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Designed for coders, this option provides only AAPC CEU credit and gives access to courses for 90 days.
If you are a physician who takes care of outpatients and inpatients, choose this option to get one year of access to all of our E/M coding courses.
If you are a physician who only sees outpatients, choose this option to get one year of access to our outpatient E/M coding courses.
Hospitalists should choose this option to get one year of access to our E/M coding courses for hospital-based encounters.
This series of courses has been approved for 33.5 AAPC CEUs.
This series of courses has been approved for 92 hours of AMA Category 1 CME.
This series of courses has been approved for 44 hours of AMA Category 1 CME.
This series of courses has been approved for 60 hours of AMA Category 1 CME.
The Basic Course
Rational Physician Coding for E/M Services
Rational Physician Coding for Hospitalist E/M Services
This course teaches you everything you need to know about the 1995 and 1997 E/M guidelines. Learn how to document the history and physical exam and how to quanitfy your medical decision-making. You are probably over-documenting!
Learn how to select the "correct" level of care for every encounter based on the cognitive labor provided. Then perform and document the history and exam in a purpose-driven manner to ensure compliance.
This is the version of the "Rational Physician Coding" course designed for hospitalists. See how to quantify your cognitive labor and perform and document the most common hospitalist encounters as efficiently as possible.
Established Office Patients
New Office Patients
These are the most common patient encounters on the planet, so it's important to code correctly for these visits. Knowing the difference between a level 3 and level 4 established office patient can make a huge difference in your remibursement and income.
Now that the consult codes have been eliminated for Medicare patients, the new office patient visit has become the most common outpatient initial encounter. Learn exactly what needs to be documented for each level of care for these visits. All levels of care are discussed.
Step-by-step, learn how to perform and document the key components correctly for all three levels of care for admission H&Ps. You will also see how to avoid the most common catastrophic documentation errors for these visits.
Hospital Progress Notes
E/M Consult Services
Observation Care Services
These are the most common hospital encounters. Most doctors over-document and under-code for these services. This course will show you how to avoid this trap and save time while increasing reimbursement.
Although Medicare no longer pays for consult services, some private payers still do. But beware. Auditors love to downcode these visits when doctors don't include the exact right terminology. Learn to get it right.
The observation rules have recently been changed. Did you know there is a whole new set of codes for observation "progress notes?" See when to use the observation codes and how to complete the documentation correctly.
Critical Care and Other Timed Services
Observation Care Services
The Faculty Course
What is critical care? What needs to be documented? What is needed for prolonged services? Using real-life examples, you will get the answers to these questions and more from this course.
You spend a lot of time in the ER so you might as well get paid for it. Emergency room visits are not just for ER docs any more! Hospitalists now have to use these codes when performing "consults" on patients in the ER.
The rules are a little different for documenting E/M services while working with medical students, interns and residents. Learn how house staff can help you complete the documentation for academic E/M services.
The Resident E/M Coding Course
Most academic programs provide little if any E/M coding education which leaves residents at a disadvantage when they get out in to the real world. This course teaches efficient E/M coding and documentation from the house-staff point of view.