2021 Evaluation & Management Guidelines for Office and Outpatient [IEM]
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) confirmed that they are moving forward with the implementation of the new AMA’s Evaluation and Management (E&M) Office and Outpatient visit guidelines as planned for January 1, 2021. The 2021 E&M Guidelines for Office and Outpatient are significantly different from the ones currently being used
For further study:
CPT® Evaluation and Management (E/M) Office or Other Outpatient (99202-99215) and Prolonged Services (99354, 99355, 99356, 99XXX) Code and Guideline Changes
E/M Health Plan Webinar: Overview of Changes Proposed for 2021
Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Residents, Medical Students, and Coders of the BSWH system.
After participating in this activity, the learner should be able to:
1. Explain the 2021 E&M Guidelines changes
2. Review how to document and code an E&M Service based on time
3. Review how to document and code an E&M Service based on medical decision making
This activity was planned, reviewed, edited, and approved for use as the curriculum for the Baylor Scott & White Health organization by:
Joanna Bennett, Director, Billing, Regulatory and Physician Coding Compliance
Caroline Whitlock, Senior Compliance Consultant
Glen Couchman, MD
Brent Walker, DO
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:
*This content is not related to products or business lines of an ACCME-defined commercial interest
**There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.
No commercial support was received for this activity.
Accreditation: The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation: The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health, designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 0.50 Attendance
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