The American Medical Association (AMA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and specialty societies worked together to simplify and streamline coding and documentation for the office and other outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) visits. These changes make E/M coding more clinically relevant and reduce excessive administrative burden.
Beginning January 1, 2021, these E/M service codes will be based solely on either the level of the Medical Decision Making (MDM) as defined for each service OR the Total Time for E/M services performed on the date of the encounter.
By attending this session, participants will be able to:
- · Recognize the new and revised 2021 office and other outpatient E/M coding and guideline changes
- · Learn how to apply the revised concept of Medical Decision Making (MDM) when selecting the E/M level of service
- · Understand how to calculate and apply the concept to ‘Total Time’ when selecting the E/M level of service based on time
Faith C. M., RHIT, CPC, CPCD, PCS, CDCPractice Management
Manager, Coding & Reimbursement