CPT Code Update
The AMA's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set for 2021 includes 329 changes with 206 additions, 54 deletions, and 69 revisions. Reduce denials when you understand what changes impact your specialty. This course will help you keep the practice reimbursement on track in the New Year.
The most impactful changes in over 25 years are to the E/M section; specifically for the office/outpatient visits (current code range 99201-99215). The AMA, CMS, and other organizational workgroups involved developed the new guidelines to reduce burdens on physicians and other providers, and to capture information in a way that better represents the clinical environment.
Other E/M codes that are currently based on the 3 key components, the guidelines will remain intact and utilized for arriving at the level of the visit under the 1995 or 1997 Documentation Guidelines. Therefore, individuals working within the industry must understand more than one set of guidelines for the E/M section on January 1, 2021.
- Changes for the Prolonged Services section of codes will be explained, including a new table: "Comparison of Prolonged Services" and new code 99417.
- Six new codes have been added to report online digital evaluation services (e-visits). These codes for patient-initiated digital communication appear in both the E/M section and Medicine section.
- Two new codes will report self-measured blood pressure monitoring. Additional changes include new codes for health and behavior assessment and intervention services.
- Learn to effectively navigate through the revisions to the updated code set for your specialty
- Enhance your understanding of 2021 CPT code changes and guidelines including the new AMA COVID-19-related codes
- Receive coding guidance for current cutting-edge technology procedures
This is an intermediate-level course designed for medical office coders, billers, auditors, clinicians, and practice managers. A CPT code set manual is not required to attend this course, but will be helpful to understand the context of the recent code changes. Course materials will be provided for use beyond the classroom.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
PMI Certified Professionals will earn 3 PMI Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attendance at this program. If you are seeking CEU credits for other certifications, contact your organization for preapproval and credit guidelines. A certificate of attendance will be provided for attendance at this program.
This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 3 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.