A Complete “No-Fluff” Course That Will Teach You
The Core Essentials of Risk Adjustment AND
Prepare You For The CRC™ Exam
Best Risk Adjustment Course On The Market?
Our full length, 40-hour equivalent Risk Adjustment Course (formerly called the HCC Course) is not a weekly boot camp or webinar event. Our full course provides a complete online learning experience that will fully prepare you for the CRC Exam and a new career as a Certified Risk Adjustment Coder.
In addition to the core CRC training materials, we also provide access to certified CCO instructors and Blitz Reviews to make it even easier to pass the CRC Exam.
So are we the best Risk Adjustment Course on the market? We certainly think so. And after comparing our value-packed ‘extras’ and instructor support, we’re certain you will too.
We Are An Authorized AAPC Education Provider
We take our role in the medical certification community very seriously. As a result, CCO has been authorized by the AAPC to provide training and preparation since 2013 for all our courses and exams including this Risk Adjustment CRC (HCC) Course.
This is Why Our Risk Adjustment (HCC) Course Outshines The Competition
40 Hour Equivalent Course
This isn’t a short one-time bootcamp or webinar event. This is a full and comprehensive 40-hour equivalent course which dives into the details of Risk Adjustment and Payment Methodologies.
Self-Paced, Online Courses
All our courses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any internet-enabled device. You can learn at your own pace and rewind whenever necessary to re-learn topics.
12 Months of Access
We include 12 months of continuous access to the course. If you decide to take a break, you can always return anytime during those 12 months to pick up where you left off.
Easy to Understand Style
We know it can be hard to learn coding material. That’s why we pride ourselves on our “easy to understand” teaching style. Keeping you engaged and learning is our top priority.
20 Pearls To Start
What is a Pearl? It is a piece of diagnostic wisdom with tips about detailed codes for chronic disease. This course includes 20 popular Pearls for Risk Adjustment. More will be added regularly.
Digital Textbook Provided
The Risk Adjustment course will supply you with the digital version of a textbook (referred to as an ebook). Students, however, will need to supply their own ICD-10-CM manual.
ICD-10 Decision Trees
Besides being ICD-10 Ready, our Risk Adjustment Course also includes access to ICD-10 Decision Trees that will make it much easier to pick the correct code as a Risk Adjustment Coder.
We include chapter tests to ensure you’ve learned the material properly before moving on. If you hit a roadblock, simply revisit the online chapter lessons to refresh your knowledge.
Student Support Hub
Our Student Support Hub is where students, staff and instructors can meet virtually inside a private discussion area to ask questions or simply chat about course topics and news.
Live Weekly Group Calls
Once a week, our instructors meet with many students on a live “group call” to answer all course and career questions. As a full course student you’re invited to call in and ask questions during the live call.
Recorded Group Calls
Remember that weekly student call we mentioned in the other box? You will receive access to our archive of recorded student calls in case you need a quick answer that was previously addressed.
Certified Instructor Support
Our certified CCO Instructor will first get to know you during your welcome call. During your study, they will also provide ongoing encouragement, guidance and direction via email.
Meet Your Certified Risk Adjustment Course Instructors
Chandra StephensonCPC, CIC, COC, CPB, CPCO, CPMA, CPC-I, CCS, CANPC, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CGSC, COSC, CRC, CCC, CCO Program Director
Chandra has over 13 years coding and auditing experience and holds many certifications through the AAPC and AHIMA. She is a National ICD-10 Trainer for AAPC and served as a representative for the Great Lakes Region on the AAPC’s 2013-2015 National Advisory Board. She offers extensive experience in centralized billing, family practice, cardiology, GI, mental health, anesthesia, and multi-specialty environments. She has worked as an adjunct college instructor in medical coding, a compliance auditor for one of the largest healthcare systems in Indiana, and as a Big 5 consultant. She is currently an independent consultant and enjoys teaching and finding ways to simplify the world of coding accuracy and education.
Chandra has two miniature dachshunds, Buster and Cozy. When she isn’t spending time with her family, friends, and pups, she likes to travel and loves discovering hidden gems in each city she visits.
Alicia ScottCPC, CPC-I, CRC, CCO Education Director
Alicia has been working with medical coding for almost ten years. Through the years she has held several jobs in the medical field from, CNA, EMT, Pharmacy technician and Medial Records Abstractor and Analyst. She joined the AAPC and became certified as a CPC® in 2011, a CPC-I® in 2013 and a CRC® in 2015.
Alicia lived in West Texas but has moved back to Missouri where her husband is attending Concordia Seminary. While in Texas she taught medical coding, billing and medical law and ethics at a private college. During her time in Texas she also did contract work in HCC Risk Adjustment and discovered she really enjoyed ICD work. Because she loves to learn, Alicia is working towards her Masters in Health Care Administration with an emphasis on education. Having taken many online classes through the years to complete her degree she feels very comfortable with both face to face and on-line learning. Alicia will tell you that not only does she love medical coding but she has a passion for teaching it.
Risk Adjustment Course Contents
Introduction to Risk Adjustment (HCC) Coding
Risk Adjustment Models
Coding for Risk Adjustment
Risk Adjustment Audits
Documentation Improvement & Communication
Quality Care Impacts
Bringing It All Together
Practice Cases (Code It)
Internal Risk Adjustment Resources
External Risk Adjustment Resources
Crash Course Anatomy & Physiology Videos
External Medicare Resources
More will be added regularly…
ICD10-CM Decision Trees
Coding Guidelines: ICD-10-CM Annotated by CCO
ICD-10-CM Coding Blocks
Coding Cerebrovascular Disease
Coding Heart Attacks
Coding Hypertension (HTN)
Coding Psychoactive Substance Use
Coding SIRS and Sepsis
Coding Sepsis Complicating Abortion, Pregnancy, Childbirth, & the Puerperium
Why CRC? Because Multiple Credentials = Higher Salaries
According to the AAPC, “salary data reveals that the more AAPC credentials you carry, the higher your salary.”
This means that acquiring a 2nd credential, could potentially increase your salary by $11,510.
A 3rd credential shows an average increase of $7,244. [Source]
Student Reviews: We Love Our Students, And They Love Us
“It definitely got me well prepared”
Just want to let everyone know that I took my CPC exam on December 08 and passed with an 88%. I did an online course so I did not have a teacher in front of me at any time. I attribute much of my success to the Blitz videos because then it felt like a teacher to help me. Laureen is the best! If I can do this at age 54 then anyone can do it! Do not doubt yourself, hard work and hard studying pay off. I did over 750 practice questions to get me ready for this. Not one question was on the exam but I think it definitely got me well prepared along with the “Bubbling and Highlighting” technique. Good luck to anyone studying for the CPC!” – Darlene Bakaj-Wood, CPC-A
Can you hear me screaming from the roof top??!! I passed my CPC certification on the very first try! I am so thankful for your Blitz videos and practice exams. I just found out today that I actually passed the test.
Just wanted to say that I took my CPC exam in December and I passed. I honestly feel that this course was amazing! I researched coding and found this site and am so grateful that I did. I was nervous about starting an online course. I felt the Blitz was extremely helpful in helping me pass the exam. It is very important to do the Blitz and practice exams. I don’t feel like I could have done it without CCO! Thank you.
I passed my CPC exam on first try with 80%. I could not have done this without the Blitz videos and practice exams. The bubble and highlighting really assisted in my getting thru all 150 questions in the allotted time. My thanks to Laureen and the team as I could not have done it without you guys!!
The Blitz along with several practice tests really helped me feel confident when I walked into the exam. I finished with 40 minutes to spare, which I took to go back over the questions/scenarios I wasn’t super sure I did all I could to answer correctly. I was able to take some time and change a couple of answers in that extra time. And I PASSED my first time taking the CPC exam!
Much thanks to Laureen and Alicia for your help and support! I passed the first time with an 88%! I feel such a sense of accomplishment! I knuckled down and completed the PBC course and the Blitz. The bubbling and highlighting is superb! Also, the practice exams were very helpful as Laureen and Alicia advised. Alicia’s understanding and nurturing coaching style is perfect for me. She was available when I needed her. Looking forward to continuing my studies with both of you.
7 Day Iron-Clad 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
We have invested hundreds of hours into our exam questions and are very proud of its quality and accuracy. But none of our work matters if you, the student, aren’t completely happy with your purchase.
In order to remove all risk, we offer a satisfaction guarantee in case you find our CPC® Mini-Mock Practice Exam isn’t a good fit for you or your needs. Simply contact our Help Desk and let them know within the 7 day period.
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Yes! Please I’d Like to Order The New “RA 2.0 Coding Course”
I understand I’ll be receiving 12 months online access to the entire “Risk Adjustment 2.0 Coding Course” plus access to the Risk Adjustment 1.0 Course, Risk Adjustment Blitz and ICD-10-CM Blitz for a small one-time investment!
I also realize I have 7 days to request a refund – plenty of time to make sure this course is for me.*
We recommend this course for certified coders but if you have a solid coding background you would be fine to take the course. Keep in mind though that most employers seeking Risk Adjustment / HCC coders require them to hold some sort of coding certification like the CPC/CCS credential.
System Requirements for Streaming Video
Our members area offers online streaming videos that are fully compatible with the newest web browsers from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. Older versions of web browsers will not work since they do not support HTML5 or modern video files.
CCO only supports the Chrome Web Browser which can be downloaded for free here.
We recommend a modern Computer, Laptop or Tablet and a high-speed internet connection to experience smooth streaming playback of our HD videos. Slower computers (pre-2010) and internet connections will result in choppy playback and browser errors.
Newer iPhones and iPads are fully supported.
Android phones are not officially supported, but students report the videos play well on them.
Finally, don’t stress the tech stuff too much. Our friendly support team is always here to help you on your medical coding journey.