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Avoid Denials! Code Hospital Services Correctly!

Total Runtime: 88 minutes

Please Note: CEUs for Avoid Denials! Code Hospital Services Correctly! expire on 3/31/2023

This 88-minute virtual course helps you to code hospital services correctly and avoid denials.

When surgeons treat patients in the Emergency Department, on observation and inpatient units—code selection and documentation are key. In order to be paid, you need to select the right type of service (category of code) and level of service describing the care you provided and documented. Selecting the wrong type of service leads to denials. Selecting the wrong level of service can lead to audits or under payments. While observation and inpatient services can be based on the key components or time, ED visits must be coded based on the key components. Learn when it is beneficial to use time in code selection, and how to document it. Join us to learn what you and your coders need to know about correct coding for hospital E/M services.

Learning Objectives

  • Determine the correct category of code
  • Know when to use time to select the level of service, and how to document
  • Select the level of service based on history, exam and medical decision making

Betsy Nicoletti, MS, CPC

Consultant and Speaker

Betsy Nicoletti simplifies complex coding for physicians and their staff, allowing medical practices to get paid for the services performed.

Betsy is the founder of, a community web site devoted to physician reimbursement. She is also the author of The Field Guide to Physician Coding 3rd Edition and Auditing Physician Services 2nd Edition. She developed The Accurate Coding System™ to help doctors get paid for the work they do. As a certified professional coder, Betsy simplifies complex coding rules for practitioners and engages physicians and coders. She audits records for compliance and to identify lost revenue due to coding.

Find out more about Betsy Nicoletti, MS, CPC.

AAPC CEUs -- Expire 3/31/2023

This program meets AAPC guidelines for 1.0 CEUs. Can be split between Core A, CPMA, CEDC and CPCO after successful completion of post-test for continuing education units.

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Avoid Denials! Code Hospital Services Correctly! Video Modules
Module 1 - Observation and Inpatient
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Module 2 - Evaluation and Management Services
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Module 3 - Risk
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Module 4 - Calculating MDM
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Module 5 - Split / Share Services
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