Special Briefing: Introduction to the 2023 CPT Documentation Guidelines for ED E/M Services

July 12, 2022 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm CDT | Virtual

Learn what you need to know now from the nationally recognized experts on ED Coding to prepare for your 2023 ED E/M claims.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the 2023 changes to the AMA CPT Documentation Guidelines including the process and rationale
  • Explain the 2023 medical decision-making process and how it applies to ED E/M services
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what emergency physicians need to include in their documentation to justify services performed
  • Analyze how to apply chart documentation to accurately assign the correct CPT E/M codes


12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Introduction: Why the DGs Were Revised, the Process, and Rationale
David A. McKenzie, CAE

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
Physician Focus: Factors That Influence the Coding, What Needs to be in Your Documentation to Justify the Level of Service Provided
Michael A. Granovsky, MD, CPC, FACEP

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Coder Focus: A Review of the New 2023 MDM Grid and How it Applies to ED Coding
Todd Thomas, CPC, CCS-P

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Cases Studies I: Low Acuity Presentations
Todd Thomas, CPC, CCS-P; Michael A. Granovsky, MD, CPC, FACEP

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Case Studies II: High Acuity Presentations
Todd Thomas, CPC, CCS-P; Michael A. Granovsky, MD, CPC, FACEP

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Q&A Wrap Up
Michael A. Granovsky, MD, CPC, FACEP; David A. McKenzie, CAE; Todd Thomas, CPC, CCS-P

CME Credit Statement

The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this Live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 4.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Disclosure to Learners

Individuals in Control of Content / Commercial Support

Individuals in control of content:

  • Raul Cabello - Planner
  • Astrid Easter - Planner
  • Michael Granovsky, MD, CPC, FACEP – Planner, Speaker
  • David McKenzie, CAE - Planner, Speaker
  • Maya Patel – Planner, Reviewer
  • Todd Thomas, CPC, CCS-P – Planner, Speaker

Disclosure of Financial Relationships

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all relevant financial relationships, and the absence of relevant financial relationships, must be disclosed to learners for all individuals in control of content:

  • Before learners engage with the accredited education
  • In a format that can be verified at the time of accreditation

No individuals with control over content have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure of Commercial support

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No commercial support was received.