99201 CPT Code: Know Your Codes
Office/Outpatient E/M Coding (99202-99215) Changes in 2021
Effective with the date of service Jan. 1, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the American Medical Association (AMA) implemented major revisions related to office and outpatient E/M codes 99201-99215 in 2021. The stated goals were reducing administrative burden, improving payment accuracy, and updating the code set to reflect current medical practice.
As per these 2021 E/M coding updates, the 99201 CPT code has been deleted. The 2021 CPT code set does not include new-patient level-1 code 99201. The revised code descriptors for the remaining office and outpatient E/M codes use MDM or time to dictate code selection. Code 99201 required straightforward MDM, the same as 99202, and having two codes requiring the same level of MDM would be redundant. As 99201 has been deleted, to report, you can use CPT Code 99202.
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