On March 9, 2021, updates were made to Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT®) evaluation and management (E/M) services guidelines via a technical correction. This correction is retroactive to January 1, 2021. This article highlights the changes that were made along with some American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidance for adhering to the revised guidelines. Please see the complete revised guidelines at https://www.ama-assn.org/system/files/2020-12/cpt-corrections-errata-2021.pdf.

Excerpts from the technical correction of the E/M guidelines follow; revised text is underlined, and italics are used to emphasize key points.

Changes to this section of the guidelines apply to all E/M services.

If you review a series of monthly fasting glucose test results ordered by another physician or other QHP, you get credit for 1 unique test. If you review external health records and 3 laboratory test results from 1 external source, you get credit for 1 unique review.


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