Online Training Course

PMI Basics: Introduction to E/M Coding

Learn the steps that tie accurate code selection to proper reimbursement. Participants will identify the components of an E/M service focusing on the three key components, define medical necessity and learn the general rules for documenting E/M services.

CEUs

3

Length

180 min

Price

$99


Many variables must be considered to determine the appropriate Evaluation and Management (E/M) code to use. This program will participants through the fundamental principles underlying all evaluation and management coding and outline the steps that relate accurate code selection to proper reimbursement.

Participants will learn rules and guidelines for E/M services such as medical necessity and the three key components of E/M service. 

Course Highlights:

  • Identify the E/M category/subcategory and determine the level of history, the extent of the exam performed, and the complexity of the medical decision-making. 
  • Determine when time is a factor when selecting the proper code. 
  • Gain insight into the major differences between the '95 and '97 documentation guidelines.
  • Learn to identify and discuss the three key components, define medical necessity and comprehend the general rules for documenting E/M services.
  • Overview of the CMS Documentation Guidelines for E/M Services
  • Identify abbreviations like CC, ROS, and HPI
  • E/M coding grids to aid in accurate level of service selection
  • Hands-on practice utilizing E/M audit tools

 

Recorded October 2017

Pam Joslin

MM, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CMCO, CMCA-E/M, CEMA


Pam has more than 20 years of medical practice management, coding, reimbursement and compliance experience. She has managed in medical practices ranging from single to multi-specialty groups, including ASC. She is an advocate of process improvement and maximizing and empowering your employees to bring about the "best practice" results for your organization. She received her Master's in Management from University of Phoenix. She maintains memberships in professional organizations to support her continuing cycle of learning in the ever-changing healthcare industry. Prior to joining the PMI Instructor team she was an Adjunct Instructor and served on three advisory boards at a community college in San Antonio.

This course is appropriate for beginners. The content covers basic coding principles for medical office professionals responsible for accurate coding and billing in an outpatient healthcare setting.

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