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On-Demand: 2022 E/M in the Office + Office Modifiers

Recorded On: 02/04/2022


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2022 E/M in the Office + Office Modifiers

CEUs expire on 2/28/2023

Length: 2.5 hours

We’re one year into using revised E/M criteria in the office setting.  We take an overview look at how code levels are selected under these AMA-defined changes.  We cover in-depth how the AMA’s March 2021 Technical Corrections impact medical decision-making credit in orthopaedics.  Last, we discuss appropriate use of E/M modifiers 24, 57, and 25 in the office setting.  

This 2.5 hour virtual course analyzes the CPT E/M guidelines that apply to office new and established patient visits, presenting them in a distilled, understandable way. We break down and explain the restructured elements of Medical Decision Making and Time and demonstrate how they are applied using example scenarios.

In this session you will:

  • Drill into the parameters of Medical Decision Making, and how the definitions of Problems Addressed, Data, and Risk come together to determine a level of service.
  • Understand the nuances of how data credit is allowed (or not allowed), based upon information published by the AMA during 2021.
  • Differentiate how Time is defined under the revised criteria, and what activities can be counted when selecting the level of service for codes 99202-99215.
  • Take a detailed look at the definition of modifier 25 and how to defend against payor denials.

Sarah Wiskerchen, MBA, CPC

Consultant and Speaker

KarenZupko & Associates, Inc.

Sarah is an experienced, professional, approachable consultant and speaker who succeeds in helping clients identify both risk and opportunity in their coding, reimbursement, and operational systems.  

Sarah has been KZA’s lead orthopaedic educator since 2020, has taught nationally for the AAOS workshop series since 2016, and has been helping orthopaedic clients for 28 years. Clients appreciate her knowledge of musculoskeletal scenarios and her down-to-earth teaching style.  

She has significant consulting experience in orthopaedics, presenting on CPT and ICD-10 coding for the annual AAOS national workshop series and annual meetings for ASSH, AAOS, and OTA. Sarah has also presented for dozens of state societies, as well as a wide variety of academic, employed and private practices. Her comprehensive knowledge of complex surgical coding concepts, including ICD-10-CM codes and surgical modifiers specific to hand, shoulder, podiatry, hip, knee, and total joint procedures make her a sought-after educator, trainer and speaker.  

Find out more about Sarah Wiskerchen, MBA, CPC.

AAPC Accreditation -- Expire 2/28/2023

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 2.5 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

On-Demand product requires successful completion of a Post-Test and evaluation.


Course Access and Expiration

You will have access to this package for 60 days from the day you purchase it.

You will have 30 days to complete the course(s) within the package. 

The 30 days for a course starts the day you activate that course within the package.

Please note, if you start a course with less than 30 days left in the package access period (60 days from the time of purchase) you will only have until the end of that period.

Should you have questions, please contact us at education@karenzupko.com  

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If you have any issues with completing your registration please email us at education@karenzupko.com or call 312 642-8310 

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Handout
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Videos
Module 1 - Introduction and E/M Definitions
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This section is approximately 17 minutes long
Module 2 - Using Time
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This section is approximately 13 minutes long
Module 3 - MDM: Overview
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This section is approximately 7 minutes long
Module 4 - MDM: Problems Addressed
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This section is approximately 26 minutes long
Module 5 - MDM: Data
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This section is approximately 30 minutes long
Module 6 - MDM: Risk
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This section is approximately 18 minutes long
Module 7 - MDM: Scenarios
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This sections is approximately 17 minutes long
Module 8 - Modifiers + Final Q and As
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This section is approximately 25 minutes long
Post Course | Evaluation and CEU Credits
Course Evaluation
9 Questions
Quiz for Continuing Education
25 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  18/25 points to pass
25 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  18/25 points to pass In order to claim CEU credits, you must pass this quiz with a 70% or better. You must also complete the course feedback evaluation.
CEU Certificate
Up to 2.50 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 2.50 medical credits available  |  Certificate available To claim CEU credits you must pass the continuing education quiz with a 70% or greater and complete the course evaluation.