Making Sense of E/M Rules for your Medicare Administrative Contractor
- Broadcast: Oct 23, 2010 at 8:30AM
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- On Demand available: Oct 23, 2010 at 12:00PM MDT *(Post-Event Recording)
- Author: Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CDEO, CIC, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC
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Evaluation and Management coding can be challenging for all coders. E/M is the most commonly coded professional service and can often be the most confusing. There are so many hurdles to overcome from documentation deficiencies, EMR over documentation, medical necessity and giving the appropriate credit for the elements for the key components. Not only are there two sets of guidelines to choose from but coders also need to know the variations of the documentation guidelines according to the MAC in their region. Coders need to know the resources available to them to make confident decisions for the gray areas in E/M code selection. Navigation of the online resources available from CMS and MACs can provide the answers needed to select a code with confidence and know the E/M level will stand up to any audit.
What is your E/M IQ?
Take the E/M quiz (created from our workshop curriculum) to find out.
This Workshop Will Help You:
- Translate the documentation requirements for the 1995 and 1997 E/M Documentation Guidelines
- Maneuver through the variations of documentation requirements for E/M specific for your MAC
- Identify compliance hot spots regarding E/M and know what you must do to avoid them
- Learn how to use E/M modifiers with confidence
- Know where to look and how to navigate to the right answer
Register to Access this On Demand Event
- Get access to the author-recorded webinar broadcast
- Includes electronic workbook, downloadable mp3, ipod/iphone video, and presentation slides
- Learn at your own pace with the ability to pause, rewind, etc.
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About The Author
Raemarie currently manages AAPC's product development, is a coding liaison to the AMA CPT® Editorial Panel, and has more than 20 years of experience in the medical field. With AAPC, she has also served as the clinical development manager for the exams program, national externship director, and as an advertising coordinator. Prior to joining AAPC, she spent many years at ConCorde Career Institute, Fla., where she served in several roles, including as an instructor for the coding and medical assistant programs. Ms. Jimenez has also worked as a medical assistant, billing and coding manager, instructor, auditor for outpatient and physician services, and physician educator. She received her BA in psychology from Florida Atlantic University.