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Time Changes for 2024

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Time Changes for 2024

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2024

 

Beginning January 1, 2024, providers utilizing time for leveling an office and/or outpatient Evaluation and Management (E/M) service must meet or exceed the minimum threshold total service time. This change for 2024 better aligns with time changes that were already made in 2023 for inpatient settings.

 

Although a minor change, it is imperative to start letting providers know about the significance of documenting the minimum thresholds of time met or exceeded beginning January 1, 2024. See Table 1.

 

Table 1  

 

Time Changes for 2024

 

CPT® Code

Office or Other Outpatient Services

2023

When using time for code selection, TIME RANGE of total time is spent on the date of the encounter.

2024

When using total time on the date of the encounter for the code selection, EXACT minutes must be met or exceeded.
99202
15-29
15
99203
30-44
30
99204
45-59
45
99205
60-74
60
99212
10-19
10
99213
20-29
20
99214
30-39
30
99215
40-54
40

 

Sonal Patel, BA, CPMA, CPC, CMC, ICDCM , is CEO and Principal Strategist at SP Collaborative, LLC. www.spcollaborative.net

 

 

 

 

 

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