HCC Basics

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Course Description

A 4-week or 10-week online risk adjustment qualitative practicum for beginner coders to apply HCC coding fundamentals using redacted charts. Under the guidance of the instructor coders will take apply practical knowledge learned from the Intro to Risk Adjustment course to redacted charts while learning essential coding skills, such as how to utilize resources, encoder navigation, business rules variations and performance best practices. Requirements for apprenticeship candidates who've successfully completed HCC Basics include taking the OS2U HCC Mock Project practicum and earning your CRC certification.

  • Only 100 students accepted annually
  • Course only offered in January
  • Must have certification from AHIMA, AAPC, or currently enrolled in OS2U’s Risk Adjustment Mentee program
  • Highly recommended for coders who need ICD-10 diagnosis coding assignment and guideline refresher
  • Highly recommended for coders who are seeking apprenticeship with OS2 Healthcare Solutions
  • Ideal for coders who need practical training on redacted charts to pass employment screening tests

Meet Teacher

Vanessa Haynes CCS, CPC, CRC

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!

Vanessa and her husband have one adult daughter and live in Phoenix with their three younger children and two dogs. She is an obsessive Chicago Cubs fan and watches every game during the season.


Course Details





Supplies are sold separately. Not included in tuition cost



Start Date: January 3, 2023 - End Date: March 9, 2023
Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-8:30 PM
Start Date: August 1, 2023 - End Date: August 24, 2023 (4-weeks)
Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-8:30 PM
Start Date: October 3, 2022 - End Date: October 26, 2022 (4-weeks)
Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-8:30 PM


  • Current and Previous Year ICD-10-CM, AAPC Membership
  • Computer with Dual Monitor
  • 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


How many days of training can I miss?

No more than 5 days

Can I take HCC basics without mock project to join the Apprenticeship Program?

No, HCC Mock Project is a pre-req to the apprenticeship program.

When will I get my ceu's?

Within two weeks after the completion of training. Also, the student’s overall course average must be at least 70%

What does "Student Only" status mean?

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.


16 E Ave A, Suite 211, Temple TX 76501