HCC Mock Project

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Course Description

A 10-week online risk adjustment production practicum, in a simulated coding environment with our coding leadership to prepare novice coders on the day to day tasks associated with MRA peak season. Students are provided with similar tools and resources they should expect in a HCC project, i.e. project guidelines, coding portal and encoder. Our coding leadership monitors and manages production and quality by providing weekly one on one feedback with coders to ensure coders are prepared to transition into any risk adjustment coding environment post the course. HCC Mock Project is a pre-requisite for all risk adjustment coding apprenticeships with OS2 Healthcare Solutions. To be eligible for consideration for an apprentice roles coders must complete 150 charts and have an overall quality score of 90% at the end of the course. Additional requirements for apprenticeship candidates include having full-time available and two year commit for the Apprenticeship Program, as well as, earning your CRC certification by June 30th of that current year.

  • Only 100 students accepted annually
  • Course only offered in March
  • Highly recommended for coders who are seeking hands on practical training in risk adjustment to improve quality, production in current position or unable to commit to apprenticeship requirements with OS2 Healthcare Solutions
  • Must have certification from AHIMA, AAPC, or currently enrolled in OS2U’s Risk Adjustment Mentee program
  • Required course for coders seeking apprenticeship with OS2 Healthcare Solutions
  • Ideal for coders who need practical training on redacted charts to pass employment screening tests

Meet Teacher

Scot Smith CRC

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.

He is a US Army Veteran, husband, father of 3 children, and Rock Star. He calls Alabama home sweet home.

Syllabus

Course Details

Cost

Cost

$500


Tuition

Supplies are sold separately. Not included in tuition cost

Dates

Dates

Start Date: March 16, 2021 - May 20, 2021
Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-8:30 PM
Supplies

Supplies

  • Previous and Current Year ICD-10-CM
  • Computer with Dual Monitor
  • Supplies are sold separately. Not included in tuition cost

Enroll in 2021 course now

2022 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

FAQ’s

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 HCC Mock Project practicum as a registered coder?

Yes, registered coders are able to join but will need their CRC for the apprenticeship program.

If I select "student only" status at first but change my mind can I still join the Apprenticeship Program?

Yes, as long as you meet the requirements for the apprenticeship program

Am I paid during HCC Mock Project?

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/

Does taking the OS2U HCC Mock Project and CRC Bootcamp help with passing the AAPC CRC exam?

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.

Why do I have to take a pre-requisites to be accepted in the Apprenticeship Program?

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.

If I do not meet the 90% quality rate at the end of the HCC Mock Project for some reason, are there any options to still be part of the 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.

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.

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