Introduction to EM Coder

The EM Coder is a tool used by providers to determine a level of service for an office visit. The EM Coder, exam scoring is based solely on the General Multi-Systems Exam. Single system exams are not calculated with the EM coder.

Open the EM Coder

Open the EM Coder

The EM Coder can be opened by going to Tools > EM Coder, while in the Chart workspace.

Interface

Interface

As the Provider documents throughout the SOAPnote and Summary chart sections using SMARText documentation the EM coder will suggest a level of service.

Documentation

In order for the EM Coder to calculate, specific SMARText items must be used in the Summary and SOAPnote chart sections.  Free text items and free text docuplates cannot be calculated by the EM coder.  

Docuplates created using the following SMARText starter pick lists will calculate with the EM Coder:

  • Sub-
  • Chix
  • Hpix
  • Rosx
  • Obj-
  • Pla-

Calculation

Calculation

The EM Coder will display the calculation for the active encounter on the EM Scoring tab.