Understanding How Time and MDM Drive the New Inpatient Coding Rules

The revised E/M guidelines are extended to hospital inpatient, observation, and emergency department visits in 2023. Inpatient and observation services are collapsed into two categories. Surgeons will need to select the right type of code and the right level of code for services performed in the hospital. This webinar will show how to apply new concepts in the guidelines including escalation of care in the hospital. It will describe the CPT definitions for major and minor surgery and for elective and emergent surgery, as they relate to selecting the correct level of service. Because of these changes, surgical practices can update the templates for hospital services in ways that will save surgeon’s time.

After the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the codes used for inpatient and observation services
  • Apply the CPT definitions of major/minor risk and elective/emergent procedures to coding
  • Update their hospital templates


Betsy Nicoletti simplifies complex coding for physicians and their staff, allowing medical practices to get paid for the services performed.

1 hour
This course, Understanding How Time and MDM Drive the New Inpatient Coding Rules PLUS Understanding How Time and MDM Drive Office Visit Coding
*You will have access to the content for 30 days from the time you receive the access information.
Please email education@karenzupko.com if you have questions.

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