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Published: September 30, 2020

New AAFP Resources Prepare Members for E/M Coding Changes

Evaluation and management (E/M) codes are at the core of most family physician practices. Family physicians and other qualified health professionals can maximize payment and reduce the stress associated with audits by understanding how to properly document and code for E/M services. CMS has revised the E/M documentation and coding guidelines, with changes beginning January 1, 2021. These fundamental changes (www.ama-assn.org) are intended to reduce administrative burden and increase the amount of time physicians spend caring for patients. CMS will also increase the relative values for office visit E/M codes. Though the changes don’t go into effect until 2021, practices should begin preparing now. Find the highlights of key changes being implemented at the link below or email us at  cafp@familydocs.org. More information here

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