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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

2021 E/M Documentation Guidelines: Prepare for the Changes

Start Date: 11/4/2020 12:30 PM EST
End Date: 11/4/2020 2:00 PM EST

Venue Name: Webex

Organization Name: WVPCA

Debbie Boyd
Email: debra.boyd@wvpca.org
Phone: (304) 346-0032


Major changes to office and outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) codes will take effect Jan. 1, 2021.

Please join the WVPCA and Shellie Sulzberger for our 2021 E/M Documentation Guidelines: Prepare for the Changes webinar. During this presentation we will discuss the upcoming changes, how to document E/M services and utilize your staff to help streamline processes to be more efficient related to seeing the patient and documenting.

Objectives of the Presentation:
  • E/M changes for 2021
  • Selection of new and established patient visit codes based on medical decisions making (MDM) or time
  • New guidelines for using time 
  • Revised MDM guidelines
Targeted Audience:
  • Physicians
  • Non-Physician Practitioners (NP, PA)
  • Psychiatrist, Psych NP, or Psych PA (if they are billing E/M codes 99201-99205 and 99212-99215)
  • Any provider that bills Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes
  • Coding Staff
  • Billing Staff
This event is intended only for Community Health Center Staff at no cost for participants.
After attending one of these presentations health centers will have the opportunity to have a customized Learning Lab conducted by Shellie Sulzberger.

The Learning Lab will allow providers to send the presenter examples of patient encounters to discuss what level of service would be appropriate and what elements would not be required (unless the provider needed the information for clinical or other reasons). For example, the presenter can discuss how a new patient level 4 can be obtained without documenting a complete review of systems, PFSH and complete exam if not medically indicated.

This webinar will be interactive to help the providers understand how to select the appropriate E/M level based upon the work and complexity.

There will be a separate fee to health centers for the Learning Lab and this opportunity is only available to health centers after attending one the webinars.  Please contact the WVPCA for more details.

Registration closes November 3 at noon.

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Funding: This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) award totaling $1,081,056.00 with approximately 77% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov. 

The WVPCA is the largest organized primary care network in the state.