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    Unfort, I failed the CEDC. I wish I knew what I got wrong so I can learn from my mistakes. All they shared with me was e/m area to study 55%.

    Does anyone know what that means? thanks

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    It sounds like they were telling you that you need to improve your Levels coding to pass. So you probably did OK on procedures and ICD-9. As I recall they use the 1995 guidelines so I would focus on that. I think people often get thrown by MDM since it is the same for 99283 and 4. I would look at the Presenting problem in establishing the medical necessity for the level and make sure they are hitting the history and PE elements.


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    Hi Laurie,

    Did you purchase the AAPC ED Practicum prior to sitting for the exam? I found the practicum to be very helpful since the practicum and the test assignment of the E/M levels differed from the methodology of production coding.

    I agree with Jim about the moderate MDM confusion. Other areas that may have been problematic could have been when to give credit for a complete ROS and the difference between an EPF exam(limited documentation) and a detailed exam (more elaboration).

    Review the critical care guidelines, too.

    Good luck!

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