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Issue Brief: Medicare Policy Updates on Evaluation and Management Visits

Jan 6, 2021

ASRA

Over the past two years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed and finalized several policies that will affect documentation, coding, and payment for certain evaluation and management (E/M) visits.  Many of CMS’s final policies adopt recommendations from the AMA CPT Editorial Panel and the Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC), which reflect broad agreement across the House of Medicine.  CMS has also finalized policies that seek to minimize site-of-service differentials for office visits provided in office versus hospital outpatient settings. 

ASRA has also developed a  table comparing 2020 and 2021 MPFS payments.

Learn more about these  updates

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