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 Export to Your Calendar 8/18/2020
When: August 18, 2020
8:30am - 2:00pm MST
Where: Virtual Live
United States

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Curriculum specifics will include: E/M 2021 Updates & Changes

·       The “Key Components” associated with E&M code selection

o   We will address the appropriate

·       CPT and CMS Evaluation and Management documentation guidelines

o   1995 and 1997 examination guidelines

·       New versus established patients (with applicable differences in certain settings)

·       Discuss the use of utilization benchmarks to target potential risk areas

·       Determining the complexity of medical decision making (MDM)

o   We will specifically address all changes that will be taking effect in 2021

·       The importance to ‘link’ ICD-10-CM codes to E&M services

·       Risks associated with certain EHRs solutions (e.g, “E&M coding wizards”)

·       Distinguishing “problem-oriented” from “preventive” E&M services

o   Medicare-covered preventive services will be discussed during the program

·       What to look for when modifiers are reported with E&M services (e.g., -25, -CG, CS, -59, etc.)

·       How to use a well-constructed audit template to conduct reviews


The program primarily focuses on instruction and review of pertinent source documents (e.g., AMA’s 2020 CPT guidelines and CMS’ E&M Documentation Guidelines and some of the categories of E&M services located in CPT.


Attendee Responsibilities:  Each attendee is expected to possess the following for training:

2020 CPT (AMA Professional Edition strongly encouraged)

CEU– 5.5 CEUs approved by AAPC & ArchProCoding

CME –(Continuing Medical Education) Credits for MD, DO, NP, PA, RN:

*This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Association for Rural & Community Health Professional Coding.  The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Agenda 8:30am-2:00pm MST

Overview and CPT E&M Instructions

Defining time in the inpatient/outpatient settings

When to use CPT vs. CMS E&M Documentation Guidelines

Preventive versus Problem-Oriented E&M Services

Documenting valid chief complaints

History of Present Illness and Review of Systems (HPI/ROS)

Past, Family, Social History (PFSH)

1995 vs 1997 CMS Examination Guidelines

Geographic considerations (e.g., MAC Guidance [Novitas])

Medical Decision Making and Medical Necessity (2021 changes addressed)

The role of EHRs and coding software in the auditing process

Time based E&M coding (2021 changes will be addressed)

Review of all remaining CPT E&M categories

Reinforcement of “key” components, modifiers, and global surgical package considerations

Overview the ArchProCoding Audit Tool

Accurate completion of the E&M Audit tool

Proficiency Exam – You will have access to a optional 50 questions proficiency exam after the completion of the bootcamp. The exam will be online and you will receive a certificate of completion


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