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2021 E/M: Review guidance for reporting time-based services and navigate MDM confusion

The most impactful overhaul to the E/M coding and documentation guidelines in 25 years went live January 1. The updated guidelines eliminate medical history and physical examination as required elements for reporting E/M codes 99202-99215. E/M coding for outpatient visits is now based on documentation of medical decision-making (MDM) or time spent on the encounter.

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