2021 E/M Coding Changes

Reminder to all providers, effective 1/1/2021 changes to Evaluation and Management codes 99201-99205 &99211-99215 will go into effect.  There are some important facts to remember when choosing your codes under the new guidelines

  • Only E/M codes in the ranges 99201-99205 & 99211-99215 are affected
  • While history and exam will not be used to determine the code they are still an important part of the encounter
  • Documentation must support the medical necessity of the encounter
  • Providers can choose a level based on Medical Decision Making or Time

Below is a link to an AMA article on how the changes will reshape the physician’s note