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Report on evidence-based quality measures and receive performance scores via the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®).

Evaluation and Management Services: Selecting a Code Based on Medical Decision Making

Oncology Practice Insider

In 2021, office and outpatient E&M Services are selected based on either time or medical decision making. As a reminder, to choose the appropriate CPT code based on medical decision making, two of three elements of medical decision must be met or exceeded:

  • Number and complexity of problems addressed
  • Amount and/or complexity of data to be reviewed and analyzed
  • Risk of complications and/or corbidity or mortality of patient management

Be sure to refer to the American Medical Association’s Medical Decision Making table to understand the criteria for code level selection. In addition, updates have been made to the Office or Other Outpatient and Prolonged Services Code and Guideline Changes to provide clarification on the terms and definitions within the table.

Questions regarding E&M Services (or any other billing and coding inquiries) can be sent to ASCO staff at