This course will explain the criteria for coding evaluation and management (E/M ) services in the emergency department (ED) and in outpatient clinics. The lesson will cover facility E/M coding, describe Type A and Type B emergency departments, and identify situations where services may be separately billable. This lesson may feature information on the use of medical and procedural codes, including CPT codes as they relate to the subject matter presented.
This activity is approved for 0.5000 contact hours.
“This program has been approved for 0.5000 continuing education unit(s) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.”
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Guidelines
Distribution of Visits
Basics of Facility E/M Coding Guidelines
Section 3: Types of Services
Coding by Site and Type of Service
Section 4: Separate Services
Separately Billable Procedures
Example of Reporting Separately Identifiable Services
Section 5: Conclusion
Tamara has twenty-seven years of multi-specialized medical coding and Corporate Compliance experience. She is the founder of Abraham Medical Coach LLC, where she provides medical coding and healthcare compliance consulting services to healthcare organizations across the United States. In addition to consulting, Tamara prepares individuals to sit for their medical coding certification via her online course curriculum. She is an adjunct educator for a local community college based in Texas. Her area of instruction includes Introduction to Medical Law, Medical Terminology, ICD-10-CM and Procedural Coding. Tamara’s credentials include AAPC Approved Instructor, Certified General Surgery Coder and Certified Professional Coder with the Academy of Professional Coders Association (AAPC). She has authored three books specific to the medical coding industry.
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