This three part series will cover all the basics of Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding and more! In the first part, we will learn what constitutes a problem-oriented E/M service, and how to choose a level of service based on the three key components. In the second course, we will dive deeper into code selection for problem-oriented visits and take a look at time-based E/M services and common modifiers used with E/M services. Finally, in part three we will look at other common E/M services, such as transitional care management, chronic care management, advance care planning, preventive medicine services and non-face-to-face E/M services.
These courses cover E/M coding according to the 1995 and 1997 documentation guidelines. If you are looking for E/M coding education based on the 2021 Office and Other Outpatient Services guidelines, be sure to check out this course: CPT Evaluation and Management (E/M) 2021 Office and Other Outpatient Services
** The price of this product includes an AMA Royalty Fee
Part 1: E/M Basics
- Distinguish new vs. established patients for outpatient office visits
- Define the three key components of E/M services
- Determine level of service with the use of an E/M coding tool
Part 2: E/M Beyond the Basics
- Identify time-based E/M services such as prolonged services and critical care and per day codes
- Select appropriate situations to use office or other outpatient services
- Assess when to use codes for patients admitted and discharged on the same date of service
- Choose the correct discharge day management code based on documentation
- Apply modifiers with E/M codes, including modifiers 24, 25, and 57
Part 3: E/M Care Management Services
- Apply chronic care and transitional care management codes
- Differentiate between preventive medicine services and Medicare wellness visits
- Decide when to use non-face-to-face E/M codes based on services provided
This program has been approved for 3 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continued education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
This program has the prior approval of the American Academy for Professional Coders (AAPC) for 3 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.