E&M Guidelines: Going the Way of the Dinosaurs?

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017
10-10:30 a.m. EST; 7-7:30 a.m. PST
Program 291
Raemarie Jimenez,
Leslie Krigstein; Glenn Krauss, BBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPUR, FCS, PCS, CCDS, C-CDI, C-DAM;
Jonathan LaFleur, BSN, RN, CCS; Lyman G. Sornberger;
and Bill Rifkin, MD, FHM, FACP

Are the current evaluation and management (E&M) documentation guidelines outdated and burdensome? Evidently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) thinks so. In fact, CMS intends to undertake a major effort to revise the guidelines, based on provider feedback during the comment period of the 2018 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule. Reporting on our lead story during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays will be Raemarie Jimenez, manager of AAPC’s member and certification solutions, and a coding liaison to the American Medical Association (AMA) CPT® Editorial Panel.

Other segments to be featured on the broadcast include:

  • CDI Report: Glenn Krauss, senior consultant at Federal Advisory Partners, will continue his reporting on clinical documentation integrity (CDI).

  • Dateline Washington: Leslie Krigstein, vice president of congressional affairs for the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME), will report on the latest healthcare news coming out of Washington, D.C.

  • News Desk: Jonathan LaFleur, an auditor with HRS, will report on malnutrition.

  • Revenue Cycle Report: Lyman G. Sornberger, chief healthcare strategy officer for Capio Partners, will return to the broadcast to report on the Quality Payment Program that makes Medicare better by helping providers focus on making their patients healthier.

  • DocTalk: Bill Rifkin, MD, managing editor and physician relations specialist for MCG Health, will return to the broadcast after a long absence.
All this and more will be coming your way on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 at 10 a.m. ET.

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