2019 E/M Forecast: Prepare Your Practice for Fee-Schedule Changes

Product Code: YMPDA112818D

Quick Overview

Drastic changes to E/M reporting are a real option as soon as January 1, as CMS weighs how quickly to move forward with significant payment and documentation revisions.

Price: $199.00

2019 E/M Forecast: Prepare Your Practice for Fee-Schedule Changes

2019 E/M Forecast: Prepare Your Practice for Fee-Schedule Changes

Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on:
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern

Presented by:
Betsy Nicoletti, CPC

Starting Jan. 1, your mid-level providers will be able to populate critical elements of your medical record, which could potentially save providers time and allow them to focus on patients rather than typing into a chart. In the final 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule released Nov. 1, CMS took the initial steps in overhauling its E/M reimbursement structure and revising its documentation guidelines. The first moves, which are part of a larger sea change that will completely redo the E/M structure by 2021, allow you to carry the patient’s history and exam forward, and your providers are no longer required to re-document the patient’s chief complaint and history. Your practice can gain efficiencies by taking advantage of the laxer documentation standards as you prepare for larger changes to come.

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

  • Discover how CMS’ plan for 2019 shifts the focus of E/M documentation guidelines
  • Find out how critical elements, including history, exam and chief complaint, fit into the new picture
  • See why practices got a big reprieve from potential modifier 25 cuts
  • Take steps to get ahead of CMS’ E/M changes and prepare for success 


  • See what changes to E/M services CMS has in store in 2019
  • See how CMS envisions a new dawn on E/M payments and documentation, starting with “redundancy reducing” documentation initiatives
  • Find out how your clinicians should chart a patient’s history, exam and chief complaint
  • Discover new payment opportunities in 2019, with expanded telehealth options
  • Do what you can to prepare: With changes coming fast, be proactive to get your practice ready to continue operations without missing a beat
  • Live Q&A

Who Should Listen?

  • Medical practice coders
  • Billers
  • Practice administrators
  • Physicians
  • Midlevel providers
  • Outpatient billers
  • Coders and providers

Continuing Education

(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 expires on: 11/27/2019

(Live + On-Demand) This program has been approved for 1 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

 Ability to claim credits for this webcast expires on: 11/27/2019

Meet the Speaker

Betsy Nicoletti, CPC

Betsy Nicoletti, CPC, is a speaker, writer, and consultant with expertise in physician coding and compliance for medical practices. Her latest resource,, 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. Nicoletti also writes a popular blog, Nicoletti Notes.


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Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

No problem. The On-Demand version is also available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $199 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $199 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

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