Medicare Boot Camp® - Hospital Version
What is the focus of the Medicare Boot Camp?
Medicare Boot Camp - Hospital Version is an intensive, five-day course on Medicare coverage, billing, coding and payment for hospital outpatient and inpatient services. The course is technically oriented and focuses on the Medicare regulations and guidelines applicable to hospital services. The objective of the course is to provide course participants with a detailed understanding of the Medicare "rules" with a particular emphasis on the operational application of those rules.
Where is the course offered?
Open registration Medicare Boot Camps are offered at various locations around the country, typically at mid-priced business hotels such as Hyatt Place or Hilton Garden Inn. For a current schedule of upcoming open registration Medicare Boot Camps, click on "Locations/Dates" above.
Does this course prepare participants for coding certification?
The Medicare Boot Camp - Hospital Version contains a review of pertinent coding issues as they relate to Medicare coverage, billing and payment, however, the course is not designed as primarily a coding course. HCPro does offer two courses focused on coding fundamentals. The Certified Coder Boot Camp® - Original Version focuses on coding for physician and hospital outpatient services. The Certified Coder Boot Camp® - Inpatient Version focuses on hospital inpatient facility services. These courses may assist participants in preparation for national coding certification. For more information, please review the information for these courses using the links above or contact the office at email@example.com or (877) 727-1728.
Does HCPRO offer "on-site" Medicare Boot Camps?
In addition to our open registration courses, we also offer the Medicare Boot Camp as an on-site program (with a substantial discount) for organizations that have a number of employees who need training. For more information on hosting an on-site Medicare Boot Camp, click on Host an On-Site Course.
What if I need to cancel or transfer my registration?
To view our Cancellation Policy, click here.
Who typically attends the Medicare Boot Camp?
- Finance and Reimbursement Personnel
- Chargemaster Personnel
- Billers and Coders
- Medical Records/Health Information Personnel
- Clinical Department Personnel
- Provider-Based Clinic Personnel
- Revenue Managers
- Compliance Officers and Auditors
- Registration Personnel
- Fiscal Intermediary Personnel
- Healthcare Lawyers, Consultants, and CPAs
- Legal Department Personnel
What material does the course cover?
To view the course outline, click on "Course Outline" above.
Does the course require any previous experience or training?
No. However, because of the fast-paced nature of the course, it is recommended (but not required) that participants have at least one year of experience working in a hospital. However, the course starts with Medicare fundamentals and does not assume that participants have any particular background or experience. Familiarity with the ICD-9-CM and CPT coding systems is helpful, but not required.
How is the course taught?
The course is taught using a combination of lecture, class discussion and hands-on exercise/case studies.
What do I need to bring to class?
When you arrive at class, you will receive an extensive notebook of course materials.
Please bring the following to all classes:
- A highlighter
- Notebook for taking notes
- Sticky notes/flags
- A handheld calculator
Does HCPro ever share contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number, email address, etc.) with other companies?
Historically, we have not shared contact information with anyone outside of our company. However, it is possible that at some point we might share contact information with other companies that offer products and services that we think would be of interest to our customers. If you would like us to keep your contact information confidential, please let us know so that we can flag your information in our customer database as "Do Not Share."
How do I get more information:
Contact Customer Service at 800/780-0584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.