A core benefit for Illinois State Medical Society members is access to our popular webinar series. ISMS members and their staff can sign up for ISMS-sponsored webinars for free. Here is a list of our upcoming courses. Members receive email notifications when course registration opens. If you aren’t receiving notices, contact us to make sure you are added to our education promotion list.

January 202021 E/M Office or Other Outpatient Services Changes
Noon-1 p.m.
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Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has moved its “Patients Over Paperwork” initiative forward. Part of that process involved a revision in the documentation requirement to support the use of CPT Evaluation and Management (E/M) Codes. This webinar, presented by Nathan Kennedy from National Government Services, will provide an important update on required documentation and guidance on the use of the revised code set.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. List changes to E/M for 2021.
  2. Describe how to select an E/M code.
  3. Discuss how to determine what qualifies as “Prolonged Care.”
  4. Describe how to bill for Prolonged Care.

About the presenter:

Nathan L. Kennedy, Jr., CPC, CHC, CPPM, CPC-I, CPB, CPMA, has worked with National Government Services for nearly 30 years obtaining a broad knowledge base of the entire Medicare Part B program.

Who can attend

Registration is limited to ISMS members and their employed staff. All others must pay $150 to attend. To pay, please email hpresearch@isms.org for instructions.


The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit designation:

The Illinois State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.


Look out for these topics later in 2021:

  • 2021 E/M Office or Other Outpatient Services Changes
  • COVID Vaccine
  • Importance of Vaccines in the Face of COVID-19
  • Liability & Risks in Telehealth
  • Adapting to Virtual Care
  • Planning for a Pandemic: Lessons Learned
  • Gender Equity
  • Health Care Models
  • Opioids
  • Retrospective on Illinois’/Federal Response to COVID
  • Long-Term Effects of COVID-19: The Health of Long Haulers
  • RPS - Planning for the Academic Year. On-Boarding New Trainees
  • Leadership Training

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