Risk Adjustment Coding Training Academy

The Risk Adjustment Coding Training Academy is designed to assist an existing certified coder without risk adjustment experience or an uncredentialed coding apprentice in achieving a Certified Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC) credential in 12 weeks. In addition to the ability to earn a credential, this program will provide instructor-led didactic learning and practical workflow experience with coaching and feedback from our seasoned instructors.
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Introducing CSI’s
Risk Adjustment Coding Training Academy

CSI has been providing the industry with highly trained and credentialed risk adjustment coders for over a decade. A CSI Coder is distinguished as being core compliant, guideline astute, technologically agile, skill diverse and is professionally backed by a leadership team with over 100 years of experience in coding compliance and clinical integrity. We will help you unlock your inner potential so you can excel in your professional field. Boost your confidence, master the field, and become a certified professional.

Worth the Investment

We don’t end at certification; with this course, you’ll have experience and confidence in your new skill set with the possibility of endless opportunities. RACTA is for everyone ready for excellence. From certified and experienced coders to those with no prior experience, all levels are welcome. The daily access to your live instructor and the individual weekly tutor/coaching sessions are our investment in you.

Want to take a deeper dive into RACTA? Click below to learn about our info sessions. 

Included in Your Tuition 

CSI University 
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CSI’s RACTA Training Portal Access

AAPC Membership

AAPC CRC Training Guide


AAPC CRC Testing (2 Attempts)


Access to CSI Quick Code ™ and CSI Quick Coach ™
Virtual Learning

ICD-10-CM Code Book – Current Year

Eligibility to be considered for placement on a live coding project with CSI

What makes a CSI Medical Coder Different?

A CSI Medical Coder has the ability to utilize a full range of technology solutions in our space including multiple AI Platforms and EHR’s due to their deep experience and product agnosticism. They have coded all HCC types and have met or exceeded productivity and quality standards in Medicare, Medicaid, and ACA projects. They have progressed in their career path to be project diverse and confident in any role a client asks us to fill. CSI Coders have not chosen CSI for a contract- they have chosen CSI for a career.
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Prerequisites

We will help you unlock your inner potential so you can excel in your professional field.
Some of the prerequisites of our trainings are:
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  • High School Graduate or GED
  • Companies' home computers conform to the minimum performance standards for CSI Companies
  • High speed internet access
  • Ability to perform assigned homework up to 3 hours per day in addition to class time
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Support

  • Ability to attend a 1:1 mentoring call with a Coach to receive feedback (scheduled by you, at your convenience)
  • Open study hall with access to Coach Monday through Thursday between 12 - 4 PM Eastern Time
  • Personalized career coaching provided by a dedicated CSI Companies recruiter

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a medical coding job without job experience?

 At CSI, we go beyond providing a certification. Our Quick Code modules provide you with real-world experience by engaging you in mock charts. With the guidance of our expert trainers, you can expect detailed feedback, preparing you for real HCC coding roles. This enables students to gain valuable hands-on experience in a supportive environment. 

Is medical coding a good career choice?

Medical coding is a smart career choice due to the high demand for healthcare professionals in today's job market. Despite economic fluctuations affecting most professions, the medical industry continues to expand rapidly, presenting new opportunities for job seekers. By choosing a career in medical coding, you'll have a path that offers stability, growth, and the opportunity to make a positive contribution to society. 

How to know if a career in medical billing & coding is a good fit? 

When considering a career in medical coding, it's important to thoroughly research and ask relevant questions. While factors such as job outlook and salary are important, there are other considerations that can influence your job satisfaction in this field. To determine if a career in medical billing and coding is a good fit for you, take a moment to reflect on the following questions: 

• Can I meticulously follow instructions, ensuring accuracy in my work? 
• Am I committed to maintaining patient privacy and confidentiality? 
• Do I feel comfortable working with technology and adapting to new software systems? 
• Am I able to work at a computer for extended periods of time without feeling fatigued? 
• Do I excel in collaborative environments and work well with others? 
• Can I maintain a calm demeanor during stressful situations, such as billing mishaps? 
• Am I highly organized and capable of managing and organizing records effectively? 
• Do I possess strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with coworkers, patients, and insurers? 
• Am I naturally attentive to even the smallest details, ensuring accuracy in my work? 

If you answered "yes" to these questions, it is likely that a career in medical billing and coding would be a great fit for you. Taking these factors into consideration can help you make a well-informed decision about your career path. 

If I am already a medical coder or CPC-A, why should I take this course?  

Obtaining a specialized credential can significantly enhance your marketability as a risk adjustment coder, surpassing the advantages of a CPC or CPC-A certification. At our organization, we offer more than just certification. Through our comprehensive Quick Code/Quick Coach program, we empower you to develop high confidence in your risk adjustment coding abilities. Additionally, we ensure you receive ongoing support and guidance from our industry experts. 

Why consider a career in medical coding? 

•  Competitive salary
•  Career Advancement Opportunities
•  Work-Life Balance and Remote Work Potential High Demand
•  Accelerated Learning Courses 

Why choose our program over other CRC programs?

Once students successfully earn the CRC designation and demonstrate next-level proficiency in production risk adjustment coding, they could be offered a paid position on CSI's Coding Bench, dependent on project availability. This special program allows our students to get hands-on experience, work with industry experts, earn income and enhance their career prospects. 

Is there a payment plan option during registration?

CSI University has collaborated with SweetPay to provide cost-effective payment options in 12-month and 4-month packages. To select your preferred payment plan, navigate to the bottom of the payment page and click the corresponding link. Upon clicking, you'll be redirected to Sweet to Pay's website to finalize your enrollment in the chosen payment plan. Once your initial deposit is successfully made, you will be enrolled in CSI University's RACTA program.

On average how much time do I need to dedicate to this program on a weekly basis?

Our course is designed for the busy adult learner, with a part-time commitment of approximately 20 hours per week. However, the actual time required may vary based on your previous education and learning style. 

Is it necessary to attend the live sessions virtually?

You will be able to schedule your weekly individual session with an instructor from Monday to Thursday between the hours of 4 pm – 7 pm EST or Friday between 11 am – 7 pm EST. 

If you don't mind, we understand that you may need more support during your learning journey. That's why we offer a daily study hall where you can access extra resources and guidance from our instructors. The course is structured with weekly deadlines for course completion and daily deadlines for those seeking eligibility for placement on a live coding projected based incompletion and client availability. Upon completing the 12-week course, you can purchase monthly extensions for continued access to training materials. However, please note that you will no longer have access to your instructors beyond the initial 12-week period.

What does tuition include? 

•  CSI Instructor - 10 Individual coaching sessions
•  CSI’s RACTA Training Portal Access 
•  CSI Quick Code ™ Virtual Learning Access
•  CSI Quick Coach ™ Virtual Learning Access
•  HCC Coder Encoder Access – AHA Coding Clinic Access
•  Optum’s ICD-10-CM Expert for Physicians (ICD-10 Coding Book)
•  AAPC CRC Training Manual 
•  AAPC CRC Practice Exam (ICD-10-CM) 
•  AAPC Membership
•  AAPC CRC Exam Vouchers - 2 Attempts
•  AAPC Continuing Education Units – 30 CEUs (30 CEUs apply to pre-existing credentials only)

How do I qualify to register for this program? 

•  A high school diploma or equivalent.
•  Must be able to commit 20 hours per week to both class time and individual study throughout the 12-week program.
•  Access to a personal computer that meets CSI specifications with reliable broadband internet.
•  This program is tuition-based, and candidates should be prepared to meet the costs associated with the program.

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Kristy Johnston, RACTA Lead Educator
CRC, CPC

CSI Instructor
AAPC Approved Instructor

Kristy is a proven leader in the healthcare industry. She carries a practical nursing diploma with over ten years of medical coding and billing experience in multiple specialties. Kristy also received an associate's degree from the University of Central Arkansas. Her goal is to combine a wide range of experience as a compassionate, enthusiastic mentor who will positively contribute to your lifelong career.

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