Original Release Date: 12/1/2022

Expires: 12/30/2023

Credit claim for this activity will end at 11:59 PM 12/30/2023


Overview:  2023 Evaluation and Management Guidelines for Emergency Department

Coding Compliance
Provider Training


Earlier in 2022, the American Medical Association (AMA) released the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set for 2023, which contains updates that aim to reduce medical coding burden for evaluation and management (E&M) visits. The AMA revised coding guidelines across care settings and services to align with 2021 E&M coding standards eliminating patient history and physical exam elements from the E&M coding process, when appropriate. In the 2023 Physician Fee Schedule, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) adopted most of the changes, but also retained several of their current policies, and created new Medicare-specific prolonged services codes. Coding Compliance created PeoplePlace Learn modules to make sure that providers and familiar with the rules and apply them accordingly when performing, documenting, coding and billing E&M services.


Target Audience:  Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers

For further study:

BSWH Coding Compliance Website

Federal Register :: Public Inspection: Medicare and Medicaid Programs: CY 2023 Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment and Coverage Policies; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Medicare and Medicaid Provider Enrollment Policies, etc.

AMA Guidelines


Objectives: After participating in this activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Review the 2023 E&M Guidelines for Hospital inpatient and observation or Emergency Department
  • Document and code an E&M Service based on time, when applicable
  • Document and code an E&M Service based on medical decision making


Planners/Authors:  This activity was planned, reviewed, edited, and approved for use as the curriculum for the Baylor Scott & White Health organization by:

Joanna Bennett - BSWH Director Reg & Coding Compliance

Elizabeth Aguirre, MD

Catherine Raver, MD

Taschua Buckson


Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:

This content is not related to products or business lines of an ACCME-defined ineligible company.
There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible company for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.


Method of Participation & Request for CME/MOC Credit:

Read all instructions and activity information
View the slides in their entirety
Complete the post-activity quiz with 100% accuracy.
A link will be provided on the final slide of this activity that will allow you to evaluate and claim credit for the activity
Post activity, Click on the link to be taken to evaluation and credit claim for the course or follow the link sent in an email from Trainer@BSWHealth.org  to complete all questions on the evaluation and claim credit.


This CME activity type is an enduring material.  Physicians who complete the enduring material may claim the full amount of credit designated for the activity, regardless of the amount of time it took the physicians to complete the activity..

For questions regarding Continuing Medical Education credit:

Address:  A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education Of Baylor Scott & White Health 

Phone:  Dallas – 214-820-2317                        Temple – 254-724-7609

Website:  https://CE.BSWHealth.com


CME: The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health, designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of  0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Commercial Support:  No commercial support was received for this activity.