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You'll find an additional 90 codes, including home visits (99341-99350) and critical care codes (99291-99292), that are billable to Medicare when your providers use telehealth services for the patient encounters.
 
 
Practices interested in how to code telehealth visits and encounters involving COVID-19 -- in light of recent waivers and policy changes -- can review 11 new coding scenarios released March 25 by the AMA.
 
The clock is ticking on big changes to E/M office visit codes, and the smart play is to start preparing as soon as possible, the AMA suggested in a recent webinar. 
Keep a calculator handy if your practice opts to report E/M office visits based on time next year. When a doctor and a non-physician practitioner such as a nurse practitioner (NP) share a visit you will count the time they spend separately and combine the time they spend together, noted Doris Branker, CPC, CIRCC, CPMA, CPC‐I, CANPC, CEMC, president of Sunrise, Fla.-based DB Healthcare Consulting.
Travel forward in time and use CMS' new medical decision making guidelines to code an office visit. Here's an example from our upcoming March 3 webinar on E/M for pain practices. How would you code this? 

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