by Dole Baker, MD, FAAOA Having been a long-time member of the AAOA, recent upgrades in the AAOA member benefits make me pause to consider the value. Most medical societies offer journals and CME. It is par for the course. …
Effective January 1, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) finalized significant changes to the office and outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) services (CPT codes 99202-99215) for both new and established patients.
Specially, CMS increased the valuations for the majority of these services; developed new documentation requirements that allow providers to bill by time or medical decision making; and created a new add-on code for prolonged time on the day of service, HCPCS Code G2212 (for Medicare patients)/CPT code 99417.
Additionally, please find the spreadsheet that details the provisions of the COVID relief pieces of the end-of-year bill and includes a tab on the PPP sections.