The 2021 evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines just implemented have changed AGAIN.
These recent 2021 E/M guideline updates affect multiple aspects of how you code for your office visits. Get them wrong, and you could easily end up miscoding your claims. If you code too high, you’ll be targeted for an audit and could end up paying massive violation penalties.
If you code too low, you are under charging for your services and not getting paid everything you deserve. Neither option is acceptable.
Failure to incorporate these most recent modifications (which are retroactive to January 1st) will most certainly drive up your denials and drive down your reimbursements. E/M Coding Changes.
Don’t let this happen to you. E/M Coding Changes.
Luckily, expert coder and educator, Kim Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, is here to help. During her upcoming 60-minute online training session, on Thursday, April 29th at 1pm ET, Kim will explain in detail the very latest E/M coding updates and clarifications.
You’ll learn how to wade through the unwieldy language of the most recent E/M guideline changes and quickly get to the specific information you need to choose the right level E/M code with confidence.
Here are just a few of the proven, step-by-step E/M coding expert advice that you’ll receive by attending this upcoming online training:
- Master shared decision-making rules when a test is considered but not selected
- Avoid over-counting data elements; know when tests may not be “unique”
- Get credit for every test that qualifies as either “ANALYZED” or “INTERPRETED”
- Pin down communications that count as “discussions” between physicians and others
- Determine what counts as a major vs minor surgery (hint: global period is not always the answer)
- Use risk of complications/morbidity, treatment, and condition to get your risk level right every time
- Accurately report time as a key criterion for code level selection
- Reconcile MDM elements when your EHR is calculating them differently than you
- Identify when you can use code 99211, even though MDM elements are not in the AMA Table 2
- Get an insider look into additional upcoming E/M code and guideline changes
- And much more!
Who Should Attend? Regardless of your practice specialty or size, if you submit claims using E/M services, your coding accuracy and reimbursement will benefit from this upcoming training. E/M Coding Changes.
Incorrectly calculating the elements of MDM or time-based coding can lead to major compliance problems, not to mention the risk of lost revenue (or returning overpayments).
This upcoming training will provide you with foolproof tips for documenting MDM to support your code level, identify elements of MDM and time-based coding that you’re likely overlooking, and catch red flags before your payers have a chance to issue denials.
After attending this session, you’ll be able to head off denials and audit requests by ensuring that your reimbursement is correctly aligned with the effort and complexity of each E/M visit.
Access to this valuable session is limited to ensure all questions can be answered.
So, don’t wait, register today. E/M Coding Changes.
Kim is an independent coding and reimbursement consultant, providing audit, training and oversight of coding and reimbursement functions for physicians. Kim completed three years of pre-medical education at the University of Alabama before she decided that she preferred the business side of medicine.
She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management and went on to obtain certification through the American Academy of Professional Coders and the American Health Information Management Association.
Recognizing the important position of compliance in today’s world, she has also obtained certification as a Certified Healthcare Compliance Consultant and a Certified Healthcare Audit Professional. Kim is also an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM trainer and has recently earned a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law.
For over twenty-five years, Kim has worked with providers in virtually all specialties, from General Surgery to Obstetrics/Gynecology to Oncology to Internal Medicine and beyond. She has spoken at the national conference for numerous organizations.