Intro to Outpatient

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Course Description

An instructor led online program, also known as the Outpatient Mentee Program. This program provides students the opportunity to learn both hospital and physician coding. Ideal candidates are students who have completed the OS2U Risk Adjustment Mentee program, registered coders, and coders who hold their CRC only. It was designed to prepare risk adjustment coders in the discipline of procedural coding in the physician and hospital setting in an attempt to earn the CPC and/or COC, as well as, CDEO certifications. This is the second phase of OS2U’s Fundamental program designed to improve the marketability and employability of its students by providing training which earns certification and experience employees are looking for. It is suggested that coders complete the fundamental program, Intro to Risk Adjustment to join the Intro to Outpatient program. Training duration is 27 weeks prior to paid apprenticeship with OS2 Healthcare Solutions.

Meet Teacher

Monica Walker CCS, CPC, CRC

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.

Monica and her husband live in Texas and have three adult daughters and two grandsons


Introduction to Outpatient

This is a 12-week, instructor led course covering the learn principles of physician outpatient medical coding utilizing the CPT®, ICD-10- CM and HCPCS Level II code set. This course is recommended for anyone who is preparing for a career in medical coding for a physician’s office. For COC, this course covers the principles of facility coding for hospital and ambulatory surgery center settings.


This is a 10-week, instructor-led online course using Practicode as a tool to teach and test medical coding proficiency

CPC/COC Bootcamp

A 5-week online, instructor-led, certification exam prep to prepare students to sit for the CPC.

CDEO Bootcamp

A 4-week online, instructor-led, certification exam prep to prepare students to sit for the CDEO.

HCC Auditing

A 10-week online, simulated auditing and clinical documentation improvement environment with our leadership team to prepare novice coders the day to day tasks associated with performing audits and documentation review for physician education roles.

Course Details





Supplies are sold separately. Not included in tuition cost


Start Date: September 6, 2022 - End Date: November 22, 2022
Tuesday and Thursday's 5:30pm to 8:30pm CST


  • Current Year ICD-10-CM
  • Current Year CPT
  • Current Year HCPCS
  • COC Workbook
  • AAPC membership
  • CPC Study Guide and/or COC Study Guide
  • CPC Exam Voucher and/or COC Exam Voucher
  • CDEO Study Guide
  • CDEO Exam Voucher
  • Supplies are sold separately. Not included in tuition cost

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2023 Course Wait List

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.

Course Wait List


If I do not make the qualifications for the apprenticeship program can i try again?

Yes, you may take the course the following year. OS2U may also suggest other options to be prepared.

Can I take mock project as a registered coder?

Yes, registered coders are able to join but will need to become a certified coder and earn their CRC for the apprenticeship program.


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