Online Training Course

Prod ID: 156
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.





163 min



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

Sharon Turner


Sharon Turner is an enthusiastic educator who has taught allied healthcare courses at Brookhaven, Collin, and Vista Colleges. She has received awards and recognition for outstanding achievement in teaching, leadership and community involvement. She is effective in developing lesson plans, providing quality instruction, and promoting a positive learning environment for her students.

She also has more than 12 years of experience as a Certified Medical Coder for OB/GYN, Anesthesia, Family Practice Medicine, Dermatology, Vein and Vascular, and Orthopedics Surgery specialties. She helped implement a new EHR system and successfully increased first pass on clean claims paid by 88 percent within 90 days of implementation.  

Sharon is a doctorate student at Abilene Christian University majoring in Organizational Leadership in Adult Education. She has a Master of Science and a bachelor’s degree in Workplace Learning Performance in Applied Technologies from UNT. She currently serves on the Digital Faculty Consultant team at McGraw-Hill Education.

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

This is a basic-level course. Content assumes an awareness of the role  of medical coding in relation to outpatient provider reimbursement.


  • Identify the E/M category/subcategory 
  • 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 ('95, '97, '21)
  • Identify abbreviations like CC, ROS, and HPI
  • Highlights of E/M Coding Guidelines
  • Hands-on practice utilizing E/M audit tools

Self-paced online program includes unlimited review of recorded lectures and access to downloadable digital companion materials for 6 months.

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