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Kare-Med Consulting is a nationally recognized consulting company specializing in the operations of emergency departments of all sizes and locations. The primary focus is financial analysis and enhancements. Educational programs focus on training nurses in regards to coding for services provided in the ED.
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Nurses, Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and other health care providers are looking for career alternatives from the clinical setting. Building upon your clinical expertise, learn the advanced skills of medical coding. Work from home, supplement clinical hours, become an auditor and an asset to your hospital or physician group. Medical coders can earn as much as $70,000 per year. There is a shortage in the medical coding community which nurses can fill. Join our Basic Coding Course to learn the fundamentals of medical coding and to prepare to become a Certified Professional Coder. 

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New for 2005 - CPT Basics
CPT basics is a fast paced one day course that introduces you to the key concepts of CPT coding.  Learn how to use the CPT book, practice looking up codes and develop the skills that are needed to utilize the CPT coding book. 



Experienced Coders can learn to become an expert in Emergency Medicine coding!
The specialty of emergency medicine offers expanded opportunities in both the hospital and physician group practice settings. With the implementation of APCs, emergency departments must code using CPT billing rules. There are more than 110 million emergency department visits per year all need to be coded. Join one of our advanced ED coding courses to become an expert in ED coding.


2005 Schedule is now posted
Kare-Med has posted its 2005 schedule with 10 new cities.  Click on the "Course Schedule" tab to see the dates and locations.

Just Added
New Basic CPT coding course and ED Coding Course. Co-sponsored by the Missouri Sate Chapter of the Emergency Nurses Association.  Special discount for ENA members call for details


There's no need to travel, we will come to you!
Would you like a Basic or ED Coding Course given at your site?  Call us for details.

Basic Coding Course
The comprehensive basic coding course is now available only by request that will need a minimum of 5 attendees.  Call us for details.


  Basic Coding Course
- Fundamentals of CPT coding
- Billing reimbursement rules
- ICD-9 coding
- Using Modifiers
- Anesthesia coding
- Radiology coding
- Surgical coding
- HCPCS Level II coding
- APCs in the emergency department
- Evaluation and Management coding
- Auditing fundamentals

Emergency Medicine Advanced Coding Course
- APCS in the emergency department
- Evaluation and Management coding for the hospital
- Evaluation and Management coding for the physician
- HCPCS / CPT coding for the hospital
- CPT coding for the physician
- Modifiers in detail
- Reimbursement specifics for the ED
- Auditing the ED records


CPT Basics

- CPT Basic
- Using the CPT book
- Billing reimbursement
- HCPCS level II coding
- Evaluation & Management coding
- Surgical coding
- Medicine coding
Strategies to Optimize ED Reimbursement
- Understand APCs in 2005
- Creating the Ultimate Charge Master
- Analyzing E/M tools
- Finding all the CPT/HCPCS Codes
- Coding IV therapy & injections
- Measuring Outcomes for Financial Health
- Utilizing Various Resources for Success
Implementing an ED Coder/Auditor Program
- Calculating the Financial Justification
- Defining Roles and Responsibilities
- Developing a Job Description
- Maintaining the ED Charge Master
- Auditing and Monitoring Performance
- Using Practical Resource Tools
- Measuring the Success of the Program

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News & Events
ENA Leadership Challenge 
Booth #328
February 23 -26, 2006
Austin, TX

ENA Annual Meeting
September 13 16, 2006
Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

New Courses added!
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2005 APC Final Rule Summary (click to download)
  ♦ 2006 Coming Soon
2005 APC Comparisons  (click to download)
  2006 Coming Soon

Other Services
EN-Chart Scanning Program (ESP) is the first scanable Emergency Nurse chart available on the market. This program was designed to help nurses save time when filling out charts. It eliminates the need to abstract the chart to identify HCPCS codes.
DISCUS is the premier emergency medicine chart imagining and chart reconciliation program. ED physician groups continue to struggle with the process of efficiently transferring ED charts from hospitals to an off site billing company for timely coding and billing for ED visits.

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