Evaluation and Management Services (E/M) Code Assignment and Validation

AAPC Medical Coding Course

Baker Newman Noyes (BNN) offers a course on evaluation and management (E/M) code assignment and validation.

Program Goals

To provide you with an understanding of:

  • Evaluation and management (E/M) code assignment
    • Understand the elements of an E/M code
    • Understand the rules of E/M services
  • Principles of medical record documentation requirements
    • Review documentation basics and formatting of chart notes
    • Review documentation guidelines
  • How to conduct a medical record chart review (audit)
    • Understand details for the medical record review process
    • Properly review the medical record using tools provided
    • Analyze and report results for reporting and education

Program Overview

  • Documentation principles/requirements
  • Overview/introduction to 1995 vs. 1997 E/M Guidelines
    • History, exam, medical decision making
  • Determining type of patient/type of service
  • Review of common modifiers
  • Hands on coding validation exercise with presentations
  • Review importance of an E/M validation process
  • Overview/Introduction to
    • Split/Shared E/M services
    • Incident to services
    • Teaching physician services
    • Scribe services
    • Etc.


  • Basic knowledge of E/M principles
  • Experience and knowledge of chart auditing or E/M coding recommended
  • Coding certification NOT necessary

Contact our healthcare advisory team directly to schedule this on demand training for your team.

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