E/M Auditing Step - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781455751990, 9781455774869

E/M Auditing Step

3rd Edition

Author: Carol Buck
Paperback ISBN: 9781455751990
eBook ISBN: 9781455774869
eBook ISBN: 9781455754281
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 11th December 2012
Page Count: 272

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Building your skills as a professional coder and auditor, E/M Auditing Step, 3rd Edition provides a thorough review of the 17 Evaluation and Management (E/M) subsections presented in the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) manual. Real-life scenarios let you practice coding with cases taken from actual documentation. An outline format includes plenty of practice questions, making it easy to review and prepare for E/M certification exams. Written by coding author and educator Carol J. Buck, this edition covers both ICD-9 and ICD-10 code sets, and helps you gain the accuracy and proficiency you need for success in auditing records and in E/M coding.

Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Evaluation and Management

1. Introduction

2. E/M Codes

Unit 2: Examination

Unit 3: Resources

1. 1995 Documentation Guidelines for E/M Services

2. 1997 Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services

3. Internet Only Manual (IOM) 104, 30.6

Appendix A: Unit 1, Evaluation and Management Practice Answers

Appendix B: Examination Answers

Appendix C: E/M Audit Forms

Appendix D: Abbreviations

Appendix E: Further Text Resources


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About the Author

Carol Buck

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Program Director, Medical Secretarial Programs, Northwest Technical College, East Grand Forks, MN