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Substantive revisions are being made to the CPT codes related to office and other outpatient services, collectively known as the Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes. These changes, designed to address administrative burden in clinical practice, were announced in November 2019 and impact nearly every medical specialty. Understanding when these changes are coming, and their benefits and impacts, is essential for all members of the care team.
This second module, in a series of three, will provide detailed information on how the upcoming revisions to the CPT E/M office visits will affect time. Important revisions are coming to this key element and having an understanding of how you will report it, under this new coding construct, will be critical to managing both your practice and patients.
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The CPT® code set is more than a terminology. It is a system for reimbursement, an enabler of research, a tool for reducing administrative burden and it is a method of accelerating medical innovation.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:
0.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;
0.5 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;
0.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and
0.5 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program;
It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.
AMA CME Accreditation Information
Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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