E/M changes are coming. Here's a quick background:

In June this year, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced a set of revisions impacting evaluation and management (E/M) services. In July, CMS announced that it would adopt the AMA’s revisions starting on Jan. 1, 2021. Please respond to the following questions so we can gain a sense of the medical community’s understanding of this important topic. All participants will remain anonymous. Note: The first 15 survey respondents will receive a complimentary "2020 E/M Documentation Quick Reference Card Set" to use in their practice.

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* 1. Are you aware that the AMA has issued revised documentation guidelines and revised valuations for E/M office codes (99201-99215) that will take effect in 2021?

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* 2. Which changes do you care about the most? Please rank the importance of the following proposed E/M changes:

  Highly important Somewhat important Not at all important
The emphasis on MDM or time for code level selection
The pivot away from history and exam elements for code level selection
The revised “Table of Risk” and MDM table
The revised times associated with the E/M codes
The deletion of E/M code 99201
The significant pay increases that CMS has announced for E/M office codes
Potential impact on private payer contracts and/or revenue

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* 3. In which area/s do you seek additional information or training about the proposed 2021 changes? (Check all that apply.)

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* 4. At what point would you ideally start training for the proposed 2021 E/M changes?

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* 5. Which steps do you think you may take in 2020 to prepare for the E/M changes in 2021? (Check all that apply.)

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* 6. By what means are you planning to prepare for the coming changes to E/M services?

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* 7. Do you have any other concerns about the pending E/M changes? Please share them below.

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* 8. May we contact you about your answers? Please provide your contact information below.

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