More Accurately Apply New and Established E/M Codes


Determining whether a patient is new or established should be straight forward, right? Either you’ve seen the patient before or you haven’t. Unfortunately, when it comes to E/M coding it’s just not that easy.

Incorrectly billing an established vs. new patient Evaluation and Management (E/M) service can lead to losses of TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS each year for your practice. The difference in reimbursement based on the Physician Fee Schedule for an office visit alone is up to $63 PER VISIT if you get it wrong.

But there is help…

That’s where coding expert and educator, Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CPPM, COSC, comes in. During her 60-minute online workshop, Lynn will cut through the confusion regarding new vs. established patient identification, documentation and compliance with E/M guidelines. She’ll also provide you with proven, easy-to-use tactics to choose the most appropriate/beneficial E/M rules (1995 vs. 1997), and how to ensure your records are audit-proof to justify new and higher-level visits.

Here are just a few of the practical plain-English strategies you’ll receive by viewing this 60-minute online training:

  • Apply the most accurate new vs established qualifications (Medicare or CPT®) to boost reimbursement
  • Utilize the CPT® decision tree to more accurately determine new or established patients
  • Master E/M new patient documentation guidelines to head off denials
  • Capture missed revenue by claiming consultation reimbursement when available
  • Decipher new vs established patients when multi-specialty providers see the same patient at one practice
  • Overturn erroneous E/M denials with proven appeal steps that work
  • And so much more…

Who should watch?  Coders, regardless of their experience, will gain helpful advice on how to more accurately select new vs. established E/M visits during a variety of circumstances and coding opportunities.

This training session with help you overcome the myths and misunderstandings associated with the allocation of new and established E/M visits. It will help you cut down on your E/M denials, and receive a higher reimbursement for your office visits. Don’t wait. Order today!

Meet Your Expert

Lynn Anderanin
CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CPPM, COSCSr. Director of Coding Education, Healthcare Information Services

She has 35-years experience in all areas of physician practice management, compliance, coding and reimbursement. She leads a team of more than 65 certified professional coders.

She is certified as a professional coder and practice manager. Lynn has spoken at American Academy of Professional Coders’ (AAPC) national conferences, workshops, and audio conferences and is a former member of the AAPC’s National Advisory Board. She is also the founder of her Local AAPC Chapter.