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Set your sights on updated fees across a series of CPT and HCPCS codes in 2021. Along with new valuations for E/M office visit codes (99202-99215), CMS also plans to boost the relative value units (RVU) for a number of services, from obstetrical care and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) to emergency department and other E/M codes.

Make sure that your practice is familiar with the rules for medical cannabis. The number of states that have legalized medical cannabis — also known as medical marijuana — is increasing quickly, and you should be prepared if patients ask for advice.
While the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed our lives for the foreseeable future and possibly for years to come, it has also shined a light on some changes that we need to consider in our professional behavior and practices during this, and any other crises that may lie ahead
Question: Would it be appropriate to use family psychotherapy CPT codes 90846-90849 to report therapy for the benefit of one person that involves input from family members?
You can welcome a handful of triple-digit gainers among codes taking a fee increase in 2021. But such pay gains project to be something of an anomaly next year, according to code valuations CMS released alongside the proposed 2021 Medicare physician fee schedule.


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