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Physician-to-Physician Online Education for Emergency Department E/M Services

CME: 16 hours of AMA Category 1 CME

Peter R. Jensen, MD, CPC designed this series of web-based E/M coding courses to help emergency department physicians apply the E/M guidelines in daily practice to optimize reimbursement and ensure documentation compliance. This is not simply a regurgitation of the E/M guidelines, but a clinically-driven, step-by-step approach to performing and documenting ER patient encounters as efficiently as possible.

REGISTRATION FEE: $159 for one year of unlimited access per registrant


MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE: If you are not happy, you get your money back (see details here).


  • Understand the 1995 and 1997 E/M documentation guidelines
  • Learn to select the "correct" level of care based on the cognitive labor provided
  • Ensure 100% E/M documentation compliance for all emergency department encounters
  • Save time by streamlining the documentation process
  • Optimize reimbursement by preventing systematic under-coding


  • Register and and pay online for instant access
  • View E/M coding video tutorials directly in your browser from any computer connected to the internet
  • Complete the self-assessment quiz at the end of each module to qualify for CME credit
  • Download CME certificate
  • A laminated pocket E/M coding guide will be shipped to your address at no additional charge


Video Tutorials Included in this Curriculum

The Basic Course
Rational Physician Coding for Emergency Department E/M Services
Critical Care
Basic   ER   Critical
Basic Course Preview
Hospitalist Preview
H&P Preview
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 ER visits (99281 - 99285) based on the cognitive labor provided. Then perform and document the history and exam in a purpose-driven manner to ensure compliance.   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.
Observation Care Services
E/M Consult Services
Obs   Faculty    
Progress Notes Preview
Consult Course Preview
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.   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.    
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