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The Psychiatry E/M
Coding Curriculum: 2021

The Psychiatry E/M Coding Curriculum: 2021

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This curriculum will teach you all you need to know about performing and documenting office-based and hospital-based psychiatry E/M services.  The program covers both the 2021 guidelines (for office-based psychiatry services) as well as the 1997 guidelines, which are still used for hospital-based psychiatry E/M services.  The rules for the initial psychiatric evaluation, psychotherapy and psychotherapy + E/M are also discussed in detail. This curriculum is made up of 3 individual video tutorials and has been approved for 3 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: 3

CME: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (3.0 hours)

Accreditation: Yale University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education
 

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Course Catalog


Office-Based Psychiatry Services   |    Run Time: 1:14:28    |     CME: 1 hour

This course reviews the 2021 guidelines as they pertain to new and established psychiatry office patients. The new rules for coding based on time are discussed as well as the new methodology for calculating the medical decision-making. Using psychiatry clinical examples, we illustrate how to select the correct level of care for new and established office patients, then show how to document each encounter as expeditiously as possible. The conventions for using the initial psychiatric evaluation codes, psychotherapy codes and psychotherapy + E/M codes in the office setting are also reviewed.

Hospital-Based Psychiatry Services    |    Run Time: 54:50    |    CME: 1 hour

This course uses the 1997 E/M guidelines to show how to find the "correct" level of care for any hospital encounter by focusing on the medical decision-making first, then illustrates how to perform and document the history and exam in a purpose-driven manner to make sure those elements are congruent with the E/M code being reported. The rules for coding for the initial psychiatric evaluation, psychotherapy and psychotherapy + E/M services in the hospital are also covered in detail.

The Basic Course: Psychiatry    |    Run Time: 49:34    |    CME: 1 hour

This is a survey of the key components of history, physical exam and MDM using the 1997 E/M guidelines and focusing on the 1997 psychiatric specialty exam. The 1997 guidelines are still operative for all encounters other than new and established office patients, so a working knowledge of the rules is critical when it comes to streamlining your documentation and ensuring compliance.


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