E/M from A to Z

*** A FULL YEAR’S WORTH OF CEUs – ONE OF OUR ALL-TIME BESTSELLERS ***
2017 Edition 

A self-paced CD-based continuing education course
Preapproved for 18.0 CEUs by AAPC for Core (CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM) and CEMC Specialty

“Very comprehensive review of the topics. I like how the course is organized, very logical and easy to follow. Thank you!”
— J.T., California

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  • Physician coding and billing staff
  • Physician office managers
  • Clinic and hospital coding and billing staff
  • Medical billing companies
  • CPC and CPC-H certification holders fulfilling AAPC annual CEU requirements

E/M from A to Z is a comprehensive CD-based interactive course. This self-paced CD-ROM course provides in-depth coverage of the guidelines, coding, and documentation requirements for all evaluation and management services found in the CPT. It will answer questions about reporting and documenting E/M services. The course engages the user with interactive practice questions and case studies.

This course is available in the traditional CD-ROM media, or our exclusive Cloud-CD™ format. With Cloud-CD™ format, your computer won’t need a CD/DVD drive to run the course, but you will need access to the Internet. The image of the CD is stored “in the cloud”, so you can access course content using a browser on your system. Click here for more information on Cloud-CD.

Click here to see the brochure (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) on E/M from A to Z, or continue reading below.
Click here to view sample slides from the course (also requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

The self-paced nature of the course allows you to work at your own pace. This is also an excellent way to satisfy the continuing education provision of the compliance plan of a physician practice or third party billing firm.

This course has been pre-approved for 18.0 Continuing Education Units from the AAPC. CEUs can be split between Core (CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM) and CEMC specialty credential. You can also earn the same number of CEUs from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). So for a reasonable expense, you’ll be able to tune up your knowledge and fulfill a large portion of your annual CEU requirement!

Here’s a sampling of what E/M from A to Z covers:

  • Chapter 1 – Timing E/M Services
    Criteria to base services either on level of service provided or time provided, along with documentation of these services.
  • Chapter 2 – Office Visits
    E/M office visit codes and guidelines.
  • Chapter 3 – Hospital Observation
    Purpose of observation, when observation time starts, initial/subsequent observation care, observation codes.
  • Chapter 4 – Hospital Inpatient Services
    Codes for initial and subsequent inpatient care, hospital admission, what’s included in the hospital care package, transferring care, documentation of services.
  • Chapter 5 – Hospital Discharge Services
    Time factors of discharge, what’s included in discharge services, reporting a two physician discharge, when to report discharge, documentation of services.
  • Chapter 6 – Consultations
    Qualifiers of reporting consult codes, timing a consult, reporting consult services to Medicare, pre- and post-operative consults, and documentation.
  • Chapter 7 – Emergency Department
    Identifying the characteristics that make up an ED department, what an emergent patient is, emergency care vs. urgent care, coding for consults and critical care in the ED. Documentation in the ED.
  • Chapter 8 – Critical Care Services
    Defining critical care status, time calculation, which services count toward critical care time, documentation of services, reporting critical care codes.
  • Chapter 9 – Nursing and Home Services
    Defining services, codes, basing services on time vs. level of care provided, physician vs. NPP sharing/splitting services, home and domiciliary care, care plan oversight services,
  • Chapter 10 – Prolonged Services and Standby Services
    Prolonged and standby services and codes, calculating prolonged threshold times, companion codes for prolonged services and documentation of these services. Calculating standby service time, which services count and don’t count toward standby time, documentation of services.
  • Chapter 11 – Case Management Services and Care Plan Services
    Services and codes defined. Team conference services, anticoagulant management codes and time reporting. Physician telephone and on-line evaluations, care plan oversight, and team conference services and codes defined.
  • Chapter 12 – Preventive Medicine Services
    Preventive counseling, behavior intervention, diagnosis coding for these services, and when to code preventive services vs. E/M office visit.
  • Chapter 13 – Special E/M services
    Phone/internet consult guidelines and codes, baseline medical information exams, work related evaluations, reporting modifier 25 with these types of services,
  • Chapter 14 – Newborn Care Services
    Services and codes defined. When it’s appropriate to report these codes, delivery and resuscitation services, circumcisions, initial care for normal newborns, documentation are discussed in this chapter.
  • Chapter 15 – Pediatric Intensive Critical Care Services
    Pediatric critical care transport services and codes, reporting time for transport services, control physician services and codes, physical presence of physician during transport, admission of patient after transport, documentation of services and transport time. Inpatient neonatal and pediatric critical care services, codes, and guidelines, transfer of care of critical neonate or pediatric patient. Continuing care intensive pediatric care, reporting low birth weight codes.
  • Chapter 16 – Care Management
    Defining care management, chronic care management, and complex car management. Advanced care planning. Codes for these services are discussed; guidelines and documentation of services are reviewed.
  • Examples, case studies, practice questions, review quiz with immediate audio and visual feedback

To run E/M from A to Z on your computer, the CD-ROM option requires a PC with Microsoft Windows 7, 8, or later, and a CD-ROM drive. The Cloud-CD™ option is compatible with either an Apple Mac or a Windows PC.

Make your selection below. Additional user licenses are added when you get to the shopping cart.

Buy the E/M from A to Z CD-ROMPRICE (CD-ROM): $535, plus S/H (NY State residents add 8.0% sales tax)
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Buy the E/M from A to Z CD-ROMDiscounted CD-ROM price (25% savings!) for AAPC and AHIMA members: $398 plus S/H and applicable sales tax.

Buy the E/M from A to Z Cloud-CDAAPC/AHIMA member price for Cloud-CD™ version (Internet access to course content): $358, no S/H, but NYS sales tax if applicable.

Additional users: For this course, we offer user licenses for additional users sharing the same CD, for only $90 each additional user. Must be purchased at the same time as the CD. A great way for significant savings when multiple users can share the same CD.

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