2021 E/M Update Webinar for Coders and Neurosurgeons

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Coders, neurosurgeons and practices prepare for E/M changes effective January 1, 2021, with this expert-led live webinar. Learn strategies to adapt to the new coding changes, avoid miscoding and make the most positive impact on your practice's bottom line. Earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ while improving your skills and working on your professional development. 

The recording will be made available on-demand with CME.


John Ratliff, MD, FAANS
Stanford Univ./Neurosurgery

Luis Tumialan, MD, FAANS
Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Identify changes in evaluation and management coding that will begin in 2021.
  • Appropriately describe the different approaches to defining level of outpatient service for correct coding.
  • Describe the full scope of medical decision making, how different levels of medical decision making are defined and how medical decision making impacts correct evaluation and management coding.


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The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information.  In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.

The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for education service elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial interest that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial entities.  Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.

All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

Speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) who have disclosed a relationship with commercial interests whose products may have a relevance to their presentation are listed below.

NameDisclosureType of Relationship
*John Kevin Ratliff, MD, FAANS Stryker Spine

Medtronic, NuVasive


Consultant Honorarium


*Luis Manuel Tumialán, MD, FAANS


 Medtronic, LessRay               


Consultant Honorarium

The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AANS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CME Evaluation
10 Questions
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM credit  |  Certificate available