January 21, 2021
Mario Fucinari, DC – Making Sense of the 2021 E/M Guidelines
Date & Time:
1/21/2021 @ 10:00 AM via Zoom
NOTE: Zoom link will be sent to all MAC members via email. After the webinar a recording will be made available at no-cost to MAC members and $60 for non-members.
The AMA and CMS have created new Evaluation and Management (E/M) guidelines, which came into effect on January 1, 2021. Learn how the changes affect your documentation, coding, and reimbursement. Find out the new methods to determine the level of E/M service. The new guidelines affect every patient, even the cash patient. Our speaker will show attendees current and future documentation needs to help determine the best implementation strategies. This class is ideal for doctors, staff, and billers. Learning objectives include examining how the E/M guidelines have evolved since 1995, learning the difference between the 1995 guidelines, 1997 guidelines, and the 2021 guidelines, exploring what guidelines you are using and how to translate it to the new guidelines, addressing necessary documentation requirements for the new guidelines, gaining awareness of how your staff can aid in history gathering for the new guidelines, understanding medical decision making and time, and comparing current and future documentation needs to help determine the best implementation strategies before the new year begins. Don’t miss this presentation, which will present what could be the most important information for your practice in 2021 and beyond!
Mario Fucinari, DC, is a Certified Professional Compliance Officer and a Certified Medical Compliance Specialist. He has been in chiropractic practice for over 30 years and is a national speaker on chiropractic documentation requirements, chiropractic ICD-10 coding, and chiropractic compliance. A graduate of Wayne State and Palmer, the metro-Detroit native was the recipient of the 1998 and the 2003 President’s Award from the Illinois Chiropractic Society (ICS) for his work with education and training and most recently received the 2012 Chiropractor of the Year award from the ICS. A worldwide speaker for NCMIC and several state associations, as well as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Dr. Fucinari has produced classes and publications on HIPAA, Clinical Documentation, Medicare, and Stroke and Cervical Manipulation. While at Palmer College, he served as class historian, class Vice-President, and eventually as Class President. He was the first chiropractor to attain the Certified Medical Compliance degree, and two years later he earned his degree as a Certified Instructor for the Certified Medical Compliance Program. Dr. Fucinari answers emails every day from doctors all over the country. He has a website, AskMario.com, and has become the “Dear Abby” of the chiropractic insurance world. He maintains a busy chiropractic office in Decatur, Illinois, seeing 60+ patients per day himself in his referral-based practice.