2021 E/M Office Visit Reference Guide

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2021 E/M Office Visit Reference Guide

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Available September 2020

2021 E/M Office Visit Reference Guide

Available September 2020

The new 2021 E/M documentation guidelines are set to take effect Jan. 1, 2021, and are expected to create a sea change in how medical practices select a level of E/M service. The revised reporting requirements mark the first significant update in more than 20 years since the release of the 1995 and 1997 documentation guidelines.

The 2021 E/M Office Visit Reference Guide delivers a comprehensive overview of the new E/M documentation guidelines and a clear, in-depth analysis of the 2021 changes, including the confusing new medical decision-making (MDM) guidelines so that you can ensure a seamless shift to the new guidelines.

Use the 2021 E/M Office Visit Reference Guide to train staff, reduce the risk of miscoding and the denials and audits that may result, and lessen the disruption to a key revenue stream. E/M office visits account for 20% of total physician fee schedule charge. In 2018, practices gained $15.6 billion in payments from Medicare for the suite of E/M office visit codes 99201-99215.

Additionally, the 2021 E/M Office Visit Reference Guide will help you:

  • Guarantee a successful and smooth transition to the new system with best practices on how to revise superbills and templates; what to know about working with third-party vendors such as electronic health record (EHR) providers; and how to manage two different E/M systems simultaneously.

  • Ensure your coders are accurately selecting the correct level of service for E/M office visits with office and staff training tips, including separate breakout sections for coders and clinicians; audit safeguards; and more.

  • Train clinicians on the 2021 documentation changes with several dozen documentation scenarios that clearly illustrate how a coder/clinician should accurately select a Level 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 E/M code. The book will present scenarios tailored to specific specialties.

  • Understand the level of medical decision-making or time for code selection with comprehensive coverage of MDM and time elements.


ISBN: 978-1-64535-054-5