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All told, 273 codes are proposed to be added, 30 codes revised and 21 invalidated in the ICD-10-CM code set for fiscal year 2020. The code changes, once finalized, would take effect Oct. 1, 2019. CMS issued the proposed lists of new, revised and invalid codes April 23 in conjunction with the proposed inpatient hospital prospective payment system rule.

The AMA’s CPT Editorial Panel approved sweeping changes to documentation and code selection guidelines for evaluation and management codes. If finalized, the changes will shift the way practices select codes for both office and facility visits as soon as January 2021.

Many practices are breathing a sigh of relief after CMS decided to hold off on critical payments changes for E/M services. But don’t get too comfortable just yet.
CMS hit the brakes on making imminent changes to the oft-used E/M code set that’s tied to billions of dollars in medical practice revenue. Streamlined payment rates are off the table for 2019, as are vast documentation revisions, according to the 2,378-page final 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule released Nov. 1. Once you’ve read through our detailed breaking news, take our quick, confidential survey to share your opinion.
You’ll find new guidance that will help practices document services, code correctly and combat denials in your 2019 CPT manual. The electronic version of the 2019 CPT manual is available and DecisionHealth has reviewed the book to create this overview of some of the revisions and additions in next year's manual.

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