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Revisions to the CPT E/M Office Visits: New Ways to Report Using Medical Decision Making (MDM)

Learning Objectives
1. Recognize the changes to Medical Decision Making (MDM) in selecting the code level for E/M office visits
2. Describe the definitional changes to the criteria for MDM
3. Navigate the revised MDM selection chart and determine how it differs from pre-2021 reporting
0.5 Credit CME

Substantive revisions have been 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 these changes and their benefits and impacts is essential for all members of the care team.

This third module, in a series of three, will provide detailed information on how the new revisions to the CPT E/M office visits will affect medical decision making. Important revisions were made 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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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.

Activity Information

Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

If applicable, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Credit Renewal Date: April 22, 2021

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