There are some big and exciting changes ahead for E&M Coding in 2021!
Starting January 1st 2021 the new CMS Evaluation and Management or E&M coding scheme goes into effect for outpatient visits. A long overdue and welcome change for providers who are tired of counting bullet points to drive the final code
This is the first major overhaul of the outpatient E&M services in over 25 years. The stated purpose is to reduce the administrative burden on providers, give them more time to spend with patients and provide compensation for non-face to face patient care that in the past has not been reimbursed.