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This subscription option is discounted for coders and includes access to all of our web-based E/M coding courses for one full year. Coders who choose this option can earn 22 AAPC CEUs. You get access to all courses listed below. Any questions please call us toll-free at 1-888-836-2633.

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The following modules are included with this subscription: (Scroll down to view course topics and summaries.)
  • The Basic Course
  • Rational Physician Coding for E/M Services
  • Rational Physician Coding for Hospitalist E/M Services
  • New Office Patients
  • Established Office Patients
  • Consult Services
  • Admission H&Ps and Observation Care
  • Hospital Progress Notes
  • Critical Care and Other Timed Services
  • Emergency Department E/M Services
  • The Faculty Course
  • The Resident Course
  • Psychiatry CPT Coding Update
  • Rational Physician Coding for Psychiatry E/M Services
  • The Psychiatry Basic E/M Coding Course


The Basic Course
This is the "core curriculum" of our E/M coding series and teaches you everything you need to know about the key components of history, physical exam and medical decision-making. Using real life clinical examples, you will learn that it's not the quantity of documentation that matters--it's the quality.

AAPC CEU Credit: 1
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Rational Physician Coding for E/M Services
This is program serves as an introduction to the concept of "Rational Physician Coding." Learn how to quantify your medical decision-making to select the "correct" level of care. Then learn how to perform and document the elements of history and/or exam in a purpose-driven manner to maintain compliance.


AAPC CEU Credit: 1
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Rational Physician Coding for Hospitalist E/M Services
Learn the principles of Rational Physician Coding and how to apply them to the most common inpatient encounters. See how to calculate your medical decision-making first and then use this key component to select the highest ethical level of care every time for every patient.


AAPC CEU Credit: 1
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Rational Physician Coding for Established Office Patients
What's the difference between a level 3 and a level 4 office visit? Can you refer to a previous note? When is a comprehensive history not really a comprehensive history and why is this okay? Get the answers to these questions and more during this presentation.


AAPC CEU Credit: 1
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Rational Physician Coding for Hospital Progress Notes
How many key components are needed? When is a detailed history not a detailed history and why is this okay? This online learning module uses realistic clinical examples to answer these questions and more. See why many physicians over-document and undercode for these encounters.


AAPC CEU Credit: 0.5
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Rational Physician Coding for E/M Consult Services
Did you know that outpatient consults pay 17% more than inpatient consults? Or that you should use the outpatient consult codes for some consult services performed in the hospital? Learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to performing and documenting consults in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.


AAPC CEU Credit: 1
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E/M Coding for H&Ps and Observation Services
This presentation takes you step-by-step through all levels of care for these services. Using real-life clinical examples, you'll learn when to use the admission H&P codes vs. the observation codes. Always select the "correct" level of care to avoid undercoding while maintaining compliance.


AAPC CEU Credit: 0.5
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Critical Care and Other Timed Services
See what it takes to qualify for critical care and learn how to calculate the time spent. See which procedures may be billed separately and which are bundled into the critical care codes. This program also deals with coding for time-based E/M visits, prolonged services and discharge services.


AAPC CEU Credit: 0.5
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Rational Physician Coding for New Office Patients
When is an "old" patient really a "new" patient? How many key components are needed? Can my staff help me out with the documentation? Get the answers to these questions and more during this presentation. Learn to avoid over-documentation while selecting the "correct" level of care for these encounters.


AAPC CEU Credit: 1
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Rational Physician Coding for ER E/M Services
Learn how to quantify your medical decision-making and select the "correct" level of care for E/M services provided in the emergency department. Then see exactly what's needed to ensure compliance and streamline the documentation process. This program takes you step-by-step through all levels of care for ER E/M services. The rules for documenting and coding for critical care services in the ER are also discussed.


AAPC CEU Credit: 1
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The Faculty Course
This program is designed for attending physicians who practice in the academic setting. All the rules for documenting E/M services with residents, interns and students are discussed. Learn how to "tether" your documentation to the house-staff notes to save time and ensure E/M compliance.


AAPC CEU Credit: 1
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The Resident Course
This program is designed for residents who are new to E/M coding and documentation. Using real clinical examples, the fundamentals of the key components of history, exam and medical decision-making are explained. Then residents learn how to perform the documentation in a purpose-driven manner to ensure that the history and exam are congruent with the level of care selected. Finally, the rules for "tethering" the documenttaion to the attending's note are discussed.


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Coders Subscription allows access to all courses for one year. Coders can earn 22 AAPC CEUs for viewing these modules.