E/M Office Visit Compendium 2021 by AMA

The CPT experts at the AMA introduce a new publication, E/M Office Visit Compendium 2021. Significant changes have been made to Evaluation and Management codes, so rely on this E/M coding guide to adapt with simplified logic for coding based on medical decision making or time.
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  • Item#: OP504021
  • Edition: 2021
  • Format: 8.5" x 11" Softbound
  • ISBN#: 978-1-64016-042-2
  • Availability: Late November 2020
  • Product Notes:
  • Pre-order for November 2020 shipment.

Resources for understanding changes to CPT coding for office and outpatient visits

CPT E/M (Evaluation and Management) codes are changing significantly for office visits for the 2021 code set year. Proper documentation and coding are key to billing correctly in the new system and achieving burden reduction.

E/M Office Visit Compendium 2021 provides:

  • Curated content to help understand the changes
  • Practical tools to help adapt and prepare for 2021
  • Resources for coding based on time or medical decision-making, and insight as to which method is appropriate to which visit scenarios

The impact of making this change is expected to reduce physician documentation burden, but only can only be successful if coders, billers, physicians, and others are equipped to code and document correctly:

  • Impacts $25B in Medicare Part B Spend
  • Touches every specialty
  • First change to E/M coding in 26 years
  • Focuses office visit time on relevant medical topics

Proper documentation and coding are key to billing correctly in the new system and achieving burden reduction.

Key features and benefits of this E/M coding book:

  • Top resources from authoritative AMA CPT publications for a deep dive into the code changes, simplified logic for coding based on medical decision making or time, etc.
    • CPT 2021 Professional Edition
    • CPT Changes 2021: An Insider's View
  • Links to and highlights from digital resources
    • E/M Office Visit Change - An Overview Video clips from 2020 AMA CPT Symposium
    • eLearning Modules on AMA Ed Hub
    • Expert commentary and insightful answers to industry questions from the following resources
    • CPT Assistant
    • CPT Knowledge Base
  • Quick reference tools 
    • New risk table for medical decision making
    • New listing of what activities count towards time
    • Infographics and other tables
    • Typical patient descriptions
    • Detailed explanations of revisions to the E/M Services Guidelines

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