AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2020 Issue 2; In this Issue
Upcoming changes to evaluation and management (E/M) reporting
The American Medical Association (AMA) has released guidelines related to the upcoming changes to office visit E/M coding which will become effective on January 1, 2021. It is important to note that these changes pertain to physician reporting for office visits only and do not include Emergency Department (ED) E/M reporting. While the Central Office for HCPCS provides coding advice strictly for outpatient facility reporting, and these new guidelines are directed towards physician reporting, the changes are significant and may impact facilities internal guidelines for hospital-based clinic E/M reporting. As you may be aware, facilities are instructed by the...
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