The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have
finalized sweeping changes to the documentation and coding guidelines
for evaluation and management (E/M) services. The changes are
scheduled to be implemented January 1, 2021. The adequacy of
clinical documentation and accuracy of coding are critical to an
organization’s compliance and financial success. Ensuring that
your staff know and understand the changes and that the updates are
made to your systems in a correct and timely manner.
Amy Bailey, CHC, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CCS-P
Principal, HBE Advisors, LLC
Amy Bailey is a principal with HBE Advisors and has over
20 years of health care experience specializing in audit,
compliance and litigation support services.
Amy is the former Chair of the
examination committee for the American College of Medical Specialists
and is a member of the Auditing and Monitoring Tools Board for the
Healthcare Compliance Association. Amy has published numerous
articles and spoken for various groups.
Amy has no real or perceived conflicts of interest related
to this presentation.
At the conclusion of this session,
participants will be able to:
1. Explore the new documentation and coding
requirements for E/M.
2. Identify crucial implementation actions
to ensure compliance and financial success.
3. Discuss strategies for auditing E/M
utilizing the new guidelines.