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Watch for revised MDM, new guidelines in the ED code update

Effective Aug 4, 2022
Published Aug 8, 2022
Last Reviewed Aug 4, 2022
Focus on codes 99281, 99282 and 99283 when you study the revised descriptors and guidelines for emergency department (ED) E/M visits recently released by the AMA. The end of the three-component concept — history, exam and medical decision making (MDM) — for all level-based E/M codes prompted significant changes to these codes and will go into effect Jan. 1, 2023.

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