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Take a first glimpse of the 2022 CPT code set. The annual update, released by the AMA, reveals hundreds of code changes, including more than 240 new codes that usher in a batch of care management services, surgical procedures and pathology and laboratory testing.
 
Everyone is still getting to know the new guidelines for E/M codes 99202-99215, including the members of the CPT Assistant editorial team. As a recent correction shows, the ongoing learning process means practices should be prepared for sudden reversals on fresh guidance.
 
We’ve seen a lot of responses to proposed Medicare policies, but rarely one this swift and scathing.
 
 
In a sprawling Part B fee schedule released today, CMS proposed a 4% decrease to the Medicare conversion factor, revised policies for numerous E/M services, physician assistant billing freedoms and a loosening of telehealth coverage policies.
 
 
If you are having trouble understanding how the AMA’s extensive technical corrections relate to the rest of the 2021 E/M office visit guidelines, here’s a tool that will help.
 

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