Intensive Chart Auditing Practicums                        

Online registrations below! 


The Intensive Chart Auditing Practicum was designed for both the experienced auditor, for those desiring to move into the health care auditing arena and for compliance professionals. Please note, you MUST bring your 2018 CPT (AMA Version) and 2018 ICD-10-CM Book for the CHCA, CHCAS exams. You may also purchase these from AHCAE at a discounted rate however you must let us know in advance.

Auditing is essential for medical record and coding compliance proof. Gain knowledge and learn with hands on experience from a team of nationally recognized 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 is designed to provide critical elements needed for accurate medical record chart auditing.

The schedule is updated periodically and subject to change. Below is a partial schedule for 2018-2019, plus this program (or sessions within) is approved for up to 35 CEUs by various organizations and is formatted for a 3 or 4 day program (CHCA, CHCAF) with the certification exam on the following day. The Surgical Chart Auditing Practicum is 3 days with the CHCAS exam the afternoon of day 3. The HCC Intensive Risk Auditor Practicum is 3 days with the CHCRA exam on day 4. The 2019 AMA ICD-10-CM book and the AMAs Risk Adjustment Documentation & Coding resources are included with this training. Take advantage of the special AMA discount rate now!

2018-2019 Intensive Chart Auditing Practicums!

Next Public Practicum Trainings Registration open!

Check back for additional dates!
Practicum /Training - Registration
        Location   Dates
Exam Date
Professional Practicum (CHCA)         Denver, CO   October 29-31, 2018 11/1/18
HCC - Risk Auditing Practicum (CHCRA)         Denver, CO   February 6-8, 2019 2/9/19 
Professional Practicum (CHCA)         Denver, CO   April 10-12, 2019 4/13/19
HCC - Risk Auditing Practicum (CHCRA)         San Diego, CA     June 19-21, 2019 6/22/19


Email [email protected] for an onsite or city request!


Additional non-published dates may be available, contact [email protected]     


    The AHCAE is committed to bringing auditing standards to a new and consistent level.  

These practicums are also an essential element in assisting for preparation of the Certified Healthcare Chart Auditor (CHCA); Certified Healthcare Chart Auditor-Facility (CHCAF); and Certified Healthcare Chart Auditor-Surgical (CHCAS) exams and NEW for 2018, the CHCRA - Certified Healthcare Risk Auditor (currently waiving the exam fee as prototype testing phase 3 begins). CEUs by various organizations will vary as certain sessions/topics may be approved or excluded. These practicums may also assist in preparation for other exams. Here are just a few key points our audit team will teach you;


  • What the OIG (Office of Inspector General) is looking for when investigating physicians and facilities through audits
  • Compliance plans require auditing and monitoring. Learn what your practice / facility needs to perform this critical step
  • How to determine your audit scope, define your audit parameters and create a valid statistical sampling utilizing the governmental RATSTATS program
  • Build your skill level through auditing principles and application by dissecting various (hand written, electronic, template driven, etc.) medical record documentation formats for determining accuracy of pertinent levels and other types of documented services.
  • Go away with correct interpretation and application of CMS regulations and the 1995 and 1997 Evaluation and Management Documentation Guidelines
  • Explore and become familiar with pertinent regulatory information critical to accurate and compliant auditing. Understand the audit process from start to report development and delivery
  • Essential communication skills for the auditor will be taught to assist you in explaining and backing up your results from a private and regulatory perspective
  • OIG imposed CIA (Corporate Integrity Agreements) and the required audit parameters and reporting processes
  • RAC (Recovery Audit Contractors) audits are ongoing across the United States - learn what you need to know
  • CERT (Comprehensive Error Rate Testing) direct from CMS carriers, get the birds eye view so you can be prepared for changes
  •  Networking and breakout, audit round tables to dissect and discuss various case examples will allow attendee's additional hands-on auditing and reporting experience and much, much more!

Comprehensive Chart Audit Tool Kit

Besides the 3 or 4-day intensive training with our expert audit team, you’ll  also receive everything an auditor needs in our comprehensive AHCAE Chart  Auditing Tool Kit and Chart Auditing Resource Manual. You’ll be able to use these tools when you get back to your office to start auditing immediately!




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