Step Up Your Epic Game – Outpatient Services


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Step Up Your Epic Game! Learn about tools and opportunities that will benefit new and experienced users.


Topics Addressed:

  • Documentation Opportunities - Review highest incident areas of opportunity, such as coding based on time, attestations, and modifiers.
  • Enhance Use of Epic Tools - Explore Epic’s Smartphrases and new ambulatory Level of Service Calculator that support your documentation and code selection.
  • Your Questions Answered - Have your specific questions about documenting in Epic answered by a compliance professional.


This educational activity is free to all Jefferson employees. Click here to register.

Successful Completion

To successfully complete this activity, the required evaluation must be completed by Friday, April 9, 2021. Thereafter, the evaluation will no longer be available and credits will not be issued. 

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

Following this educational activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Use appropriate 'Smartphrases' and tools in the electronic medical record system to support clinical documentation.
  2. Apply payer requirements to clinical documentation. 
Additional information
Jefferson Content Development By: 
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH)
Methodist Hospital
Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience (JHN)
Content Areas: 
Critical Care
Hospital Medicine
Internal Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Teaching Healthcare Professionals
Course Format: 
Online Activity
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.25 Attendance
  • 1.25 CNE
  • 1.25 PA
  • 1.00 Patient Safety
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Commercial/In-Kind Support

This educational activity received no commercial or in-kind support.

Online Meeting

This is an online zoom meeting. Information on accessing the course is available upon registration.

Conflict of interest

Thomas Jefferson University endorses the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education and the policies that supplement the Standards.

All planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with ACCME defined ineligible companies within the past 24 months. Any conflicts of interests have been mitigated prior to this educational activity.

All faculty/presenters/authors at Thomas Jefferson University sponsored events are required to disclose whether or not their content contains information of commercial products/devices that are unlabeled for use or investigational uses of products not yet approved.  Product(s) is/are not included in the labeling approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of disease(s).

Such disclosures will be available prior to the start of the activity. ​Jefferson conflict of interest mitigation process may result in changes to the program agenda.

Exception: According to the Standards, it is not required to identify, mitigate, or disclose relevant financial relationships for any of the following activities:

  1. Accredited education that is non-clinical, such as leadership or communication skills training.
  2. Accredited education where the learner group is in control of content, such as a spontaneous case conversation among peers.
  3. Accredited self-directed education where the learner controls their educational goals and reports on changes that resulted, such as learning from teaching, remediation, or a personal development plan.

Planning Committee

Katelyn Conners, MSOD, PMP
Janis Donaghy, BS, CPC
Kevin Durmala, CPC, CPMA, CRC
Alice Isidro, MS PA-C
Lawrence Ward, MD, MPH
Kiersten LeBar, DNP, MMHC, CPNP-AC


Janis Donaghy, BS, CPC
Kevin Durmala, CPC, CPMA, CRC
Lawrence Ward, MD, MPH

Off‐label/Investigational Use

This activity does not contain information of commercial products/devices that are unlabeled for use or investigational uses of products not yet approved.

Content Disclaimer

The views expressed in this activity are those of the faculty. It should not be inferred or assumed that they are expressing the views of any manufacturer of pharmaceuticals or devices or Thomas Jefferson University.

It should be noted that the recommendations made herein with regard to the use of therapeutic agents, varying disease states, and assessments of risk, are based upon a combination of clinical trials, current guidelines, and the clinical practice experience of the participating presenters. The drug selection and dosage information presented in this activity are believed to be accurate. However, participants are urged to consult all available data on products and procedures before using them in clinical practice. support of improving patient care, Thomas Jefferson University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Designation

Physicians: This educational activity is designated for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This activity awards1.25 nursing contact hours.

Physician Assistants:

Thomas Jefferson University has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with  the extent of their participation.

Other Healthcare Professionals: This educational activity is designated for 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit count includes .25 credit for completion of the required online evaluation.

Other Credit Type

PA Patient Safety and Risk Credit: This educational activity qualifies for 1.0 PA Patient Safety and Risk credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.25 Attendance
  • 1.25 CNE
  • 1.25 PA
  • 1.00 Patient Safety


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