Presented Friday, September 25, 2020
The CPT® E/M office visit codes (99201-99215) are the most commonly billed codes in medicine, representing nearly a quarter of Medicare Part B spend annually. Over the past year, the AMA worked with numerous stakeholders, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), commercial payers and medical specialty societies, to achieve the first overhaul of E/M office visit documentation and coding in more than 25 years. This new approach is a significant step towards modernizing patient care in the office that both reduces administrative burden for the clinicians and health care providers, as well as creates incentives to provide better patient care.
Because these landmark revisions will affect nearly every specialty, the AMA led a consensus-driven, open and transparent workgroup process that engaged participants with diverse medical specialty backgrounds. As the health care ecosystem prepares for deployment of these changes on Jan. 1, 2021, the AMA continues to lead the charge on education and implementation so that the positive effects can be felt immediately.
During this session, attendees will gain insight into the collaborative process behind the reimagined approach to office visits, an overview of the E/M office visit revisions, and the anticipated impact this first wave of revisions will have on other areas of E/M into the future.