Changes are coming! Is your organization prepared?
Effective January 1, 2021, CMS will require providers to choose how they report Evaluation and Management (E/M) Office and Outpatient services: based on time spent caring for the patient OR based on the new and improved medical decision-making table.
Let nationally recognized CPT coding expert Gail I. Smith show you how the biggest change in E/M reporting since 1990s will affect your reporting of E/M services. Evaluation and Management Coding Changes 2021:
- What is changing and, importantly, what is not changing in E/M coding for 2021
- Take note of key concepts and definitions from the E/M guidelines (such as “total time”)
- Apply coding guideline for the use of the new prolonged service codes
- Break down the new documentation requirements, and
- Provide numerous examples and case studies to apply the changes and see the impact.
E&M Coding Changes 2021 Syllabus
|Brief overview of 2021 changes
|New code 99417
|Changes to Medical Decision Making (MDM) Table
|Case Studies Explained:
|Right otitis media with otorrhea
|Depression with secondary chronic conditions
The level of effort to complete this course, start to finish, is equivalent to 1 CEU and should take you approximately 1-3 hours to complete. Remember: You have access to the course materials for the full 4-week enrollment period and we encourage you to re-review any materials that are helpful to you.
Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of the course work, student will be able to download a Libman Education Certificate of Completion. The Certificate of Completion will list the course as awarding 1 CEU.
AHIMA: 1 CEU
This course has been approved for continuing education units (CEUs) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
AAPC: 1 CEU
This program has the prior approval of AAPC for continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.
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