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The outpatient e/m cOdING curriculum: 2021

The Outpatient E/M Coding Curriculum: 2021

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This curriculum will teach you all you need to know about performing and documenting outpatient E/M services. This program includes the 2021 E/M Coding Update Curriculum for new and established office patients, plus coverage of all other outpatient encounters using the 1995 and 1997 guidelines, which are still used for consult services, observation care services and critical care. The Faculty Course and Basic Course are also included. This curriculum is made up of 11 individual video tutorials and has been approved for 9.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™

Author/Presenter: Peter R. Jensen, MD, CPC | Dir. of E/M Compliance YNHH Hospitalist Service

Format: Self-paced video tutorial (runs in the browser of any PC, Mac, tablet or smart phone)

Target Audience: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Coders, Office Managers

Total Number of Modules: 11

CME: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (9.5 hours)

Accreditation: Yale University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education
 

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Course Catalog


E/M Coding Update: 2021    |    Run Time: 1:04:48    |     CME: 1 hour

This course contains the most current information available regarding the 2021 E/M Guidelines for new and established office patients. We use real-life clinical examples to illustrate how to select the correct level of care for each visit using the 2021 rules and how to document each encounter as expeditiously as possible. We finish up by discussing what's happening with that G code for primary care and/or medical complexity and how to apply the two prolonged services codes introduced in 2021.

New Office Patients: 2021    |    Run Time: 1:02:48    |    CME: 1 hour

This course builds upon the knowledge of the E/M Coding Update course. The 2021 rule changes are briefly reviewed as they specifically pertain to new office patients. We then use step-by-step clinical examples to show how to perform and document each level of care for new office patients.

Established Office Patients: 2021    |    Run Time: 1:04:50    |    CME: 1 hour

This course will show you step-by-step how to perform and document each level of care for established office patients using the 2021 E/M guidelines.

The Basic Course:    |    Run Time: 1:00:40    |    CME: 1 hour

This course explains the nuts and bolts of coding and documenting encounters using the 1995 and 1997 E/M guidelines, which are still in use for all encounters besides new and established office visits. We review the key components of history, physical exam and medical decision-making, which remain the building blocks of the documentation for most E/M services.

The Consult Course (1997):    |    Run Time: 54:36    |    CME: 1 hour

This course reviews the rules and conventions for consult services and then takes you step by step through all five levels of care using the 1997 E/M guidelines.

The Consult Course (1995):    |    Run Time: 54:54    |    CME: 1 hour

This course reviews the rules and conventions for consult services and then takes you step by step through all five levels of care using the 1995 E/M guidelines.

Critical Care :    |    Run Time: 38:51    |    CME: 0.5 hour

This course covers critical care, timed E/M services, prolonged services and discharge services. Each topic is illustrated by clinical examples and includes expert insights and tips to ensure you are getting full credit for the time you devote to taking care of your patients.

The Faculty Course (1997) :    |    Run Time: 54:13    |    CME: 1 hour

This course reviews the rules and conventions for providing collaborative E/M services between attending physicians and house staff using the 1997 E/M guidelines. Clinical examples are used to illustrate the documentation required to tether the resident note to the attending's attestation.

The Faculty Course (1995) :    |    Run Time: 55:55    |    CME: 1 hour

This course reviews the rules and conventions for providing collaborative E/M services between attending physicians and house staff using the 1995 E/M guidelines. Clinical examples are used to illustrate the documentation required to tether the resident note to the attending's attestation.

Observation Care Services (1997) :    |    Run Time: 37:17    |    CME: 0.5 hour

Although they usually take place within a hospital, observation care services are considered outpatient encounters. This course will take you through the documentation requirements for all levels of care for initial and subsequent observation care services as well as observation discharge services using the 1997 E/M guidelines.

Observation Care Services (1995) :    |    Run Time: 34:12    |    CME: 0.5 hour

This course will take you through the documentation requirements for all levels of care for initial and subsequent observation care services as well as observation discharge services using the 1995 E/M guidelines.


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