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JustCoding’s E/M Essentials Toolkit

Medicare and other payers hold physicians responsible for correct billing and medical documentation. Evaluation and management (E/M) codes are the most frequently reported and, unfortunately, also the most audited for physician practices. 

JustCoding’s E/M Essentials Toolkit is the essential resource for every physician practice, perfect for educating coders and billers—as well as physicians themselves. The toolkit, written by HCPro regulatory specialist Peggy S. Blue, MPH, CPC, CCS, CCS-P, CEMC, provides the core pieces for E/M coding education, simplifying Medicare guidelines, providing updates on the latest changes, and giving healthcare professionals the tools they need to help ensure accurate reimbursement.

This toolkit includes five E/M coding pocket guides, an E/M coding resource compendium, an E/M reference guide to the latest changes and developments, and a downloadable E/M audit tool sheet.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Importance of E/M coding
    • 1995 versus 1997 guidelines
    • How to use this guide
  • Section 1: E/M Code Quick Reference
    • New-patient office visits (codes 99201–99205)
    • Established-patient office visits (codes 99211–99215)
    • Consultation office visits (codes 99241–99245)
  • Section 2: E/M Code Components
    • History
    • Exam
    • Medical decision-making
    • Time-based billing


Who should read this book?

Coders, Billers, Physician practice office managers, Practice administrators, Physicians, Physicians assistants/non-physician practitioners 

About the Author

Peggy S. Blue, MPH, CPC, CCS, CCS-P, CEMC, is the lead instructor for the Medicare Boot Camp®—Professional Services Version as well as an instructor for the Certified Coder Boot Camp (live and online) and the Evaluation and Management Boot Camp. She also is an instructor for all of the ICD-10-CM/PCS-related educational courses (live and online). Prior to joining HCPro, Blue oversaw the development, implementation, dissemination, and reporting of information related to Medicare professional services training efforts for Highmark Medicare Services.

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Published: March 2016

Page count: 60
Dimensions: 4x5
ISBN: 978-1-68308-072-5