Now that the CPT 2021 code set is in your hands, it’s essential to familiarize yourself with the 2021 changes to evaluation and management (E&M) coding and documentation rules for office and other outpatient visits. Besides absorbing and interpreting complex new requirements, you’ll need to understand subtle, yet significant, differences between AMA and CMS definitions and guidelines pertaining to E&M services.
Feeling overwhelmed? Take a deep breath, and join us for a very timely ICD10monitor webcast. This is your final opportunity to learn directly from E&M documentation and coding expert Terry Fletcher about key changes to 2021 documentation and coding for office and other outpatient visits, based on her analysis of CPT 2021 and CMS requirements. You’ll learn about the practical application of these changes, as well as the compliance and financial impacts. Quite simply, you won’t find insights this fresh or this clearly explained anywhere else!
Why This is Relevant:
Auditors are gearing up for a big year — preparing to pounce on claims that don’t comply with new E&M documentation and coding guidelines. To protect your payments, you need to be proactive, and Terry will show you how. During this 90-minute session, she’ll take you on a deep dive into essential details, from leveling a service under the new definition of “time” element, to the use of add-on codes for prolonged services and complex cases.
- Understand the new definition of “time” to include total time spent by the provider on the same date as the face-to-face encounter
- Learn how the data table has been revised in a way that favors the physician’s ability to capture all work needed to evaluate patients with complex problems
- Fully grasp changes to the medical decision-making (MDM) table that will require a more detailed response from physicians to level a code
- Learn about the new payable “prolonged service” add-on code when the level 5 time exceeds the time ceiling
- Understand the new “complexity” HCPCS code for use by primary care and some specialty providers to capture the work involved in ongoing management of complex case
Note: With this webcast, you’ll receive a time table example to use in updating your templates for office and other outpatient visits.
Who Should Attend:
This webcast is intended for physician office coders, billers, physicians, mid-level providers, charge-entry professionals and front desk personnel.
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