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  1. Docs give outpatient CPT code changes mostly good review

    1. MedPage Today, Sept. 2, 2020
    2. Physician groups professed satisfaction with some of the changes that the American Medical Association (AMA) announced Tuesday to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) evaluation and management (E/M) codes for outpatient visits starting in 2021, although surgery groups had concerns about what wasn't included. (Free registration is required to view content.)
  2. AMA releases 2021 CPT code set

    1. Healthcare Purchasing News, Sept. 2, 2020
    2. American Medical Association (AMA) reported that is has published the first major overhaul in more than 25 years to the codes and guidelines for office and other outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) services in the release of the 2021 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set.
  3. Public health experts fear politics will taint vaccine approval

    1. The Boston Globe, Sept. 2, 2020
    2. “They’ve got to do a better job providing clarity and transparency,” Susan R. Bailey, MD, AMA president, told the Globe on Wednesday. But she said the AMA is “working closely” with the FDA and she was “hopeful” the agency will be open about its processes.
  4. FDA will consider OK'ing COVID-19 vaccine before end of phase 3 trials

    1. Newsy, Sept. 1, 2020
    2. AMA President Susan R. Bailey, MD, was interviewed about the latest COVID-19 vaccine developments and the importance of taking time to develop an effective vaccine.  
  5. 2021 CPT code set simplifies E/M coding, adds COVID-19 tests

    1. Revcycle Intelligence, Sept. 1, 2020
    2. The changes to the 2021 CPT code set represent the first major overhaul of office visit and outpatient E/M coding in more than 25 years, the American Medical Association said. (Free registration is required to view content.)
  6. AMA releases latest CPT updates to align with Medicare E/M changes, digital innovation

    1. Fierce Healthcare, Sept. 1, 2020
    2. "To get the full benefit of the burden relief from the E/M office visit changes, health care organizations need to understand and be ready to use the revised CPT codes and guidelines by Jan. 1, 2021,” said AMA President Susan R. Bailey, MD, in a statement.
  7. AMA releases 2021 overhaul of E/M services codes

    1. Medscape, Sept. 1, 2020
    2. In a statement, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced the publication of the 2021 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set. AMA said the changes are intended to make coding and documentation easier for evaluation and management services (E/M). The 2021 changes should free physicians and other clinicians from "irrelevant administrative burdens that led to time-wasting note bloat and box checking," AMA explained. (Free registration is required to view content.)
  8. AMA updates codes for office visits

    1. Modern Healthcare, Sept. 1, 2020
    2. "To get the full benefit of the burden relief from the E/M office visit changes, healthcare organizations need to understand and be ready to use the revised CPT codes and guidelines by Jan. 1, 2021," AMA President Susan Bailey, MD, said in prepared remarks. "The AMA is helping physicians and healthcare organizations prepare now for the transition and offers authoritative resources to anticipate the operational, infrastructural and administrative workflow adjustments that will result from the pending transition." (Publication subscription is required for full or unlimited access.)
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