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Em Code 2021 Blog Posts

Medical Coding Changes in 2021 Explained

Harold Gibson

For 2021, we’re seeing one of the biggest major overhauls to guidelines and codes for office E/M services, with significant changes to the Current Procedural Terminology code set coming. The goal of all the modifications for the coming year is to making E/M office visit documentation and coding more flexible and simpler, reducing the administrative burden on physicians and patient care teams.

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Topics: E&M Code 2021, Medical Coding Changes in 2021

E/M Coding Changes Medical Practices Need to Know for 2021

Harold Gibson

Most practices have been working hard to keep up with the Covid-19 and telehealth billing and coding changes – as well as the varying rules between payers lately – over the past six months. But looking ahead to 2021, there are some significant E/M Coding changes coming for the new year.

Previously, in response to complaints by providers and with the executive order from President Trump directing agencies to start cutting red tape, the Patients Over Paperwork initiative was introduced in 2017. That led to CMS proposing revisions to E/M Coding rules that went into effect in 2019, and more extensive changes are going into effect on January 1, 2021.  

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Topics: E&M Code, E&M Code 2021, E/M Coding

Big Changes are Coming in Payment and Documentation Guidelines

Patrick Dougherty

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized their Fee Schedule included some pretty significant changes to reimbursement and documentation requirements for evaluation and management also known as E&M office visits. But, most of the changes won’t be taking effect until Jan 1, 2021, which means the time to begin preparing is now.

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Topics: E&M Code, E&M Code Documentation, E&M Code 2021

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