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  1. Basic - Provided by on-site lecture / discussion format.
    1. Introduction to CPT (Current Procedural Terminology), basics of coding.
      1. Outpatient E/M (Evaluation and Management) Codes:
        1. Definition - There are several groups of codes commonly used in daily practice.
          These include new patient office visits, established patient office visits, consultations and well visits (sports physicals, school physicals, DOT physicals).
        2. Objective - These training sessions are geared towards counseling providers on how to document patient notes, and what to charge/code based on those notes.
      2. Inpatient Evaluation and Management:
        1. Definition-This group of CPT codes encompasses the most commonly used codes in a hospital inpatient setting.
          These codes include initial hospital admission, daily follow-up, consultations, discharges, nursing home care, and critical care.
        2. Objective - These sessions are geared towards counseling providers on how to document patient notes, and what to charge/code based on those notes.
      3. Procedures:
        1. Definition - This group of CPT codes encompasses the most commonly used codes for performing office based procedures.
          These codes include lesion removals, treatment of abnormal lesions, colposcopies, endometrial biopsies, thrombosed hemorrhoids, and others.
        2. Objective - These sessions are geared towards counseling providers on how to document patient notes, and what to charge/code based on those notes.
    2. Introduction to ICD-9
      1. Definition - This is a group of codes most commonly used by insurers to identify the reason for which a patient was seen.
        This is a vast, complex list of diagnoses and if improperly used may lead to denials.
      2. Objective - These sessions are geared toward providing a basic understanding of these codes, how to find and use them properly
      3. Recommendations - It is suggested that this group of codes be reviewed in combination with one of the other categories.

  2. Advanced - Provided via an on-site visit, or by correspondence.
    1. Chart Audits:
      Dr. Saxena will personally review each chart submitted using the 1995 and 1997 coding guidelines (the most recent standards). He will provide a detailed written assessment of the appropriate CPT and ICD-9 codes that can be substantiated by the submitted patient record. The time and charge for this level of service is dependent upon the type and number of patient record/s being reviewed.
    2. Case Scenarios:
      This category of service is for advanced CPT coding. The session will be scheduled to discuss specific scenarios and how to code them properly. The time and charge for this service is dependent upon the complexity and number of scenarios that will be covered.
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