Prepare for Huge E/M Changes: CMS Game-Changing Payment, Documentation Proposals - On-Demand

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Prepare for Huge E/M Changes: CMS’ Game-Changing Payment, Documentation Proposals - On-Demand

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Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on:
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Presented by:
Betsy Nicoletti, CPC

Level of Program:
Intermediate

The 2019 proposed Medicare physician fee schedule, released July 12, signals that CMS is serious about overhauling its E/M reimbursement structure and revising its documentation guidelines completely—as soon as January 1. Yet because E/M services are at the heart of many practices’ revenue, these changes could significantly disrupt current E/M payment policies and documentation guidelines. Practices need to understand CMS’ proposals to chart a clear strategy should the changes come to fruition.

At the conclusion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Discover how CMS’ proposals would dramatically shift a major source of revenue: your E/M encounters
  • Find out the direct impact on your revenue cycle and billing operations
  • Discern the E/M documentation changes you should be preparing for
  • Take steps to get ahead of CMS’ E/M changes and prepare your practice for success


Agenda:

  • See how CMS envisions a new dawn for E/M payments, starting with a single payment rate for levels 2 through 5 codes
  • Find out what documentation standards CMS favors (hint: medical decision-making and time) and how you may choose your own course next year
  • Discover which specialties stand to gain or lose money under the proposed payment changes
  • Do what you can to prepare: With changes coming fast, be proactive to get your practice ready to continue operations without missing a beat


Who Should Listen?

Medical practice coders; billers; practice administrators, physicians, midlevel providers; outpatient billers, coders and providers

Continuing Education

AHIMA
(Live + On Demand) - This program has been approved for 1 continuing education unit(s) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

Ability to claim credits for this webcast expire on: 8/21/19

AAPC
(Live + On Demand) - This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Ability to claim credits for this webcast expire on: 8/21/19


Meet the Speaker

Betsy Nicoletti, CPCBetsy Nicoletti, CPC, is a speaker, writer, and consultant with expertise in physician coding and compliance for medical practices. Her latest resource, CodingIntel.com, is an online library providing education and resources for coders and medical practices. She is the author of The Field Guide to Physician Coding, Third Edition, and Auditing Physician Services, Second Edition. She’s written for Physicians Practice, Family Practice Management, Medscape, and the Journal of Practice Management, and writes a popular blog, NicolettiNotes.


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