2021 Evaluation and Management (E/M) Changes

2021 Evaluation and Management (E/M) Changes

2021 Evaluation and Management (E/M) Changes

Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Thursday, Dec 3, 2020

Noon - 1 p.m. EST

Free for members and nonmembers

Registration required

Program description:

Evaluation and Management (E/M) documentation guidelines for office and outpatient visits are changing on Jan. 1; these are the most extensive changes in E/M coding and documentation since the 1995 and 1997 guidelines were published. The AMA and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have created the new guidelines to make documentation less burdensome for providers. 

In this session, we will discuss the new guidelines for coding based on time or medical decision-making. We will also explain new definitions and the new time requirements for each E/M code, discuss what needs to be documented to support each level of service, and review case examples applying the new guidelines for proper code selection. In addition, we will talk about new add-on codes for primary care and extended visit times and provide participants with a coding “cheat sheet” to keep on hand while documenting and coding under the new guidelines.


At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand and use the new E/M coding and documentation requirements.
  • Identify the impact of changing their current coding patterns to align with the new guidelines.
  • Identify the new "add-on" codes for primary care, nonprocedural specialty care, and extended time.
  • Update the EMR templates to document the key requirements effective Jan. 1, 2021.


Carol Hoppe, CPC, CCS-P, CPC-I                            
President and CEO
MedLucid Solutions, LLC                    

About the speaker:

Carol Hoppe is a dynamic speaker who has been in health care for more than 25 years and has worked with many specialty practitioners and primary care physicians. She has extensive hands-on practice experience in transcription, billing, collections, medical office management and consulting services, and she provides billing, coding and compliance audits and education for physicians and staff. She worked as a consultant, instructor and director of billing, coding and credentialing for a 500+ physician/hospital system in Indianapolis before starting her consulting business in 2011.

CME information

Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this live webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure: In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by the ISMA must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. Prior to the activity, all faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in an ISMA-sponsored activity are required to disclose to attendees any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity. None of the members of the CME Planning Committee or our speaker have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Note: While offering the CME credit hours listed in these pages, these activities are not intended to provide extensive training in a field.

If you have questions, contact ISMA Continuing Medical Education staff at 800-257-4762 or seminars@ismanet.org.



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12/3/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Live Webinar
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