Adapt to Critical E/M Changes: Prepare for New Documentation Guidelines, Pay Rates

Product Code: YMPDA090519A

Quick Overview

The 2020 proposed Medicare physician fee schedule shows that CMS aims to overhaul its E/M documentation guidelines. Learn how to master these changes!

Price: $199.00

Adapt to Critical E/M Changes: Prepare for New Documentation Guidelines, Pay Rates

Adapt to Critical E/M Changes: Prepare for New Documentation Guidelines, Pay Rates

Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Presented by: 
Betsy Nicoletti, CPC

The 2020 proposed Medicare physician fee schedule, released July 29, signals that CMS is on track to overhaul its E/M documentation guidelines and revise its reimbursement structure for codes 99202–99215.

In concert with the AMA’s announced changes, CMS plans to focus on just two elements—medical decision-making and time—for successful documentation. New code valuations would significantly alter payment amounts for Level 2 to 4 codes.

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 ahead of the January 1, 2021, start date.

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

  • Find out what the shift to medical decision-making and time means for your practice
  • Understand which documentation element you should decide to use
  • Access a refurbished Table of Risk
  • Discover new code valuations that would upend E/M payments, with big changes coming to Level 2 to 4 codes
  • Do what you can to prepare: Get your practice ready to continue operations without missing a beat


Who Should Listen?

  • Outpatient coders
  • Billers
  • Practice administrators
  • Compliance officers
  • Internal auditors

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, Fourth Edition, and Auditing Physician Services, Third Edition. She’s written for Physicians Practice, Family Practice Management, Medscape, and the Journal of Practice Management, and writes a popular blog, NicolettiNotes.


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 webinar expires on: 9/04/20

Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC)
This program is preapproved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC) for CEU(s).


Webinar system requirements and program materials: 
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

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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