Tag: Outpatient E/M Coding

Coding Requirement Reduced EHR Burden

New Coding Requirements Result in Reduced EHR Documentation Time for Doctors

According to a research letter published in top journal, the attempt by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to alleviate the EHR documentation burden on physicians has not yielded the anticipated outcomes. At the beginning of 2021, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised the evaluation and management (E/M) coding requirements for outpatient […]
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2021 CPT Code Set Simplifies E/M Coding, Adds COVID-19 Tests

The American Medical Association (AMA) implemented major changes to the 2021 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set in an effort to simplify coding and documentation of office visits and other outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) services. The code set released earlier today modified E/M office visit codes 99201 through 99215 to eliminate history and physical exam as elements […]
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How 2021 E/M Coding Guidelines Could Ease Physicians’ Documentation Burdens

Physicians will potentially have a lighter documentation burden and more time to spend with patients in 2021 thanks to an overhaul of Medicare Coding guidelines for outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) services. “The whole point was to have people not document stuff that was not necessary, not relevant to the clinical management of the patient,” […]
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