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Keep Up the E/M 2021 Training Momentum With May CPT® Assistant
2020-06-23

January 2021 is bringing a major overhaul to office/outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) coding, and the latest CPT® Assistant homes in on medical decision making (MDM) to help you prepare. You’ll learn about 2021 guidelines and definitions that will affect E/M code selection, and compare them to 2020 rules so you’ll know what’s new. This issue brings you only Part 1 on this topic, so be sure you watch for future issues, too.

To find the E/M article and more from Volume 30, Issue 5, on SuperCoder’s Code Connect, look for these codes and keywords:

  • Echocardiography, limited: 99306-99308, 99320, 99325
  • E/M, 2021, MDM: 99202-99215
  • Mastectomy: 19294, 19296-19298, 19300-19307, 19318, 19340, 19342, 0546T

The Frequently Asked Questions section of the May issue provides quick answers for many specific scenarios. Learn more by using SuperCoder’s Code Connect:

  • Bilirubin test, E/M: 88720
  • Chondral controlled ablation, chondroplasty: 29877, 29881
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection: 43217, 45349, 45390, 59
  • Greater saphenous vein ablation, separate locations: 36478, 36479
  • Increased procedural services: 22
  • Nervous system surgery: 61322, 61340, 63030, 63040, 63042-63044, 63047, 64635, 64636, 50, 51
  • Tangential biopsy: 11102, 11103