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Take a glimpse at the hundreds of CPT coding updates coming in 2024 to prepare your coding and billing staff for a successful turn of the calendar. You’ll find new codes, as well as code revisions, spread throughout the CPT manual, in addition to important guideline updates.
Also, nearly 50 codes are on the chopping block. All coding updates, outside of a separately announced COVID vaccine consolidation that takes effect Nov. 1, 2023, will be effective Jan. 1, 2024.
Better late than never: CMS released a new version of its Evaluation and Management Services Guide on Aug. 29.
The AMA’s May 25 webinar focused on the changes to the E/M code set that went into effect Jan. 1, 2023. But in addition to a detailed review of the new coding guidelines, related technical corrections and four case studies, the co-chairs of the AMA's CPT/RUC Workgroup on E/M gave attendees a glimpse into the future of the E/M code set.
The payer will activate a new policy to require prepayment review for E/M codes billed with modifier 25.
Your providers will find it easier to hit the required time for a prolonged inpatient or observation visit and you’ll find it easier to keep track of threshold times, thanks to a correction to the final 2023 Medicare physician fee schedule.


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