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Major Changes for 2021 Office E/M Coding: A Surgeon’s Guide to Prepare for New Guidelines and Avoid Claims Denials

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Two Fellows with expertise in general surgery coding and reimbursement outline new reporting guidelines applicable to code selection for office and other outpatient E/M services effective January 1, 2021. Drs. Linda Barney and Megan McNally outline the revisions made to the office and other outpatient E/M code set by the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel, including new requirements related to history and physician examination, physician time, and medical decision making associated with E/M visits.

Major Changes for 2021 Office E/M Coding, Part 2: Implementation Tips

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Four members of the ACS General Surgery Coding and Reimbursement Committee (GSCRC) describe accurate office/outpatient E/M code level selection using medical decision making (MDM) for common general surgery patient scenarios. Drs. Linda Barney, Jayme Lieberman, Megan McNally, and Don Selzer share insights on properly documenting the three elements of MDM: problems addressed, data reviewed, and risk. 

Contact Lauren Foe, Senior Associate for Regulatory Affairs, at lfoe@facs.org with questions.