Original Release Date: 12/1/2022
Credit claim for this activity will end at 11:59 PM 12/30/2023
Overview: 2023 Evaluation and Management Guidelines for Emergency Department
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.
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
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:
Method of Participation & Request for CME/MOC 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
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.