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Consultations, Hospital Inpatient Services, Hospital Observation Services As of January 1, 2021, CPT codes 99202-99215 should be selected either based on time or medical decision making. However, the new guidelines do not apply to other E/M services such as consultations, hospital inpatient services, and hospital observation services. Be sure to review the new guidelines in the AMA CPT® Professional Edition manual. Prolonged Services
The next CMS Physicians, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET. The call will provide updates on the following: Documentation Requirements Reminder for Physicians Ordering Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Services Updates to 2021 Physician Fee Schedule due to the enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 Information on Vaccines To participate by phone:
Join the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a fireside chat on COVID-19 vaccine safety. This is the fourth discussion in a special series, a part of the CMS National Nursing Home Stakeholder Call Series, aimed at addressing questions and concerns about the new COVID-19 vaccines. Each session is moderated by CMS with speakers from the CDC and representatives of front line staff and providers. This chat will focus on the voice of long term care residents, families and advocates.