E/M Documentation Final Changes


CMS’ final 2019 Evaluation and Management (E/M) documentation changes will significantly alter how you code, document and audit your claims. Unless you are prepared, your reimbursement could be at significant risk.

Although the goal of these changes is to streamline how E/M services are processed by reducing documentation requirements, they could also put you at increased liability risk and further complicate your medical communications and ability to get paid. The answer is to be prepared and to modify your processes now by the new rule go-live date. But where should you start?

That’s where coding expert and educator, Jan Rasmussen PCS, ACS-OB, ACS-GI, ACS-EM, can help. Jan will walk you through CMS’ finalized E/M documentation changes in plain English. You’ll receive a step-by-step breakdown of what these changes could mean to your practice, and how you can prepare for them.

Here’s some of the practical, easy-to-understand expert advice you’ll receive in this 60-minute online training:

      • Clearly understand what CMS’ final 2019 E/M documentation changes will mean to you
      • Plan for reimbursement changes that could result based on E/M modifications
      • Avoid common risks associated with billing based on time alone
      • Utilize expansion of allowed services for radiology assistants to improve payup
      • Uncover new billing opportunities with CMS’ new payable non-face-to-face services rule
      • Overcome the issues related to billing based solely on decision making
      • Implement effective training for providers and staff on new relaxed documentation standards
      • Identify new G code for non-surgical practices to improve claim accuracy and payments
      • Understand risks and benefits from new teaching physician documentation changes
      • Boost your bottom line with accurate usage of the expanded telehealth provisions
      • Master new physical and occupational therapy assistants code change
      • And so much more…

Who should attend? This training will be beneficial for all practices that currently provide and bill for E/M services. Attendees should already have a solid understanding of E/M service documentation requirements to maximize the usefulness of this training.

Reducing the documentation burden on your E/M services sounds wonderful. However, CMS still has very specific rules you must comply with in order to get your claims paid. Unless you master these final E/M guidelines, you could be worse off than you are right now.

Don’t wait. Sign up for this upcoming online training today and receive expert advice on how to be ready for the Jan. 1st deadline for the implementation of CMS’ E/M documented changes. Don’t wait. Register today.


Meet Your Expert

Jan Rasmussen
CPC, PCS, ACS-OB, ACS-GIHealthcare Consultant, Professional Coding Solutions

As a health care consultant Jan has more than 35 years of experience in physician billing, reimbursement and compliance.

In her role as a physician consultant, she has participated in physician coding and documentation reviews including OIG government PATH and Champus audits, designed and conducted physician coding seminars nationwide.

Jan has also worked for several major health insurance payers in Wisconsin, was a coding advisor to the WPS Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee and served as the coding and reimbursement coordinator for a 37 provider, staff model HMO clinic. As the coding and reimbursement coordinator, Jan was responsible for physician office, hospital and nursing facility coding, charge ticket development, fee development, reimbursement analysis, claims analysis and physician education.

Jan is currently the owner of Professional Coding Solutions, a healthcare consulting firm. She has been a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) since 1992 with active membership in the American Academy of Procedural Coders (AAPC). As a member of the AAPC, Jan previously served on their Advisory Board as the liaison to the AMA, has been a speaker for the AAPC annual conference as well as contributing to the development of AAPC’s independent study and university education programs and proficiency tests. In 1994, she was honored by AAPC as Networker of the Year. Previously Jan was a Regional Governor for the American College of Medical Coding Specialists (ACMCS) serving as Chair of the Ethics committee and a member of the Examination committee.