Monitor Mondays

National Regulatory and Audit Review: Risk of Audits for E&M Codes

August 30, 2021 Ronald Hirsch, MD | Knicole Emanuel Esq. | David Glaser, Esq. | Ellen Fink-Samnick | Matthew Albright | Frank Cohen Season 11 Episode 468
Monitor Mondays
National Regulatory and Audit Review: Risk of Audits for E&M Codes
Show Notes

2021 brought a very significant change in how evaluation and management (E&M) visit codes are determined – and with that, concern over how it may impact coding behavior. 

The big concern: a shift from the lower-level visit codes to the higher-level visit codes: in particular, 99214, 99204, and 99205. The big question: is this shift justified, and does it change the potential for audit risk? 

Joining the next live edition of Monitor Mondays will be senior healthcare Frank Cohen, who will report the results of his study of more than 30,000 audits of office visit codes.

Other segments to be featured during the live broadcast include the following:

  • Monday Rounds: Ronald Hirsch, MD, vice president of R1 RCM, will return with another installment of his popular segment.
  • RAC Report: Healthcare attorney Knicole Emanuel, a partner at the law firm of Practus, will file the Monitor Mondays RAC Report.
  • Legislative Update: Former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) official Matthew Albright, now chief legislative affairs officer for Zelis, will report on the latest healthcare regulatory news coming out of Washington, D.C.
  • Risky Business: Healthcare attorney David Glaser, shareholder in the law offices of Fredrikson & Bryon, will join the broadcast with his trademark segment, reporting on legal implications facing healthcare providers.
  • SDoH Report: Ellen Fink-Samnick,anationally recognized expert on the social determinants of health (SDoH), will have the latest news on a trending topic that is attracting significant media attention. Ellen will also conduct the Monitor Mondays Listeners Survey.