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Earn your CEMA-O

Take Control of E&M Audits! Earn Your CEMA-O

Register now for Online CEMA-O Boot Camp 

October 20-22!


The Certified Evaluation & Management Auditor - Orthopedics (CEMA-O) is the only orthopedic E&M auditor credential.



Orthopedic practices regardless of size and geographic location are and will continue to be at significant risk for audit refunds based on recent OIG Reports and CMS focused audits initiated and conducted by Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and their designated contractors (ZPIC/UPICs, RACs, CERT, etc.) However, The CMS and its contractors are not your only risk… Commercial Payors have increased their aggressiveness and focus on audits and recoupment.


Benefits of an Orthopedic Certified Auditor:

  • Mitigate risk tied to up-coding or selection of wrong category(s) of CPT Codes;
  • Ensure Compliance with Federal and Commercial Payor Guidelines to avoid unnecessary scrutiny;
  • Maximization of reimbursement through complete and accurate coding;
  • Maintain compliance with your existing OIG Compliance Plan;
  • Avoid potential whistleblower claims
  • Of the $2.9 billion in settlements and judgments reported by the government in fiscal year 2018, over $2.1 billion arose from lawsuits filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. 


This comprehensive online program will prepare you to pass the CEMA-O exam and become an E&M auditing pro. Upon completion of the program, you will also earn 12 AAPC CEUs.


Register for October 20-22!


AAOE has partnered with The National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists (NAMAS) to dig deep into all areas of E&M auditing, by breaking down each section to give you a solid understanding, along with the real skills you need to make an immediate impact once back in the office. 


Topics Covered Include

  • Standardization in auditing
  • Medical Necessity
  • Audit policy parameters
  • Grey areas of auditing policies
  • Medical decision making
  • History of the encounter
  • Defining the 1995 & 1997 exams


In the short video below, Kim Wishon, MBA, FACMPE, CEO of Watauga Orthopaedics PLC, explains that she signed up her staff for AAOE's CEMA-O Boot Camp to give them the tools they need to do their job better.




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Congratulations to those who have earned their CEMA-O! See the list here.

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