Coding Guidelines Workshop – Updates & Impacts
About the Event
Date:To Be Announced
Location:To Be Announced
Credit:CME: TBA, ABIM & ABP MOC: TBA
On Demand:Not Available
During the coding guidelines workshop presenters will detail the new guidelines, best practices for effective documentation, and other tools to mitigate declining reimbursement. This is an information-rich session appropriate for providers and staff using the evaluation and management (E&M) codes. Providers, billing staff, and managers will find the information valuable as we navigate new E&M coding.
See information from the 2023 meeting in the Coding Training: Best Practices in Rheumatology 2023 section below.
Program Schedule & Syllabi
Registered attendees can access the syllabi during the meeting and for 12 months after the meeting. To access syllabi, login and go to My Learning.
The American College of Rheumatology thanks our corporate supporters and partners for their commitment to advancing rheumatology by supporting ACR and ARP programs and initiatives.
See information about CME and MOC for all ACR Education Exchange meetings on the ACR Education Exchange page.
The American College of Rheumatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The ACR designates this blended learning activity encompassing live and on demand activity for a maximum of (coming soon) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CME credit must be claimed by (coming soon).
MOC Recognition Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to (coming soon) MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
By completing this activity, you provide the ACR permission to share completion data with the ACCME and the certifying board.
After submitting a reflective statement with key takeaways from the meeting, MOC points will be applied for ABIM diplomates to the ABIM diplomate number and date of birth provided when you registered. Points are sent nightly to ACCME and then transferred to the ABIM Physician Portal. Please allow at least 48 hours for points to display in the portal.
American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to (coming soon) MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.
After submitting a reflective statement with key takeaways from the meeting, MOC points will be applied for ABP diplomates to the ABP diplomate number and date of birth provided when you registered. Points are sent nightly to ACCME and then transferred to the ABP Physician Portals. Please allow at least 48 hours for points to display in the portal.
MOC points must be claimed by (coming soon).
ACR Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) to ensure that Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities are independent and free of commercial bias. To ensure educational content is objective, balanced, and guarantee content presented is in the best interest of its learners' and the public, the ACR requires that everyone in a position to control educational content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. An ineligible company is one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Examples can be found at accme.org.
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, ACR has implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity to identify and mitigate all relevant financial relationships for all individuals in a position to control the content of this CME activity.
Nature of Financial Relationships
Faculty participating in an ACR-sponsored activity must disclose to the planning committee and audience all financial or other relationships with ineligible companies including, but not limited to:
- Advisor or review panel member
- Officer or Board Member
- Grant/research support
- Speaker/honoraria includes speakers bureau, symposia, and expert witness
- Independent contractor
- Ownership interest
- Intellectual property/patents
- Stock options or bond holdings in a for-profit corporation or self-directed pension plan
None: Has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
See 2022 disclosures in the 2023 meeting section below.
Rheumatologists (physicians) in clinical care, fellows in training, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, administrators, office managers, and coding and billing staff.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Explain the key changes in the 2023 outpatient E/M guidelines
- Identify areas of potential revenue loss and the documentation practices to mitigate them
- Discuss time and medical decision-making guidelines and how to apply them correctly
CME & MOC Information
The deadline to claim CME credit/MOC points is March 26, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET.
The deadline to claim MOC is December 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET.