The Evaluation and Management Step: An Auditing Tool offers the professional coder a thorough review and practice of 17 subsections presented in AMA’s CPT manual. This is most beneficial for professional coders responsible for auditing records, as the practice cases are taken from real documentation. Coders preparing to sit for an E/M certification exam will also find this equally beneficial because it is presented in an outline and review format with plenty of practice questions. The two exams in the book (see further description below) are NOT based off any E/M exam offered by various organizations. The Evaluation and Management Step is a perfect companion for any advanced medical coding course either focused specifically on the topic of E/M or as an add-on where learners are preparing for the workplace and need real-life scenarios for practice.
A convenient outline format provides easy-to-follow, efficient coverage of E/M coding.
An introduction to E/M coding describes how to fill out the main audit form used in the book, then breaks down each of the 17 E/M CPT subsections separately.
Follow-up questions and reports test your comprehension of the E/M subsections and allow you to build confidence.
An examination with answers prepares you for the professional environment with 17 real-life cases covering E/M codes.
1995 and 1997 E/M Documentation Guidelines, along with an Internet Only Manual, provide a quick reference to all E/M coding variations.
Useful appendices include answers to Unit 1 questions and the Unit 2 exam, blank audit forms for practice, abbreviations, and additional resources.
lets you practice using the 2013 code sets.
Dual coding includes answers for both ICD-9 and ICD-10, preparing you for the diagnosis coding sets of both today and tomorrow.
By Carol J. Buck, MS, CPC, CPC-H, CCS-P, Former Program Director, Medical Secretarial Programs, Northwest Technical College, East Grand Forks, MN
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