With the help of APMA's advocacy, the process by which Hospital Inpatient and Observation Care, Consultation, Nursing Facility, and Home or Residence E/M service levels are selected will change, effective January 1, 2023.
The selection methodology for those E/M types will now match the selection methodology for office and other outpatient E/M services which took effect January 1, 2021. These welcome changes remove barriers that previously made it difficult for some specialists to reach higher level E/M levels. APMA has a robust education plan for the last quarter of 2022 to ensure members are ready for the changes when they take effect.
For current information regarding E/M codes, visit www.apma.org/em2021.