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2021 E&M Updates: Act Now to Avoid Compliance Pitfalls

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Come Jan. 1, auditors will have one more set of rules to apply to 2021 E&M codes 99202-99205 and 99211-99215, creating compliance and revenue risks. Stay ahead of auditors and create a protocol to stay in compliance with the new rules.

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Product Code: AI100820

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Description Biography Continuing Education

Earlier this spring, Terry Fletcher provided a comprehensive overview of the largest overhaul in decades to evaluation and management (E&M) guidelines for office visit codes that will be effective Jan. 1, 2021. Now she's back with an all-new webcast that responds to areas of confusion and uncertainty that practices must understand in order to withstand auditor scrutiny and support physician documentation compliance under the 2021 E&M guidelines.

When the new guidelines go into effect on Jan. 1. auditors will have a whole new set of rules from which to apply to office visit codes. And there is no plan to release an 'audit tool' for practices to scrutinize physician documentation compliance. That means coding professionals must create a protocol for compliance— and how to create that necessary compliance protocol is the basis of this timely webcast.

During this special edition 90-minute webcast, Terry will dissect the new 2021 E&M coding and guideline changes for office visit codes, 99202-99205 and 99211-99215, preparing practices to apply the new rules as well as to understand the financial impacts of these radical changes. Using case studies and examples, she will illustrate the impactful changes and how to choose a level of service, in the office and outpatient setting, under the new guidelines. This will enable coding professionals to create a "Best Practices" compliance protocol. And, importantly, she'll provide an exclusive, proprietary audit tool to assist coders in supporting physician documentation compliance.

With Jan. 1 just around the corner, the time is now to prepare your practice to withstand audits and be compliant under the 2021 E&M guidelines.

Why This is Relevant:

In 2021, it will be incumbent upon coding, billing and CDI professionals, as well as physicians and medical providers to understand how to level services under the new 2021 E&M guidelines for office visits and stand up to scrutiny should you ever be formally audited by a payer.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to level a service and create a compliance protocol under the 2021 E&M guide-lines
  • Gain a greater understanding of how to implement new time ranges vs. time thresholds when choosing time as the "support" to level a code
  • Understand what is included in the total time of "personally performed activities" on the same date of service
  • Know minimum time requirements (2021) vs. typical time requirements (2020) for time-based leveling of E&M services in the coming year
  • Learn what documentation is required to support "addressed/managed" vs. "evaluated/treated" under Medical Decision Making
  • BONUS: Gain an exclusive proprietary audit tool to assist in scrutinizing physician docu-mentation compliance for Best Practices.

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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