December 17, 2020
I heard that the E/M code guidelines are changing in 2021. Will this apply to all E/M codes?
Good question. The 2021 changes will NOT apply to all E/M codes. The 2021 changes apply only to the new patient, 9920x, and established patient, 9921x, categories of codes. That means you will have to use the original guidelines for office consultation, 9924x, services. To learn more about the 2021 E/M coding and documentation changes, please click here.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 12/17/20.