Online Training Course

Prod ID: 319
Outpatient E/M Coding for Pediatrics - 2021 and Beyond

Dr. Parsi will teach you how to document and select the correct Evaluation and Management (E/M) code level in 2021 and beyond.





60 min



Collect pearls of wisdom from Dr. Linda Parsi - practicing Pediatrician, certified coder, and the current Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board and the editor of the coding publications for the AAP. This program prepares the pediatric practice for successful documentation and E/M claims submissions in 2021 and thereafter.



Linda Parsi


Dr. Parsi has presented at numerous national pediatric conferences, runs a private pediatric practice, and presently heads an education and consulting company that helps practicing pediatricians with coding and practice management. She earned her medical degree in 1994 and her pediatric residency in 1997 at Baylor College of Medicine. She received her MBA in 2008 at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She holds numerous certifications and is a certified medical coder and certified pediatric coder. Currently, she serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Coding and Nomenclature. In addition, she is the Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board and the editor of the coding publications for the AAP. She has served on numerous boards and was the President of the San Antonio Pediatric Society from 2011 to 2013.

Learn how these concepts are applied by reviewing a real world Pediatric-specific scenario. Dr. Parsi walks you through an example encounter to select the code level based on MDM first, and then based on Time, to illustrate the impact of these changes to outpatient E/M code selection. 

Learn why the AMA and CMS are changing the E/M guidelines. Find out exactly what changes will take place, where they will be applicable, and how to determine the proper code level with Medical Decision Making (MDM) and with Time in 2021. Enhance your understanding of MDM. Get the facts on what criteria changes on January 1, 2021. Review data categories and current definitions of problem and risk.


  • New add-on code for prolonged care based on time
  • What is included when coding for Time in 2021
  • Proposed work RVUs for outpatient E/M codes
  • Illustration of the cost of improper code selection in lost revenue

Self-paced online program includes unlimited review of previously recorded instruction and the downloadable PowerPoint handout for 6 months.

Comments from past participants on this program:

“Very good information. I would recommend this to other Pediatric practices.”

“Excellent information well explained – very helpful!

“Very detailed and instructive.”

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