Session Topic

Introduction to EM Coding & Using the Fundamentals Workshop to Prepare for Implementation

2020 Evaluation and Management Symposium: Virtual Conference

Presented Tuesday, September 22, 2020


There are many things that must be considered in order to select the appropriate Evaluation and Management (E/M) code. The presenter will guide participants through a review of the fundamental principles underlying all evaluation and management coding and introduce the changes being implemented in 2021. Discussion will focus on the components of an E/M service, defining medical necessity and improving comprehension of the general rules for documenting E/M services. Aimee will highlight the major differences between the 1995 and 1997 documentation guidelines and prepare you to confidently implement the 2021 guidelines for selecting the proper E/M code.

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  Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT — Director of Content, innoviHealth
Aimee is a healthcare auditor, coder, educator, and author with over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry in both clinical and administrative positions. She has managed both small and large solo and multi-specialty practices in both public and private sectors. As the Director of Content for innoviHealth, she writes articles and books on medical coding, documentation, and reimbursement, as well as assisting in the development of coding and auditing-specific online tools. She presents webinars and podcasts and often speaks at local and national healthcare coding and auditing conferences. She enjoys helping healthcare professionals understand how to document their services correctly to protect revenue.