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Orthopedic Coding Alert

2021 E/M Coding:

Use Time, MDM Smarts to Put Ortho Coding on Right Track

Remember the new rules deemphasizing history, exam, when making E/M choice. Orthopedic offices will have some special challenges when adjusting to 2021 evaluation and management (E/M) coding expectations. Coders anticipating the sweeping changes to E/M office and other outpatient visit coding next year should prepare now. You will no longer use history and examination as factors in deciding overall E/M [...]