FHIMA | 2021 Office Visit Evaluation and Management (E/M) Changes

Effective January 1, 2021, Medicare will adopt major changes for office-based Evaluation and Management (E/M) services aimed at reducing physician burden, simplifying documentation requirements, and making changes to payments for the E/M codes.

Overview:

Effective January 1, 2021, Medicare will adopt major changes for office-based Evaluation and Management (E/M) services aimed at reducing physician burden, simplifying documentation requirements, and making changes to payments for the E/M codes.  With the potential to impact nearly everyone in healthcare, is your practice prepared for the upcoming changes?

This webinar will provide an in-depth review and analysis of the impending changes and help your organization make a smooth transition on January 1, 2021.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide an analysis of changes to office- based E/M services effective January 1, 2021
  2. Introduce the new defining concepts for the elements of medical decision making, specifically around the nature of presenting problem(s).
  3. Discuss at length the reasoning behind the new approach to billing based on time; including ranges of time, efforts that contribute to total visit time.
  4. Review potential impact and recommend preparatory steps.

Date Published:

November 19, 2020

CEU:

1.0 – Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance

Speakers:

Tess Turi, CPC, CPMA, CPCO, CRC, CDI-O

Tess Turi is a Sr. Auditor/Educator with the healthcare team at Navigant.

Tess has 19 years of experience in the healthcare industry across the areas of professional fee coding, compliance auditing, procedure and evaluation auditing, physician coding education and more recently; CDI-out patient, risk adjustment and PDGM/Home Health.

An expert in coding, auditing, compliance and education, Tess has obtained the following credentials: CPC, CCDS-O, CRC, CPCO and CRC.

Sue Egan, CPC, CPMA, CRC, CEDC

Sue Egan has over 25 years’ experience working with physicians, coders, and hospitals providing education and training related to coding and documentation, as well as capturing acuity and severity of illness. Sue began her career working for the Upstate Medicare Division in NY, where she provided education to providers. Sue has spend the last 21 years as a healthcare coding and documentation improvement consultant. She has been with Navigant for the last 14 years leading the Clinical Integrity Audit and Education team.

In recent past, Sue has expanded her role to include auditing and education for Outpatient Clinical Documentation Improvement as well as Risk Adjustment Factor (RAF scoring) complexity.

In addition to auditing and education services, Sue has performed charge capture analysis, denials management, staffing analysis and compliance program reviews.

She has the following certifications: CCDS: Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist, CPC: Certified Professional Coder, CPMA: Certified Professional Medical Auditor and CRC: Certified Risk Adjustment Coder.

Pricing:

FHIMA/AHIMA Member – $20
Non-Member – $30

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  • 1 Lesson
  • Course Certificate