E/M Coding Updates for 2024

Lynn M. Anderanin

Lynn M. Anderanin

Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPPM, CPMA, CPC-I, COSC, has over 35 years’ experience in all areas of the physician practice, specializing in Orthopedics. Lynn is currently a Workshop and Audio Presenter. She is a former member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) National Advisory Board, as well as several other boards for the...
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Lynn M. Anderanin

Ensuring Adequate Documentation to Prevent Denials and Penalties

In recent years, the Evaluation and Management (E&M) section of CPT® has undergone significant transformations, and the year 2024 is no exception. With a focus on enhancing efficiency in documentation and simplifying the process, revisions are set to address concerns surrounding the latest documentation guidelines. Additionally, a new CPT® code is being introduced within the E&M section, offering opportunities for providers. Furthermore, changes are in the works for the CMS Physicians Fee Schedule Final rule in 2024, particularly impacting E&M services delivered via telehealth, now that the Public Health Emergency has concluded.

Webinar Objectives


  • Exploring the Significance of E&M Codes in Various Physician Specialties
  • Understanding the Determination of Service Levels Through Medical Documentation Review
  • Analyzing the Flexibility in Choosing Methods for Each Patient
  • Examining Reimbursement Variations Across Service Levels
  • Addressing Recent Changes and Common Concerns in E&M Coding
  • Highlighting the Role of Insurance Audits in Detecting Fraud and Abuse, and Their Impact on Reimbursement and Penalties

Webinar Agenda


  • Exploring the Changes in E&M Coding Requirements
  • Identifying Necessary Documentation Adjustments
  • Ensuring Documentation Adequacy for Code Compliance
  • Emphasizing the Role of Education and Knowledge Sharing for Staff
  • Understanding the Importance of Accurate and Comprehensive Documentation

Webinar Highlights


  • Revisions to many codes by clarifying the requirements when time is the chosen method
  • Description changes for shared/split visits
  • Can we now report multiple E&M visits on the same day?
  • New guidelines related to codes in which to determine the level of service is time.
  • Inpatient and observation guideline changes
  • Addition of guidelines and tables for the prolonged service with direct contact
  • The first year of an E&M code as an add on for pelvic examinations

Who Should Attend


Coders, Auditors, Billers, Compliance, Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Advanced Nurses, Medical Assistants, Scribes

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