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With 99201 on the chopping block, prepare for shifting MDM elements, audit concerns

Effective Sep 17, 2020
Published Sep 21, 2020
Last Reviewed Sep 17, 2020
Among other big E/M changes arriving soon, Level 1 new patient office code 99201 is going away in 2021. The transition shouldn’t hamstring your coding efforts. But keep two important elements in mind to avoid disruptions: Follow the AMA and CMS guidelines for the remaining E/M codes and resist the temptation to simply kick your former 99201 cases up a level without proper documentation.

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