Evaluation and Management Boot Camp—Professional Version™

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Evaluation and Management Boot Camp—Professional Version™

Product Code: EMBC

This live boot camp is best for those looking for an interactive learning experience. Classes are led by our expert instructors, take place over the course of a week, and allow instructor/student interaction and engagement.
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Required Material: AMA CPT® Professional Edition
is required material for this boot camp.

This live boot camp is best for those looking for an interactive learning experience. Classes are led by our expert instructors, take place over the course of a week, and allow instructor/student interaction and engagement.

Evaluation & Management Boot Camp—Professional Version™

Course Overview

For the first time in more than two decades, there are huge changes to evaluation and management (E/M) office or other outpatient visit code categories (99202-99215). CY 2021 brought a new model of coding, documentation, and payment.

Is your organization handling the changes? This class will bring you up to speed!

The Evaluation and Management Boot Camp—Professional Version teaches coders, billers, auditors, and practice managers how to interpret documentation relative to national carrier guidelines, apply rules accurately, and ensure appropriate E/M category and level assignment.

In this in-depth class taught by our nationally recognized coding instructors, you will learn how to:

  • Select the correct category of E/M codes based on the documentation provided
  • Explain the documentation requirements for all key component-based codes
  • Review the CY 2021 options of selecting levels of E/M codes based on time or medical decision making
  • Append appropriate modifiers to E/M codes
  • Apply "teaching physician" rules correctly
  • Discuss how to bill appropriately for non-physician practitioners
  • Interpret national and local carrier guidelines
  • Prepare for the Certified Evaluation and Management Coder (CEMC) exam

Ensure your E/M coding stays up-to-date by not only learning the CY 2021 changes, but the critical understanding of which codes these new guidelines apply and which E/M code categories will continue to be assigned based on the 1995 and 1997 CMS E/M documentation guidelines.

Beginning on January 1, 2021, the key components that are traditionally used for the office or other outpatient services (history, exam, and medical decision making) underwent a major overhaul based on input from CMS and the AMA. Level selection will be based on either time or medical decision making. Learn what activities count as time and obtain a detailed understanding of what the three contributory factors are to medical decision making.

This intensive two-day course goes beyond the basics and dives right into the many gray areas of E/M to make sense of conflicting information between CMS and local carriers. Armed with this information, you’ll be able to:

  • Tackle the subjectivity associated with the most commonly reported (and audited!) CPT® codes—E/M services
  • Accurately interpret the rules 

Our experienced instructors lead this two-day interactive class that includes practical scenarios and plenty of time for questions answered.

Who should attend?

This course is ideal for anyone who either selects E/M codes or verifies E/M codes, as well as coders who verify either pre-bill or post-bill the accuracy of the codes selected by providers. It is also useful for coders on the payer side who verify the accuracy of the codes submitted for reimbursement.

See the HCPro difference for yourself!

Expertly designed course materials: Materials are developed by our instructors specifically for this intensive learning format.

Hands-on learning: Attendees complete a set of exercises/case studies after appropriate modules to ensure that they understand the concepts and know how to apply them to real-world situations.

Small class size: Class size is limited to ensure individual attention.

Nationally recognized educators: HCPro is the nation's premier organization offering boot camp training courses to healthcare coding professionals.

For more detailed information about HCPro's Boot Camps, contact us 615-724-7200 or email PD-IS@SimplifyCompliance.com.

Looking to train your whole team? We can bring our expert instructors to you! Learn more here!

Evaluation & Management Boot Camp—Professional Version™

Course Outline/Agenda

Module 1 – Introduction to Evaluation and Management Services

Module 2 – Evaluation and Management Associated Modifiers

Module 3 – Assigning E/M Levels Based on Key Components & Time

Module 4 – NPPs and Teaching Physicians


Course Outline/Agenda subject to change.

Evaluation & Management Boot Camp—Professional Version™

Questions/Answers

What is the focus of the Evaluation & Management Boot Camp—Professional Version™?
The Evaluation & Management Boot Camp—Professional Version will teach you the fundamentals and intricacies of E/M coding. The course goes beyond the basics and dives right into the many gray areas of E/M to expose conflicting information between CMS and local carriers. This intensive, on-site training course is geared to both coding and auditing professionals. The class will show how to evaluate documentation relative to national and local carrier guidelines with a strong emphasis on interpreting rules accurately.

Where is the course offered?
Open registration Evaluation & Management Boot Camp—Professional Version courses are offered at various locations around the country, typically at mid-priced business hotels such as Hyatt Place or Hilton Garden Inn. For a current schedule of upcoming open registration classes for the Evaluation & Management Boot Camp—Professional Version, click on "Locations/Dates" above. 

Does HCPRO offer the Evaluation & Management Coding Boot Camp—Professional Version as an on-site course?
In addition to our open registration courses, we also offer the Evaluation & Management Coding Boot Camp—Professional Version as an on-site program (with a substantial discount) for organizations that have a number of employees who need training. For more information on hosting an on-site Boot Camp, click on Host an On-Site Course

What if I need to cancel or transfer my registration?
Cancellation Policy

Please click here to view our cancellation policy.

Who typically attends the Evaluation & Management Coding Boot Camp—Professional Version?

  • Coders and billers
  • Patient accounting managers/staff
  • Medical practice managers/staff
  • Medical records/health information managers/staff
  • Registration managers/staff
  • Clinical managers and department heads
  • Physicians, NPs, PAs, and other clinicians
  • Compliance officers and auditors
  • Finance and reimbursement managers/staff
  • Healthcare consultants, CPAs, and lawyers
  • Health plan and insurance company personnel
  • Medicare carrier and intermediary personnel


What material does the course cover?
To view the course outline, click on "Course Outline" above.

Does the course require any previous coding experience?
No. The course starts with coding fundamentals and does not assume that participants have any particular background or experience. However, because of the fast-paced nature of the course, it is recommended (but not required) that Evaluation & Management Boot Camp—Professional Version participants have at least one year of experience working in the healthcare industry in a billing-related, administrative, or clinical position.

How is the course taught?
The course is taught using a combination of lecture, class discussion, and case studies.

You can order the AMA 2022 CPT Manual here!

Does this course cover both professional and technical E/M coding?
No, this course will focus on the professional services portion of E/M coding only.

Does HCPro ever share contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number, email address, etc.) with other companies?
Historically, we have not shared contact information with anyone outside of our company. However, it is possible that at some point we might share contact information with other companies that offer products and services that we think would be of interest to our customers. If you would like us to keep your contact information confidential, please let us know so that we can flag your information in our customer database as "Do Not Share."

How do I get more information? 
Contact us at 615-724-7200 or email PD-IS@SimplifyCompliance.com.

Evaluation & Management Boot Camp—Professional Version™

Things to Know Before Attending Class

Directions and Hotel Information

The hotel address, phone number, URL, room rate and room rate cut-off date are posted on the Locations/Dates tab. The hotel websites give detailed directions to the hotel as well as information about the location.  Please call the hotel directly to make a room reservation.  Be sure to identify yourself as an HCPro Boot Camp participant.  Please be sure to make your reservation before the cut-off date.  After the cut-off date, contact the hotel to determine room availability and rates.

Course Materials

When you arrive at class, you will receive a workbook containing the class materials utilized throughout the boot camp.  These workbooks will be yours to keep, so plan accordingly in allowing enough room in your luggage on the return trip home.  Workbooks may also be shipped from the hotel at your own expense.

Manuals Needed for Class

You will need a current** year CPT Professional edition manual. To order a 2022 manual from HCPro, please visit our website.  https://hcmarketplace.com/2022-cpt-pro

** Please note: Each year the CPT manual is updated around early-mid November any classes around this time frame will use the most current version.

Classroom Time

It is an understatement to say that this course is intense.  Other than breaks, we will be in class from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.  There will be about a 45 minute lunch break each day. Cell phone use during class is strictly prohibited.

Lunch

We will take about a 45 minute break for lunch each day.  Although we typically provide coffee in the morning and drinks and snacks in the afternoon, everyone is on their own for lunch.  Note that many hotels do not have restaurants on-site.  If you are flying to the course, we generally recommend renting a car.


What to Bring to Class

Please bring the following to all classes:

  • Highlighter
  • A notebook for making your own notes
  • Sticky Notes/flags
  • Pen/Pencil

Dress

Business attire is not necessary.  Please dress comfortably.  Also, we find that the classrooms are sometimes on the cool side, even during the warmer months.  You may be more comfortable if you bring a sweater or sweatshirt in case you get cold. 

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

For our cancellation and transfer policy, visit our website at: https://hcmarketplace.com/cancellations

COVID Safety

Simplify Compliance and HCPro place the highest priority on the safety of our guests. In preparation for attendance at our events, we want to share the following measures to promote health and well-being:

  • If the region where our event is located is deemed by the CDC to be within the substantial or high-risk category, we will require all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks when indoors except while actively eating or drinking. 
  • Meeting rooms will be set to support social distancing when necessary.
  • Food service will follow the safety guidelines implemented by the hotel. 

To view all the safety measures that a specific hotel has implemented, please see the information listed on their website.

Simplify Compliance and HCPro will continue to monitor the COVID-19 environment and the recommended guidelines, and will communicate adjustments to the onsite policies and procedures as necessary.

Contact Information

For more information about our Boot Camps, contact us at 615-724-7200 or email PD-IS@SimplifyCompliance.com.

We Look Forward to Having You In Class!

Evaluation & Management Boot Camp—Professional Version™

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Select the correct E/M codes based on the documentation provided
  • Explain the documentation requirements for all E/M levels
  • Append appropriate modifiers to E/M codes
  • Apply "teaching physician" rules correctly
  • Identify key areas to conduct a successful E/M audit
  • Interpret national and local carrier guidelines
  • Prepare for the CEMC exam


Continuing Education Credit

AAPC
This program has prior approval of the AAPC for 15 Continuing Education Units. Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAPC of the program, content or the program sponsor.

ACDIS
This program has been approved for 15 continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification and CCDS-O (outpatient) certification, offered as a service of the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS).

AHIMA
This program has been approved for 15 CE credits for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

ANCC
HCPro is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 15 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.

Disclosure Statement:
HCPro has confirmed that none of the faculty/presenters, planners, or contributors have any relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of this educational activity.

Evaluation & Management Boot Camp—Professional Version™

COVID

Simplify Compliance and HCPro place the highest priority on the safety of our guests. In preparation for attendance at our events, we want to share the following measures to promote health and well-being:

  • Per current CDC guidelines, if the county where our event is located is deemed to be within the high level of COVID-19, it will be recommended that all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks when indoors except while actively eating or drinking.
  • Food service will follow the safety guidelines implemented by the hotel.

To view all the safety measures that a specific hotel has implemented, please see the information listed on their website.

Simplify Compliance and HCPro will continue to monitor the COVID-19 environment and the recommended guidelines and will communicate adjustments to the onsite policies and procedures as necessary.