E/M Coding & Guidelines


Over the last two years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have finalized changes to the Evaluation and Management (E/M) office visit code descriptors and documentation guidelines. These changes were made to reduce the administrative burden for physicians. The new codes and guidelines will go into effect January 1, 2021.

Following are resources to assist physicians with understanding the changes and implementing them into their practice.
Additionally, the new E/M codes and guidelines will addressed in-depth in the NASS January 2021 Virtual Coding Course and in NASS’ 2021 Common Coding Scenarios for Comprehensive Spine Care.

Please contact Allison Waxler in the NASS office with any questions.