A Pocket CPT© System is available for all 11 disciplines plus several other less common practice areas.
Eleven different disciplines are identified by CMS, each with a unique physical examination requirement.
The Pocket CPT© System Program has three components:
1. Extensive E&M Physician Training
Before deciding which CPT code to use for an encounter, a provider must have a complete understanding of the E&M coding basics; no gadget or “cheat sheet” can overcome a lack of that fundamental knowledge. To that end, we spend as much time as it takes to educate you to make sure that happens. We have found that rather than just lecturing you, we interact with you, which includes walking you through multiple real-life encounters and coding scenarios. Regardless of the size of your practice, we prefer to hold these sessions in small groups since this maximizes material comprehension and the interaction between the you and the Pocket CPT© staff.
2. The Reference Card Educational Session
The Pocket CPT© reference card is the heart and soul of the system, containing all of the information that goes into determining the final E&M and corresponding CPT coding level. There are multiple easy-to-read tables and instructions to guide you along the way. And because the reference card stratifies patients on the basis of insurance coverage (CMS vs. commercial), patient status (inpatient vs. outpatient vs. observation), and chronicity to you or your practice (new vs. established), nothing will be left to chance. Choosing your billing level by the amount of time spent with your patients or by how sick they are will become a thing of the past. Instead, you'll now be able to code accurately and confidently with every encounter. The Reference Card can be considered a sophisticated, all-inclusive E&M coding cheat sheet.
To make sure you're comfortable with the reference card, you'll partake in an interactive session that provides an in-depth look at the Pocket CPT© reference card and how to use it. You will start by examining the multiple components that go into determining the final E&M coding level, after which you will have the opportunity to work through multiple patient coding scenarios. By the end of the session you will have a complete and thorough understanding of the reference card, but more importantly, you will be able to walk out of the session and immediately start coding with 100% precision. The Educational Session can be delivered in person or via webinar depending on your individual needs.
CMS identifies 11 different practice areas with a different physical examination for each. Of course, there is a Pocket CPT© reference card for each of the 11 areas, but we've gone further and created additional reference cards for some of the less common areas that aren't identified by CMS, such as Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics.
The Pocket CPT© reference card has 8 panels (4 panels per side) and is packed with information, but it folds down to just 2½" x 4¼" so it can easily fit into any jacket, shirt, or pants pocket. And because it's laminated it will stand up to the abuse of your typical daily routine. Yearly updates to the reference card are available as CPT codes change.
3. Chart Audit
As part of the Pocket CPT© System Package you will receive a complimentary chart audit to help determine your current level of accuracy and compliance with existing regulations, and to flag areas of potential improvement. If you're not convinced that you need the System and just want the audit, that's not a problem. Once you see the results you can decide whether to move forward with full System enrollment. Please see the chart audit page for full details.
CPT® is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association (AMA). There is no affiliation between
Pocket CPT LLC and the AMA and the AMA does not endorse any product or activity of Pocket CPT, LLC.