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the Hospitalist curriculum


Online Physician-to-Physician E/M Coding Education for Hospitalists

CME: 12.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CME

Peter R. Jensen, MD, CPC designed this series of web-based E/M coding courses to help hospitalists 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 patient encounters as efficiently as possible.

REGISTRATION FEE: $199 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 hospital-based 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 Hospitalist E/M Services
Admission H&Ps
Basic   Hospital   HandP
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 every encounter based on the cognitive labor provided. Then perform and document the history and exam in a purpose-driven manner to ensure compliance.   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
Critical Care and Other Timed Services
Progress   Consult   Critical
Progress Notes Preview
Consult Course Preview
Critical Care Course Preview
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.   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.
Emergency Department E/M Services
The Faculty Course
Observation Care Services
ER   Faculty   Obs
ER Preview
Faculty Course Preview
Observation Course Preview
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 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.
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