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ED Coders ! I really need your advice

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    Default ED Coders ! I really need your advice
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    I am about to embark on a new coding experience - ED

    Up until now I have been mostly out patient coder : free standing facility ...can you give me a "crash course"

    Seriously ...can anyone offer advice on the most important differences - where I can go to find info when struggling - books, cd's, any help possible ??

    Is anyone familiar with MedLearn's books - they have a 2 book set on ED coding that looks really good...but looks can be deceiving ...and very expensive ...

    I want to succeed and know that I can ... with your help

    thank you so much !!
    Last edited by Justarose; 04-02-2010 at 03:08 PM.

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    Will you be coding profee or facility?

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    Sparkles thanks for responding!
    Honestly I don't know the answer to that question ... but that profee sounds like something I might have heard ...I think that is what it is ... the more I think about it ..

    Can you give me some insight into what they mean ?

    up until now I have been an OP coder in a free standing facility ..how different will it be ?

    thanks for whatever advice or direction you can give me !

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    Hai Ms terie,

    The below mentioned websites gives you a good knowledge on ED coding , you are already in coding field so you can learn ED coding quickly.
    any way books websites , etc gives you understanding the coding but you have to do the ED coding practically .

    http://www.chima.org/downloads/DQ/Pr...Guidelines.pdf

    http://www.acep.org/practres.aspx?id=30428
    SAMSON

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    ohhh Sampson !! thank you ! those sites are great !

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    Those sites are great, especially ACEP's that have a lot of great information. Also check out http://ercoder.com.

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    Thank you! Can anyone tell me any info on using the 3m
    system? Advice, tidbits on the good , bad and the ugly facets
    to this system... My experience has been with SIS, mysis, vision
    all out pt or physician systems ...

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    I use the 3M system at our facility. I also do ED outpatient coding. 3M is great and if you will be doing the E/M levels as well you can go under the procedure tab, type E and it will give you questions to answer to choose your E/M level. ( I think the questions are tricky though). Good luck.

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    Hi Terie,

    You can also use the website - http:\\emuniversity.com

    Happy ER coding!

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    Thanks for the links to the websites above. I too will be working as an ED coder doing facility coding and this information is excellent.
    Susan Kelly, CPC

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