Substantive revisions are being made to the CPT codes related to office and other outpatient services, collectively known as the Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes. These changes announced in November 2019 are designed to address administrative burden in clinical practice, and impact nearly every medical specialty. Understanding when these changes are coming, and their benefits and impacts, is essential for all members of the care team.
This module provides key information about these landmark revisions. The module provides a review of the current E/M coding procedures and terminology, plus an overview of the new code revisions.
1. Explain the CPT E/M office or other outpatient services revisions and when changes will take effect
2. Identify why CPT E/M revisions are needed and benefits provided
3. Describe how the foundational changes will impact your work