Session Topic

Coding with the 2021 E/M Guidelines: A Hands-On Experience

2020 Evaluation and Management Symposium: Virtual Conference

Presented Tuesday, September 22, 2020


Shannon DeConda, President of NAMAS, will walk you through the details of a real life chart note of an E/M encounter, breaking it down and explaining step-by-step how to analyze and code it according to the 2021 AMA criteria that CMS aligned with and will implement on January 1. Shannon explains how history and exam, MDM and time are impacted by the new guidelines and demonstrate how these changes affect scoring and code selection. As a bonus, she provides details on available AMA references to support and prepare you for proper E/M coding in 2021.

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  Shannon DeConda, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CPMA, CEMA — Partner, DoctorsManagement, LLC — President, NAMAS
President/Founder, NAMAS and President, Coding & Billing Services, and a Partner at DoctorsManagement, LLC. She has over 16 years of experience as a multi-specialty auditor and coder. She has helped coders, medical chart auditors, and medical practices optimize business processes and maximize reimbursement by identifying lost revenue. She heads NAMAS, President of Coding & Billing Services and a Partner at DoctorsManagement, LLC. Shannon developed an audit certification training study guide, educational products and web-based tools for coders, auditors, and medical providers.