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Evaluation and Management (E/M) Office Visit CPT® Code Update

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

In an effort to lessen the administrative burden for providers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented revisions to the Evaluation and Management (E/M) office visit CPT® codes (99201–99215), effective Jan. 1, 2021. The American Medical Association (AMA) 2021 E/M updates include:

  • Deletion of CPT® code 99201
  • New guidelines specific to CPT® codes 99202–99215 

We've updated our online authorization submission tools, CareAffiliate® and the Web Authorization and Referral Form (WARF), to reflect these changes. For more information regarding this update, visit



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