E/M Documentation Guidelines Reference Guide with Workbook
DELIVERY DATE: MID-FEBRUARY
The NAMAS E/M
Auditing Training and Reference guide is designed to educate individuals in the
field of evaluation and management (E&M) auditing, as well as be a valued
resource in day-to-day auditing operations, plus a guide to passing the CEMA test
to earn the CEMA credential. For both new auditors with only a foundational knowledge,
to seasoned auditors with years of experience, there is no better resource.
The manual collectively covers the 2021 Documentation Guidelines with all places and types of service, written for the auditor and coder as a how-to guide when auditing provider documentation. The resources in the manual also provide helpful educational reference points for the provider educator.
The manual begins with a chapter that on the standards of documentation and use of EMR/EHR in the formation of documentation, regardless of the setting. This provides resources regarding inappropriate use of electronic medical record tools.
Prior to discussing the guidelines, a full chapter is dedicated to outlining and defining medical necessity. NAMAS wants to ensure that this is fully addressed and explained, as it medical necessity is still the overarching factor of E&M services.
Count on NAMAS to now not only walk you through the E&M Guidelines, but immerse you in the gray areas, walk you through, and help identify weak areas that could be compromised by multiple interpretations. We won't tell you HOW to interpret these, but rather provide you options and best practices.
The Reference Guide is accompanied by a Workbook which includes coordinating chapter assessments to challenge your learning. This workbook contains practice questions and sample encounters for
you to apply the principles you've learned in the manual. Use this manual to challenge your audit skills and also to prepare and take the NAMAS Certified Evaluation and Management Auditor (CEMA) proficiency
Uses for this manual:
- Work through this manual with your audit/coding team to build audit skills while also building your team
- Chapter Education Resource Officer- Use this for a May Mania Event, or break it over many different chapter meetings
- Self paced work for improvement
- A resource guide for yourself or your team
- Prepare for the CEMA (Note this manual is provided as part of the bootcamp registration)
Our standard method of delivery is electronic.
Upon receipt of your order, you will receive a link to download the electronic
versions of the manual and workbook. You may elect to have printed manuals
shipped to you at the address provided on your order for an additional fee.