Session Topic

Best & Worst of Times? Time-Based and Prolonged Service(s) Coding

2020 Evaluation and Management Symposium: Virtual Conference

Presented Thursday, September 24, 2020


Beginning January 1, 2021, providers can choose to determine level of service of an Office/Outpatient visit based on Medical Decision Making or Time. Join Maxine Collins for an introduction to the new time guidelines for certain E/M services. Learn how time will be defined for coding purposes in 2021, and when the definition will apply. Find out what non-face to-face work is to be included in total time and gain details on the time ranges. Walk through the new documentation requirements in comparison with the previous guidelines Understand when to use office and outpatient visit codes without an add-on prolonged care code based on time. Learn when and how to use the new CPT prolonged services code(s). Get the facts on what is changing in the rules and discuss what will happen now that CMS has proposed different time thresholds than those published by CPT.

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  Maxine I. Collins, MBA, CPA, CMC, CMOM, CMIS — Consultant/Instructor Practice Management Institute — Director of Compliance, Audits & Education, CoreMD Partners LLC — (Max for short)
Maxine has more than thirty years of experience in medical practice management, adult education and general business. She has taught courses at various levels, including teaching business communications and accounting at Midwestern State University in Texas. Maxine has extensive experience teaching administrative and clinical personnel essential medical office skills such as medical terminology, coding, reimbursement, OSHA, and HIPAA compliance. She is adept at personnel management, government rules and regulations, accounting and budgeting. Additionally, her experience with practice marketing and development make her a knowledgeable and much sought-after practice management resource.

Maxine has served as an administrator of a multi-specialty clinic, where she was responsible for all clinic operations including medical records, billing and collections, OSHA, HIPAA and Medicare compliance, and all accounting operations. She also has experience in medical practice consulting and has successfully launched multiple practices.