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Last Modified: 3/29/2019 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A, Part B

E/M: 2019 office visit policy changes -- decisions now and later (B)

Wednesday, May 29

12–1 p.m. ET

Delivery language: English

In the 2019 Final Rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented policy changes directly impacting billing and documentation relating to office visits for new and established patients. To avoid payment errors, providers should be aware of these updates, realizing that certain E/M changes are in effect now while others will be implemented in the future. During this webcast we will review:
Top categories of CERT payment errors relating to office visit code selection
History component updates
Office visit documentation requirement changes
New medical decision-making priority
E/M changes to be implemented in 2021
Additional updates are planned with the goal of reducing provider burden. Join us to review what changed and begin preparing for the future.
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Would you like to submit questions prior to this event? You may submit your questions in advance by emailing them to Please submit your questions no later than Friday, May 17.
Due to CMS reporting requirements, claim-specific inquiries must be directed and handled by our Provider Contact Center (PCC). You may obtain contact information for PCC by visiting our Contact Center page.
To participate in this webcast, please register by Tuesday, May 28.
AAPC accepts hour for hour CMS CEUs when sponsored by CMS national or MAC offices. A certificate of attendance or completion with the CMS logo is necessary to show participation. To claim CEUs attendees will enter certificate information onto their CEU Tracker using the "No Index Number" option. A copy of the certificate does not need to be provided to AAPC unless the member is selected for verification purposes.
Please click here for CEU documentation instructions.
Note: If you do not have a training account, please click here to learn how to create one.
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