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AHCAE - HCC Intensive Chart Auditing Practicum

September 23-25, 2019

CHCRA Exam: September 26, 2019


Hyatt Place Denver Airport
16250 East 40th ave
Aurora, CO  80011

Free Shuttle to and from Airport!


 Join us in Denver, Colorado for the HCC Intensive Chart Auditing Practicum! 

The HCC Intensive Chart Auditing Practicum was designed for coders, auditors, compliance, clinical and non-clinical professionals who desire to learn about the HCC health care auditing arena. No other HCC auditing credential exists and we are excited to bring the Certified Health Care Risk Auditor (CHCRA) designation to the healthcare arena.  Those desiring to sit for the CHCRA exam, should have ICD-10-CM knowledge.


Auditing is an essential component to ensure accurate medical record and documentation compliance. Gain knowledge and learn with hands on experience from a team of nationally recognized HCC auditors and educators. This one of a kind program has been a collaborative effort developed by the Association of Health Care Auditors and Educators and with careful consideration and adoption of the American Medical Association resources as part of the practicum core curriculum. Attendees will receive comprehensive tools and resources necessary for providing critical elements needed for accurate HCC medical record chart auditing.

Why the need? The CMS Risk Adjustment and Hierarchical Condition Category payment model was implemented in 2004 for the purpose of identifying high risk Medicare beneficiaries who have more serious or chronic illness and in turn accrue higher costs for treatment. This program is an effort to assess the medical needs of patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage programs. The model assigns a risk factor score to the person based upon a combination of the individual’s diagnoses and certain demographic information.  The individual’s diagnoses are identified utilizing the ICD-10-CM codes extracted from the provider’s medical record documentation.

With the elimination of pre-existing conditions in the Affordable Care Act, commercial insurance companies who were part of the ACA exchanges began to measure their own risk to ensure there was an even distribution of both high risk and low risk beneficiaries into their plans. Commercial payers adopted their own HCC payment models to assess medical needs and future costs to their own programs.

While HCC payment models utilize ICD-10-CM coding system to report patient risk, medical coding and auditing for risk adjustment requires specialized training and certification to ensure a clear understanding of the CMS and commercial HCC auditing environment. AHCAE has developed both a training program and National certification to meet this need. By obtaining the Certified Health Care Risk Auditor (CHCRA) certification, auditors show their proficiency in both coding and auditing for various risk adjustment program and payment models including CMS and commercial payer hierarchical condition categories (HCCs), the Medicaid Disability Payment System (CDPS), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) risk adjustment.

Get Comprehensive Chart Audit Tools!

The Risk Adjustment Documentation and Coding and ICD-10-CM from the American Medical Association. We have incorporated these valuable resources as part of the HCC practicum curriculum and they may be used for the CHCRA exam which will be administered on the 4th day. No need to bring any materials with you, they will be provided to you to use and take home with you. 

 *For additional program details email: RLinker@ahcae.org

*NOTE: Cost for the program has been reduced reflecting an AHCAE special for students. The CHCRA examination fee of 350.00 has also been waived. The total includes 2 years of AHCAE membership, the HCC Intensive Auditing Practicum and the CHCRA certification exam (unlimited tries within 12 months, should you need to retest).

(*Payment arrangements are available)

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AHCAE - HCC Intensive Chart Auditing Practicum - Denver, Colorado (September 23-25, 2019: CHCRA Exam: 9/26/19

Date of the event:
September 23-25, 2019; the CHCRA Exam-September 26, 2019
Denver, CO - Hyatt Place Denver Airport; 16250 E. 40th; Aurora, CO 80011