect to stay with OS2 as a Risk Adjustment Coder seasonally. There is also an option to take the placement practicum for assistance with permanent placement, should the coder need assistance.
The training calendar provides a timeline of the different phases while in the apprenticeship program. Chose the coding certification category you
have at the time of the apprentice to view your training program. If you have credentials in more than one category choose the highest credentials
held. If you still have questions, feel free to reach out to us.
Monica has been coding since 2017, retiring from more than 30 years in education policy. She is the OS2 Training Manager and a Risk Adjustment Instructor. She has been coding with OS2 since 2018. Monica enjoys training and mentoring others.
Scot has been involved with IT systems for 20 years and risk adjustment coding for the past 3 years. He enjoys designing and maintaining systems that help coders learn and be more efficient in their work, as well as, training for and managing risk adjustment projects.
Renea has been working in the field of Risk Adjustment Coding with OS2 since 2018. She is married and has an 11-year-old son and 1 fur baby, her dog named Jojo. She calls the great state of Texas her home!
Vanessa received her CCS in 2018 and CPC-A in 2017. She earned her CRC in 2019 after taking OS2’s CRC bootcamp. She loves coding because it’s a lot like solving a puzzle every time you open up a chart!
Melissa is the Coding Director and CEO of OS2 Healthcare Solutions and OS2U. She has been in the healthcare revenue cycle realm for 18 years.
Alexandra grew up in East Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009 with a BA in Anthropology. She moved to the hill country in 2014 and earned her CPC in 2019. She enjoys discovering new music, listening to non-fiction podcasts, birdwatching and reading.
We are grateful for our partnership with OS2 Healthcare Solutions to allow opportunities for new coders who are interested in risk adjustment. If you are interested in applying for the Risk Adjustment Coder Apprentice role apply today.
Are you in the process of earning your certification and not able to join us this year? Have you missed the deadline for HCC Basics and would like to be notified when we begin enrolling next year? Sign up on our waitlist to be contacted when we start registration for next year. In the meantime, consider enrolling in our CRC bootcamp in August to earn your CRC pre-requisite.
OS2U Training and Development Center and OS2 Healthcare Solutions (OS2HCS) are two separate entities. OS2HCS apprenticeship program was created to provider novice coders with the experience employers look for. In order for inexperienced coders to be able to meet the demands of the live projects with OS2HCS, coders must take the OS2U prerequisite courses to demonstrate their proficiency in Risk Adjustment.
During the 10-weeks of HCC Mock Project practicum, coder will learn and get hands on experience in Risk Adjsutment. It will not be until after the completion of training and meeting the apprenticeship requirements that coders would begin working with OS2HCS. For more information, check out our website https://os2u.org/programs/practicums/
Absolutely, we do our best to find payment options suitable to each person. To find out more information about our different payment plans available feel free to visit our website: https://os2u.org/. You may also contact OS2U at email@example.com or (254) 312- 7011 and mention payment plans.
No, coders must be available full-time both seasons while working with OS2. Interested in learning more HCC Mock Project, schedule a career advisory session with our Education Director https://calendly.com/careeradvisorysession/30min
You do not have to take the OS2U CRC Bootcamp to earn your CRC. You may prepare for the CRC exam using outside resources. However, to join the apprenticeship program coders must have their CRC or their exam scheduled. Interested in a risk adjustment bootcamp, check out our website https://os2u.org/programs/bootcamps/
At this time we do not have an exit clause due to unexpected circumstances, or family emergencies. However, it is a great idea and that is something that we will need to consider. We consider each case as it is presented to us to determine next steps. Respectfully, if you are concern or suspect there will be a significant event that could cause you to prevent the program. We recommend, consider either the student only option or decline the apprenticeship and focus on the severe circumstance.
We understand emergencies happen. You are able to take time off, within reason. However, you will still be responsible for ensuring you have met production and quality goals.
Yes, it does.The HCC Mock Project provides students with hands on experience in Risk Adjustment. While the CRC Bootcamp prepares students to sit for their exam with confidence.
Yes, but you must have your CRC certification by June 30th.
It ranges from $2000-$3500 per month. It depends on the coder, as the pay model is per chart.
You can certainly code more than 20 charts per day or 100 charts per week. However 100 charts per week is the minimum and you must code between the hours of 8am-5pm.
Yes, we call that student only. However, we only offer the training once per year. If you don’t accept when offered you will have to take HCC Mock Project again when you are ready to join us.
Coders who apply for the apprenticeship may be certified in other areas besides Risk Adjustment. Risk Adjustment coding methodologies are different than other certification types. OS2 Healthcare Solutions is fortunate to partner with clients that accept novice coders, as long as OS2 can guarantee certain performance metrics are met in the apprentice. Therefore, to developed we created a simulated coding training environment to prepare novice coders to meet the coding expectation of our clients.
Employers seeking medical coder typically request two years of experience. OS2’s goal is to prepare coders to be “job ready” once they’ve completed the apprenticeship program. This will also assisted coders to remove their “Apprentice” status with AAPC if they hold their CPC-A.
Yes, we ask that all apprentice commit to two full seasons with OS2. Which includes two training phases with OS2U to enhance each coders opportunity for job placement once they’ve completed their apprenticeship program.
In the event that you do not pass the HCC Mock Project with a QA score of 90% or higher you will not be offered an apprenticeship with OS2 Healthcare Solutions for the current calendar year. We will invite you to join us the following year for HCC Basics for an ICD-10 diagnostic guideline and refresher course, and to repeat the HCC Mock Project.
Student only status are coders who enroll into an OS2U course to gain hands on experience and learn new skills, and do not express interest in the OS2 Apprenticeship Program.