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How to Audit for the 2021 E/M Guideline Changes

How to Audit for the 2021 E/M Guideline Changes Workshop
Broadcast: Aug 26, 2020 at 1:30PM
Presentation Length: 4 Hours
On Demand Availability: August 26, 2020
6 CEUs

Price: $189.95
Members: $149.95

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Auditing for the 2021 E/M Guideline Changes

When the new guidelines for E/M go into effect January 1, 2021, auditors will have one more set of rules to apply to a distinct group of E/M codes. This will create new gray areas and new requirements that must be considered during the auditing of these services. We need to be prepared to apply new thoughts and nuances to the audit of these unique services.

In this workshop we will begin with a discussion of why we audit and the benefits it provides when performed correctly. The discussion will then move to the process of auditing, including how to make a good selection based on a well-thought-out scope. The discussion will then focus on auditing this unique set of codes. Each of the three elements of medical decision making will be addressed. We will go through examples of documentation for medical decision making and time. The workshop will wrap up with keys to conveying the findings in a well documented report.

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Jaci Kipreos

About The Author

Jaci Kipreos, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COC, CPC-I

Jaci has been working in the field of medical coding and auditing for over 30 years and has been a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) since 1994 and attained her COC for facility- based coding issues in 2005. She has also obtained her credential as a Certified Professional Medical Auditor and is certified in the specialty of Evaluation and Management Coding. In 2019 Jaci obtained her certification in documentation improvement, CDEO, and incorporates this into the compliance audits that she conducts. Kipreos has worked in a variety of practice settings and has particular expertise in coding for family practice, urgent care, OB/GYN, general surgery, Medicare’s Teaching Physician Guidelines, with a particular emphasis on compliance with Evaluation and Management guidelines.

Jaci is a past president of local chapters of AAPC in both Richmond, VA and Charlottesville, VA. She also served as the President for the AAPC National Advisory Board from 2013-2015. Jaci received her B.S. in Finance from Virginia Tech.

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