Placement Practicum

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Course Description

A 12-week online, instructor led practicum to assist coders who have completed the Risk Adjustment Practicum with permanent placement in the risk Adjusment field. Coders will receive a professionally written civilian and government resume, coding portfolio which includes their coding performance during apprenticeship, professional headshot for their LinkedIn page, interview prep and a list of up to 100 employers who hire risk adjustment coders.

  • Only offered to OS2U Alumni
  • Professional coding resume for civilian healthcare organization
  • Professional coding resume for government healthcare organization
  • LinkedIn Profile review and update
  • Professional photograph
  • Coding portfolio
  • AAPC Coding Certification lapel pins
  • Interview coaching and prep
  • Job search strategies and keywords
  • List of over 100 companies and payers who hire Risk Adjustment Coders

Meet Teacher

Melissa Freeman RHIT, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, CPC-I, COC, CPC, CRC

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. Her passion is to change the Medical Coding World by proving disabling coding myths and improving coding outcomes. It is her belief quality training defines great coding not the quantity of experience.

She is a US Army Veteran, mother of 2 boys, fur mommy to Lauren, and CEO of Miracles and Mane.


Course Details





Supplies are sold separately. Not included in tuition cost



Start Date: February 1, 2023 - End Date: April 19, 2023
Wednesdays 5:30-8:30pm
Start Date: July 5, 2023 - End Date: September 20, 2023
Wednesdays 5:30-8:30pm
Start Date: October 4, 2023 - End Date: December 20, 2023
Wednesdays 5:30-8:30pm


  • Civilian Resume
  • Government Resume
  • Coding Portfolio
  • Professional photo
  • Certification Pins (varies)
  • 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 their CRC & CPC for the apprenticeship program.

If I select student only 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.


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