AMA releases 329 CPT code changes for 2021: 6 things to know

The American Medical Association released updates Sept. 1 to its Current Procedural Terminology code set for 2021..

Alia Paavola –
Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
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6 things to learn about the changes:.

1. The AMA has made 329 modifications to the 2021 CPT code set, including 206 new codes, 54 deletions and 69 modifications. The changes will work Jan. 1, 2021.

Amongst the modifications in 2021 are CPT codes and guidelines for workplace and other outpatient examination and management services. The AMA stated it is the very first major overhaul in more than 25 years to the E/M office see coding and paperwork.

3. Some of the E/M workplace visit code changes consist of getting rid of history and doctor test as aspects for code selection, allowing code level choice based on medical decision-making and adding more detail to the CPT code descriptors to promote payer consistency..

4. The AMA also included CPT codes that belong to the COVID-19 pandemic. The code set was customized with a number of code additions and modifications that were authorized for instant use and published in the 2021 code set.

5. The AMA added 8 codes to improve paperwork for constant cardiac tracking and detection, which will replace four codes that have been deleted..

6. In addition, there are new and revised CPT codes to enhance screening and care of clients with diabetes.

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The AMA has actually made 329 changes to the 2021 CPT code set, consisting of 206 brand-new codes, 54 deletions and 69 modifications. Amongst the changes in 2021 are CPT codes and standards for workplace and other outpatient evaluation and management services. The AMA stated it is the very first significant overhaul in more than 25 years to the E/M office go to coding and documentation. The code set was customized with numerous code additions and revisions that were authorized for immediate usage and published in the 2021 code set.

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