Clone of 2021 Enduring Material

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
https://www.ama-assn.org/system/files/2019-06/cpt-office-prolonged-svs-code-changes.pdf

E/M Health Plan Webinar: Overview of Changes Proposed for 2021
https://www.ama-assn.org/system/files/2020-08/e-m-health-plan-webinar.pdf

Target Audience

Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Residents, Medical Students, and Coders of the BSWH system.

Learning Objectives

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

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 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
Course opens: 
11/12/2020
Course expires: 
12/31/2021

Planners/Authors: 

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.

Commercial Support:

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.

Available Credit

  • 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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