The largest overhaul in decades to evaluation and management (E&M) guidelines for office visit codes is coming your way and will be effective Jan. 1, 2021. These are drastic changes that will include new code definitions and deletions, plus new guidelines and documentation requirements. Among the most radical of changes: changes to the definition of "time" and the new medical decision making (MDM) table.
With so many changes coming, the time to start preparing is now. And you can do that by joining Terry Fletcher for a 90-minute review of the 2021 E&M coding and documentation changes for physician practices. She'll provide an explanation of the new time requirements and clarify what non-face-to-face time counts when selecting the level of service. Ms. Fletcher will also detail the revisions to the MDM process and how history and exam requirements will be changing. And, she'll give a much-needed explanation of the new MDM table and the deleted and revised codes for E&M.
Register now and get ready for the largest overhaul to E&M in over 20 years.
Why This is Relevant:
The largest overhaul in decades to evaluation and management (E&M) guidelines and coding rules for office visits is coming your way and will be effective Jan. 1, 2021. These drastic changes mean that physician practice coders and billers need to get out in front in their training and have a clear understanding of what is expected with these radical changes—changes that have been coming for 23 years – and how to ensure that the documentation supports the level of service being billed.
- Gain a greater understanding of the overall 2021 changes to E&M, including the subtle nuances and reasons behind the revisions
- Understand the revised times and medical decision-making processes for all office-based E&M codes starting Jan. 1, 2021
- Learn what the performance of history and exam "only as medically appropriate" means
- Learn what activities can be counted when selecting the level of service based on time for 2021 Office-based services
- Understand revisions to code descriptors for 99202-99215 and which codes have been deleted
- Understand the role of ancillary staff with the "patients over paperwork" theme throughout the new coding process
- Learn how these new 2021 Guidelines will affect CMS/TPE audits in the future
Who Should Attend:
This webcast is intended for physician office coders, billers, physicians, mid-level providers, charge-entry professionals and front desk personnel.