Evaluation & Management Certification

(Worth 12 MMI CEUS)

The Registered Evaluation & Management Specialist (REMS) is an advanced evaluation and management coding certification that employers hold to a higher standard. The REMS certification is authorized through the State of GA Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (NPEC) which requires an annual update exam on the current year’s coding changes (also administered online & included in the annual renewal fee).

Who is this Evaluation & Management Certification for?

The REMS is specifically geared towards people who are currently in the medical field and want to advance their career in healthcare as well as understand the specific rules and regulations with evaluation and mangement codes ( Practice Managers, Compliance Officers, Nurses, Providers, Physicians Assistants, Medical Assistants etc.). Many people who are already in a coding position and want to prove their knowledge by having their certification also take this course. It is important that you have a background and knowledge in coding before pursuing an evaluation & management certification.  Getting an REMS certification will give you opportunities to move up in your career and make you more marketable to current and potential employers.

Learning Objectives

This workshop will take steps beyond the coding and reporting of the Evaluation and Managements services. We will discuss medical necessity, modifier application, global services and those most FAQs concerning Evaluation and Management services. Each segment will discuss the risks encountered, the medical necessity and compliance issues, the role managers can play and workflows to ensure compliance, and reduce risks. We will look at the advantages the EHR plays in documentation and the risk it presents. Each segment will provide tools and resources to enable efficient and accurate coding. This training specifically covers:

  •  Learn the Key components AND risk factors and pitfalls surrounding each.
  • Detect deficiencies in clinical documentation
  • Understand 2017 OIG Targets
  • Work through case studies for hands on practice
  • Understand 1997 & 1995 Guidelines
  • Learn how to develop a workflow and internal audit system.
  • Working with your provider to implement correct coding
  •  Understand the documentation requirements, for each, AND how to utilize all resources in order to make sure documentation is complete.
  •  Understand the importance of workflow and the role management plays concerning the coding, reporting and tracking of evaluation and management services.
  •  Walk away knowing the role medical necessity plays and the risk involved with the medical necessity issue. Lean differences by payers concerning medical necessity.
  •  Learn how reduce “denials” and eliminate “risk”.
  •  Learn how the EHR can impact your practice for the good and bad.
  •  Gain links and tools to provide a comprehensive “Tool Chest” for coding and reporting and tracking evaluation and management services.
  •  How to develop a workflow that ensures complete and compliant documentation.
  •  The future of reporting PQRS, VM, MU, MIPs. Where are we headed
About the Instructor

The RMC Training & Certification Program was created by MMI’s team of seasoned & certified instructors.

The interactive version of the training is led through live webinars each week by Quita Edwards RMC, REMS, CPC, CPC-I, COSC, CPMA. She has been certified 1998 and in the industry since 1980.

Required Textbooks

Medical Coding Certification Book Requirement

  1. CPT® Professional Edition (current year), AMA Publisher
  2. ICD-10-CM Expert for Physicians (current year)
  3. HCPCS Level II (current year)

These textbooks are not included but are available to purchase through MMI at a discounted rate when enrolling in the program.

Prerequisites

At MMI, we want to make sure that you have a successful learning experience, which is why in order to sign up for the Registered Evaluation & Management Specialist (REMS) coding certification and training, you must have been working in a medical setting as well as have some knowledge of medical coding.

Online Training Format

The Registered Evaluation & Management Specialist (REMS) Training Program is administered completely online through MMI’s password-protected, user-friendly learning platform. The training is available in either an interactive or self-paced training environment, both of which are available online and cover the same training content.

Self-Paced: The self-paced version is ideal for students who prefer an independent training environment, preferably with an existing background in medical coding and/or billing. This version of the training is completely online and go at your own speed, where you are given up to 6 months to access the training. This version of the program consists of online reading material, practice exams and instructor support via email/phone. Upon enrolling in the program, you will be given access to the password-protected learning site to begin training at your convenience.

Interactive: The interactive version is ideal for students who are new to medical coding and/or billing, and those who prefer a fast-paced, instructor-led training environment. The interactive version of the training is 6 weeks long, instructor-led and completely online. This version of the program simulates a live training environment through webinars with the instructor, where you are able to discuss the homework assignments live with your assigned instructor and classmates. This training consists of online reading material and practice exams as well as pre-recorded training videos & online group discussion boards for additional interaction & engagement. Along with the webinars, which are recorded in case you are unable to attend, instructor support is also available via email and phone. Upon enrolling in the program, you will be given access to the password-protected learning site to begin training on the assigned start date (generally, a start date occurs on the first Monday of each month).

General Online Training Format

With either version of the training, you will have an account created upon enrolling in the program, which will allow you to begin training online. The platform includes group discussion, engaging reading material and interactive learning tools consisting of practice exams & e-flashcards to test your knowledge and progress throughout. Additionally, this training includes instructor support via email/phone, so you will have access to MMI’s network of certified instruction staff throughout your studies.

Upon completion of the training program, you will be given access to the Registered Evaluation & Management Specialist (REMS)  certification exam, proctored online through MMI’s learning platform. The results will be available immediately upon submitting the exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will officially be a Registered Evaluation & Management Specialist (REMS) and member of the Medical Management Institute. You will be mailed the REMS certificate and membership card, and you will receive the benefits of an MMI membership for one year.

Payment Plan & Group Rates

Interest-free payment plan options are available through MMI & Paypal.

Payment Plan through Paypal:

If you would like to set up a payment plan through Paypal, you can do so at the check-out page by following the instructions below:

  1. Select the “Checkout with Paypal” button after placing training in cart
  2. Log in with your PayPal account (or create a new one)
  3. Select the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of the page

Group Rates:

Discounted rates are available upon request for groups of 3+. Contact us to get started.

Start Date: May 11th, 2017