Effective January 1, 2021, CMS will be changing the way providers bill for office/outpatient E/M codes. The changes begin with reducing the documentation requirements for the history and exam components, placing the emphasis on the level of medical decision making (MDM) and total time spent in caring for the patient. See below for informational resources.
Texas Podiatric Medicine magazine article
Office / Other Outpatient Evaluation and Management Changes for 2021 training webinar: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/720310261709592588
Getting Ready: Documentation for E/M Coding in 2021 training webinar: https://www.apma.org/Events/CalendarEventDetail.cfm?EventID=121159
Overview of the changes: https://www.apma.org/em2021
APMA will do another webinar on December 17, 2020, to show examples on how the new E/M rules should be applied. More information on this webinar will be coming soon.