What You Need to Know About the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule.
Despite 2020 being a year like no other, one thing that didn’t change was my looking forward to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule being published. This year, it feels like we’ve been waiting forever. Ever since the proposed rule was originally published, around here we’ve been anticipating and debating the potential impact of the proposed changes to E/M documentation requirements and payment structure.
But now, the wait is over. And with the start of 2021 now officially upon us, it’s time to update our old processes and comply with the new expectations. Sounds a bit daunting, coming off an extended holiday, doesn’t it? Well, rest assured we, your community of fellow coders and auditors here at Healthicity are here to help.
Two of your favorite experts, Marina Gregory, CPC, CPMA, CEMC and Charla Prillaman CPC, CPC-I, CCC, CEMC, CPMA, CPCO, created a new ebrief, “Highlights from the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule,” where they analyze and explain the changes in this easy-to-digest thought leadership download. So get our new eBrief and start navigating the changes that were just implemented, including:
- Add-on Code for Visit Complexity
- Audio-only E/M Visit Codes
- Supervision of Diagnostic Tests
- Teaching Physicians and Telehealth