Mastering evaluation and management (E&M) services is a challenge you can achieve. And that is good news because E&M services are often audited, and the failure rate is high. There is no subjectivity to choosing the appropriate level E&M based on the encounter that took place. But this can be objectively determined based on what was performed, documented, and what was medically necessary. At the conclusion of this exclusive ICD10monitor, four-part webcast series, you will be able to confidently determine the appropriate E&M code based on the encounter that took place every time without any subjectivity and without any guessing!
This first installment of this series covers the history and the exam components of E&M coding. You will learn the history of present illness, past medical, social, and family history, and you will benefit from a review of systems components of the history. Your webcast leader, Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman, will spend extended time on the review of systems, as this is the section of E&M coding where errors most frequently occur. Errors in the review of systems are the reason why the majority of E&M audits fail. Dr. Lehrman will also discuss exactly how to determine the appropriate level of exam based on what was performed, what was documented, and what was medically necessary.
Your E&M coding skills will be excellent at the conclusion of this webcast series!
Why This is Relevant:
E&M services are regularly audited and come with a high failure rate. Those creating the note and determining the code should have an intimate knowledge of E&M guidelines. The problem, however, is that too often those individuals do not have that knowledge and hence the audits, denials and takebacks.
Take this brief quiz to see if you and your team could benefit from this webcast:
- Can you explain the difference between the History of Present Illness and the Review of Systems?
- Do you know how to count how many systems were reviewed and how many are needed for each E&M level?
- What role does medical necessity play in E&M coding?
- Does time matter when using the three key elements of E&M coding to determine the level?
From this exclusive ICD10monitor webcast, conducted by, Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman you will…
- Learn the three key elements of E&M coding;
- Understand the required elements of a problem focused, focused expanded problem, detailed, and comprehensive history;
- Learn the differentiation between history of present illness (HPI) and review of systems (ROS);
- Receive a list of systems to review for the ROS; and
- Know how to differentiate between a general multi-system exam and a single-organ system exam.
Click here for information about other sessions in this 4-part webcast series.