CMS has advised physicians to code patient evaluation and management visits with E/M codes that represent where the visit occurs and that identify the complexity of the visit performed. A complete provider education article, published by CMS, is available here.
Changes in CMS Consultation Services Payment Policy
Effective January 1, 2010, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is eliminating the use of all consultation codes (inpatient and office/outpatient codes) for various places of service except for telehealth consultation G-code. AMA CPT codes ranging from 99241-99245 and 99251-99255 will no longer be recognized for Medicare Part B Payment.
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