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E/M Changes in 2023: How to Prepare  

The anticipated 2023 EM guideline changes for other E&M visits are finally here! In a few months we will no longer need to use three different sets (2021, 1995 or 1997) of documentation rules; but we can’t relax quite yet. AMA took a similar approach to the 2021 Outpatient E&M services with changes to hospital inpatient, hospital observation, emergency department, nursing facility, home & residence services, and cognitive impairment assessment.

Additionally, AMA made further revisions to the 2021 Outpatient guidelines. With this major overhaul, we need to make sure our coders, auditors, and providers have a firm foundation of the documentation and coding requirements. The 2023 guidelines include:

  • New Descriptors for Time

  • New and Revised Definitions

  • Changes To Levels of Medical Decision Making

  • Changes to Prolonged Time

  • 41 Revised Codes

  • 26 Deleted Codes

  • 2 New Codes

In this presentation, Lori Cox and Stephani Scott will share how to build a firm foundation with the 2023 E/M guideline changes to ensure success for your organization. From coders to billing managers and revenue cycle specialists, everyone at your organization will find benefit in this on-demand webinar.

*Please note this webinar has not been approved for AAPC CEU credit.

Presented By

Lori Cox

Lori Cox

MBA, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CGSC, CHONC/Regional Director, AAPC Services/AAPC

Lori Cox has over 20 years of experience in the business side of healthcare. She began working as a Patient Accounts representative then transitioned to the Billing Department. Lori was promoted to Billing Supervisor and later became the Compliance Officer, where she was responsible for maintaining the Compliance Plan and educating staff on fraud and abuse. Currently, Lori works for AAPC Services as a Regional Director, performing audits and education for clients across the USA.

Lori has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Quincy University. She is the past Member Relations Officer of the AAPC National Advisory Board. She has been a speaker at HealthCon and regional conferences and has traveled the country speaking to coders and providers on topics such as Hem/Onc, E/M guidelines, and proper coding. She has written many articles for Healthcare Business Monthly. Her specialties include E/M, Hem/Onc, Auditing, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, and Pediatrics.

Stephani Scott

Stephani Scott


Stephani E. Scott, CPC, RHIT, vice president of AAPC Services, has over 25 years' experience in the healthcare industry, working closely with physicians and staff in health information management. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospital, long-term care, large multispecialty physician practice, and electronic health record software design and development. Scott has extensive experience in inpatient and outpatient auditing and coding compliance and is responsible for overall project performance and client satisfaction. Scott was also a part-owner of a consulting company for many years, providing services in best practices for physician practice management services including coding, billing, and revenue cycle management audits.

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