About Practical E/M

 

Practical E/M   •   Solutions for Quality Healthcare   •    Stephen R. Levinson, MD

 


Adapted from the AMA Bookstore Website

  • An Entirely Different and Proven Approach to Make the E/M System Work for Physicians in the Patient Care Environment!

  • Approach is built on five medical record principles that differ fundamentally from the traditional E/M method –

    Quality care must be the principle measure for medical records

    The process must “work” for clinicians

    The “nature of presenting problem” (NPP) indicates the level of care and coding warranted by the patient’s illness

    Coding and documentation are integrated into the process of providing care

    Use tools not rules

  • Practical E/M provides essential tools for creating a workable medical record that incorporates the CPT coding guidelines and the Documentation Guidelines for E/M Services.

    Practical E/M is built around the CPT E/M documentation principle of the "nature of presenting problem" (NPP) which indicates the level of care and coding warranted by the patient's illness.

  • Integrates documentation and coding into the process of providing high-quality care
    Perform and document detailed and comprehensive levels of care, when indicated,that result in E/M compliance for every patient visit
  • Increases productivity
    Appropriately increases bottom line revenue by eliminating undercoding and providing the level of documented care and coding warranted by the patient's condition.