BC Advantage - 2020 Issue 3

2021 E/M Changes: Documentation Change or a Scoring Change

Recently while doing a provider training event at a large health system, a provider asked, "What advice do you have for us regarding the 2021 E&M AMA CPT Changes to the office E&M codes?" My response was short, simple, and merely one sentence. "Just keep documenting the way you have been documenting these services for the past 25 years." I know this may make you pause and ponder, "But wait, these changes were provided to ease the documentation burden, but yet your advice is to stay the course?" Again, my resounding answer is yes...

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