I understand your frustration.
As a physician, you want to get paid fairly for your patient visits, but you don’t want to get in trouble if you get your documentation wrong. You’ve heard horror stories about fellow doctors having to pay back thousands of dollars after an audit or even being accused of Medicare fraud simply because of honest documentation errors. This has led to a climate of fear and confusion surrounding the boring administrative formality of E/M coding and documentation. As a result, most physicians systematically under-code and over-document their services which leads to decreased reimbursement and a lot of wasted time.
For you, this ends today. I have spent thousands of hours thinking about E/M coding so you don’t have to. As a practicing physician and certified professional coder, I understand both sides of the equation when it comes to E/M documentation compliance. I built this entire website to help doctors understand E/M coding and documentation from a clinical point of view.
All of our web-courses use real-life clinical scenarios to demonstrate how to select the “correct” level of care and document patient encounters as efficiently as possible. In other words, we focus on patient care first and E/M coding second.
Feel free to take a look around our site. Watch the Basic Course and earn some free CME. I hope you will also consider signing up for one of our fee-based E/M coding curriculums.
I guarantee you will find our courses useful, but you don’t have to take my word for it. If you pay for a course and are not 100% satisfied for any reason, simply email us and we will refund your money.
Peter R. Jensen, MD, CPC