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Format: On-Demand Webinar
Presenter: Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPPM, COSC
Time: You can access the webinar anytime
Duration: 60 minutes
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In 2021 the Evaluation and Management documentation guidelines for office and outpatient visits had major changes with the termination of the outdated 1995 and 1997 CMS guidelines. They were replaced with the new AMA guidelines where there are two ways in which the level of Evaluation and Management services are determined; Medical Decision Making or Time. After two years all other E/M services are being changed to use the same criteria as the office and outpatient visits making it consistent for all E/M services. Of course, there are some revisions to these guidelines to meet the needs for visits performed in the inpatient hospital, nursing home, and patient home, and for those insurance companies still recognizing consultations, too. All physicians and other qualified healthcare professionals, as well as staff, should understand what is needed as it relates to Medical Decision Making or Time. These are major changes that affect reimbursement that need to be implemented on January 1, 2023, and can be found in the 2023 CPT® manual.

Learning Objectives:

  • This webinar will identify E/M changes for 2023
  • Review codes that are being permanently deleted
  • Changes made to the 2021 guidelines to accommodate the E/M services for other places of service other than office and outpatient visits.
  • Understand how to apply the new codes and guidelines when applicable
  • Look at new codes that are being added to replace deleted codes
  • Have the information necessary to share the new information with other members of your office
  • Receive the tools to educate providers on the documentation needed to assign the appropriate codes

Areas Covered in the Session

  • All changes to documentation guidelines for 2023 in the CPT® 2023
  • How the new guidelines affect inpatient hospital visits
  • Codes to now use for observation service
  • Changes for nursing home visits
  • How the new guidelines affect all consultations
  • The use of Medical Decision Making in choosing the level of service
  • Documenting the time to choose the visit

Suggested Attendees

  • Billers
  • Coders
  • Administrators
  • Managers
  • Physicians
  • Claims Adjusters
  • Surgery Schedulers
  • Caseworkers
  • Nurses
  • Reimbursement Staff

About the Presenter

Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPPM, COSC is the Sr. Coding Educator for Healthcare Information Services, a revenue cycle management and consulting service in the Chicagoland area. Prior to relocating to Chicago, Lynn was the Billing Office Manager and surgical coder for Hand Surgery Associates, now Michigan Surgery Specialists in the Detroit Area. She has over 39 years of experience in all areas of the physician practice including Practice Administrator, Billing Manager, and Director of Operations. Her experience is primarily in the specialties of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, and Hematology/Oncology. She has been a speaker for many conferences, including the AAPC National Conferences and Workshops, Community Colleges, Audio Conferences, Certification classes, and Webinars. Lynn became a CPC in 1993, a Certified Instructor in 2002, a Certified Orthopedic Surgery Coder in 2009, an examination in which she participated in creating. She passed the Certified Practice Manager exam in 2015, the Certified Medical Auditor exam in 2016, and the Certified Professional Biller exam in 2021. Lynn is the founder of the first local chapter of the AAPC in Chicago, which is now 25 years old, and a former member of the AAPC National Advisory Board as well as several other committees for the AAPC.

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