An Overview of the FY 2021 Evaluation and Management Code Changes

For the first time since 1997 the American Medical Association (AMA), in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), will implement significant changes to the Evaluation and Management (E/M) office visit codes and guidelines. This paper provides an overview of the E/M changes that will be implemented January 1, 2021. Background and…

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The US ICD-11 Implementation

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When will ICD-11 be implemented for morbidity reporting in the US? That’s a question everyone wants the answer to, but the answer is not yet known and there is presently too much uncertainty to accurately predict an implementation date. The World Health Assembly adopted ICD-11 in May 2019. Anticipating that, the HHS Secretary tasked the…

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ICD-11 Is on the Horizon. Here’s How US Healthcare Organizations Should Prepare

Just as many US healthcare organizations are hitting their stride in ICD-10 implementation, more changes are on the horizon. This past June, the World Health Organization (WHO) released the first complete draft of the next iteration in its International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, ICD-11. This version is very different from the…

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