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How to Code E/M 99211 in 2021: Billing for Visits With A Non-physician Provider


How are you handling the 2021 E/M Guidelines as they relate to CPT code 99211? This code was confusing even before the latest changes. In this eBrief, Lori Cox, MBA, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CGSC, CHONC, makes important clarifications and shares how to use and document code 99211 services correctly. You'll learn:

  1. What has and hasn't changed for this code

  2. What documentation is needed

  3. Who should be billing this code

  4. And more

About the author

Lori Cox

Lori Cox has over 25 years of experience working in the business side of healthcare. She began her career in patient accounts and then moved into billing and coding for a multispecialty clinic. She was eventually promoted to billing supervisor and then to compliance officer, where she wrote, maintained, and trained employees and providers on fraud and abuse. Currently, Cox works for AAPC Services as Director of Client Engagement, performing audits and education for clients across the U.S. She has spoken at HEALTHCON and regional conferences and has traveled the country educating coders and physicians on complex coding topics such as hem/onc and E/M guidelines. Cox is the past member relations officer for AAPC’s National Advisory Board.

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