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Now Offering Risk Adjustment Coding Exam Prep

10-Week Instructor-led Class

Hybrid Training = Designed to give you a greater learning experience.  Our hybrid training includes online Blackboard training AND bi-weekly LIVE instructor-led sessions.    

LIVE instructor-led sessions are held every other weekday evening from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

Enroll today!

THE Next 10-week 


Sept 13, 2023

Wednesday, Bi-Weekly, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Eastern Time


$1460 with active AAPC membership


No previous healthcare experience is required for this class.  

Risk adjustment coders are in high demand. Whether you are seeking a new Risk Adjustment certification or looking to add another credential to your name, our training will prepare you to sit for the AAPC CRC exam. Our instructors have over 30 years of coding experience and are some of the best educators in the industry.

Our CRC Exam Prep instructor-led and Hybrid classes include "live" virtual instructors.  This is not a self-study program, our certified instructors go in-depth with helping you understand the coding guidelines, correct application of the ICD-10-CM code sets, illustration of coding scenarios, abstract coding, and more.  Our live sessions are interactive and we "code together". 

Program Highlights: 

  • CRC exam prep instructor-led course is designed for all levels of experience (no healthcare experience needed)

  • Ten weeks of risk adjustment coding training with bi-weekly live sessions taught in our interactive virtual classroom

  • INCLUDES: Hands-on coding and practical application exercises, abstract coding from redacted real-world cases, and mid-term & final exams.

  • INCLUDES: Book tabbing strategies and test-taking tips & techniques

  • INCLUDES: CRC Textbook

  • INCLUDES: AAPC One-year student membership ($140 value) (if applicable)

  • INCLUDES: PowerPoints and other handouts, 24/7 access to LIVE recorded sessions

  • INCLUDES: Online CRC® practice exam with a built-in timer

  • Classes are taught by licensed certified coding instructors with over 20 years of experience

  • Upon completion of the CRC Exam Prep course, students are prepared to sit for the AAPC CRC® national examination

  • Medical terminology and anatomy training are highly recommended prior to taking this course but are not required.

  • AAPC certificate of completion is awarded upon successful completion of the course.

  • Learners are prepared to sit for the CRC® national examination


  •  Current year ICD-10-CM Code Book (any publisher) - This book is required for this course

  • AAPC EXAM FEE: Students planning to take the AAPC CRC national examination will need to purchase the exam separately. The exam fee is discounted as follows when enrolled in this course:

    • One attempt exam: $375

    • Two attempt exam: $475

    • The online exam option fee is determined by AAPC.  Please check their website.

The learner will get knowledge of accurate diagnosis coding and risk adjustment principles. Predictive modeling, the financial implications of risk adjustment coding, documentation difficulties, official diagnosis coding standards, and diagnosis coding in ICD-10-CM will also be covered.  Anyone who wishes to study risk adjustment coding or is currently employed in the field is encouraged to take this course. 


Course Objectives:

  • Define the various risk adjustment models such as, HCC, CDPS, HHS-ACA, and hybrid).

  • Recognize the role that predictive modeling plays in risk adjustment.

  • Describe the financial implications of risk adjustment.

  • Apply official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines

  • Identify key elements of the medical record

  • Identify documentation issues with diagnosis coding

  • understand the most prevalent conditions in risk adjustment and how to properly code in ICD-10-CM

Course Content (Modules): 

  • Pharmacology

  • Risk AdjustmentModels (Hierarchal Condition Categories (HCC), Medicaid Chronic Illness and Disability Payment System (CDPS), Hybrid models)

  • Predictive Modeling & Quality of Care (Predictive modeling impact, Suspect logic, Quality of care, Star ratings)

  • Risk Adjustment and Financial Matters (HCC RAF score, financial impact based on coding)

  • ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines

  • Diagnosis Documentation and Coding (Common errors in diagnosis coding, elements of the medical record)

  • Documentation Barriers (Signatures, Insufficient documentation, Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) process, Official diagnosis coding guidelines)

  • Frequently coded conditions, such as Acute vs. Chronic conditions, differential diagnosis, risk factors and comorbidities.

Source: aapc

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