The American Medical Association (AMA) recently released new guidelines for reporting Evaluation and Management (E/M) services, which are to go into effect on January 1, 2023. These changes align with the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT ®) 2021 updates that only applied to the office and outpatient E/M codes.
To help the oncology community prepare for this transition, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has prepared a cancer care-specific overview of the changes. ASCO is also developing other resources, to guide oncology practices ahead of the implementation of the new guidance. The Coding & Reimbursement page on ASCO Practice Central will be updated regularly with new resources as they become available.
Information on how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is implementing the changes can be found in the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.