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Certified Medical Chart Auditor

Certified Medical Chart Auditor-E/M (CMCA-E/M)®

Be among the first to earn PMI's all-new credential! This highly specialized course explains in how to establish and lead an internal E/M chart auditing program.This new curriculum prepares coding medical office coding and reimbursement professionals with the knowledge to protect the practice revenue with an emphasis on evaluation and management coding rules, medical necessity, and proper E/M code selection.

The instructor will address current coding guidelines, coding compliance regulations, and the steps needed to implement self-audit procedures in the medical office and minimize E/M coding and documentation risks. Course materials include a manual with coding guidelines, reference documents from the OIG and CMS, step-by-step auditing tools, and case studies.

Learning Objectives

  • Receive the information and tools needed to fully understand the E/M auditing process.
  • Learn why auditing is essential to the viability and sustainability of your medical practice.
  • Participants will learn how to identify E/M coding and documentation deficiencies and address grey areas.
  • Increase your understanding of documentation requirements for the three key components - history, exam and medical decision-making.
  • Receive a step-by-step review of documentation requirements for ’95 vs. ’97 guidelines.
  • Practice E/M auditing skills by participating in hands-on evaluation and management case studies.


Students with fewer than two years of outpatient coding experience will greatly benefit from completing these E/M foundation courses, available in PMI's Online Training Center, prior to enrollment in the CMCA-E/M course:

PMIBasics: E/M Coding

Mastering E/M Coding

E/M Chart Auditing for Physician Services

View full course description here.

Target Audience

Providers and coding/billing professionals are encouraged to attend.


This content covered in this course assumes a basic to intermediate understanding of E/M coding and documentation.

Full Schedule

Program times are Central unless otherwise noted.

SessionDate TimeInstructor
2May 13, 202101:00 -04:00Linda D'Spain
3May 18, 202101:00 -04:00Linda D'Spain
4May 20, 202101:00 -04:00Linda D'Spain
Fee: $795.00Register

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