Whether or not you’re closely involved with physician documentation and coding at your organization, odds are, come Jan. 1, 2021, you’ll need to be more familiar with the changes happening to evaluation and management (E/M) codes. The CMS rule change will result in the biggest modification to E/M codes in nearly three decades.
As it stands today, physician documentation for ambulatory visits can become filled with clinically unnecessary information – added solely to satisfy the current E/M guidelines. Many agree that it’s time for a change.
Aligned with the American Medical Association's goals to reduce physician burden, these changes are intended to help reimagine outpatient clinical documentation and take advantage of new physician efficiency opportunities.
Members of Nordic’s Performance Improvement team shed light on how these changes will impact physicians during our second webinar on this topic, E/M Code Changes: What will happen to the physician note? Dr. Craig Joseph, Nordic’s Chief Medical Officer, Leanna Hester, RN-BSN, Amy Rettler, and Lorin Martin discussed ways your organization can maximize physician satisfaction and improve clinical workflows while adhering to the upcoming E/M rules.
Topics covered in the webinar:
- Overview of the 2021 E/M modifications
- Specific changes to ambulatory note templates and designs that can decrease note bloat while also ensuring accurate and appropriate coding
- Physician-specific EHR workflow tips to consider implementing with the E/M transition in January
- Physician education recommendations
Below is a recording of the webinar. After watching, if you have any questions or would like to talk about how documentation changes may affect your physician and clinical workflows, contact us at AskNordic@nordicwi.com.