MTM Services: Are You Ready to Utilize New Evaluation & Management Codes Effective January 1?
For years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have heard from physicians and psychiatric clinical staff that the CPT codes for Evaluation & Management (E&M) services were overly burdensome with documentation. Recently, CMS responded by issuing guidance in collaboration with the American Medical Association, which governs CPT codes, to make a number of changes designed to reduce the compliance burden on clinical staff and, in doing so, expand patient care opportunities. AMA resources to help understand and implement the changes available here. The new E&M service codes and requirements will be effective January 1, 2021.
Senior Healthcare Integration Consultant David Swann of MTM Services is a national expert with many years of experience training psychiatrists in proper E&M coding. In this webinar, building on earlier initiatives, he will help psychiatric clinical staff and clinical leaders as well as quality management staff and compliance officers understand the opportunities and obligations created by the new E&M codes. Organizations that optimize their efficient use of E&M codes realize multiple benefits, including:
- improved compliance
- reduced administrative burdens
- expanded psychiatric provider capacity
- opportunities to expand and enhance patient care