Use Time to Get Paid More for Your E/M Services

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If you’re not using time to select your E/M codes, you’re probably leaving thousands of dollars on the table.  And in these tight financial times EVERY SINGLE dollar counts.

Originally, you were going to have to wait until next year to utilize time when selecting your office visit code (99201-99215), but now CMS opened the door early to using time to determine telehealth office/outpatient E/M visits.

Changing how you’ve coded E/M services for decades will require you to adjust everything you know about 99201-99215 coding guidelines.

There is help to get you up to speed in no time flat. This is where nationally-recognized coding and training expert, Kim Garner Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, can help.

During her online training, you’ll receive step-by-step strategies on how you can more completely code, bill and document the total time (and medical decision-making when appropriate) your providers perform, so you can get paid the most you are allowed.

Here are just a few of the E/M time coding questions you’ll get answered by attending this 60-minute online training:

  • What time documentation is allowed to be counted to select an E/M code?
  • Do exams and history still need to be documented or only medical decision making?
  • Do CPT 2021 codes have different time requirements than CPT 2020 codes?
  • Are my current assessment & plan notes sufficient to support higher-level codes?
  • Should exam-prep done the night before be counted toward the code selected?
  • Can prolonged services still be added onto an E/M code?
  • What multiple diagnoses count toward medical decision making?
  • Must counseling dominate the service to code based on time?
  • Should we refile claims that qualify for more reimbursement?
  • Does time-based coding apply only to telehealth exams?
  • Does a SOAPM note still support CMS’ new E/M guidelines requirements?
  • Should time coded notes include a designation to withstand audits?
  • Do I still consider the table of risk when selecting the level of service?
  • Are the new rules permanent?
  • Will private payers accept coding based solely on medical decision making?
  • And so much, much more …

IMPORTANT: Utilizing this new E/M code selection criteria allows you to take advantage of E/M changes that were not supposed to go into effect until next year. Calculating time when choosing your E/M codes can help you get paid more RIGHT NOW for the E/M services you are providing.

If you provide E/M services, regardless of your specialty, size or location, this coding rule applies to you. By attending this online training, you’ll know exactly when to select E/M codes based on time, so your practice leaves no dollar unturned.

Sign up for this session today to make sure your physicians document, code and bill every payable minute and prognosis so you can increase your reimbursements under this new E/M coding system.

Don’t wait. Register today.

Meet Your Expert

Kim Huey
MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCOKGG Coding and Reimbursement Consulting, LLC

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.

Reviews

Awesome! The Webinar was good.
Suzanne Howell
CPC, Northside Services, LLC
The charts were easily understood, the time and required documentation was all explained well. I did take away 2 new codes to bill for, 99358 for our referral patients and for patients needing procedures. 99415 for staff, although pays less than what they make per hour, it's still something.
Rita Pannell
Revenue Cycle Manager, Clinilogic, LLC