December 15, 2022
In 2023, will the level of service be determined by history, exam and medical decision making, or will this change? I have heard it is changing.
Beginning January 1, 2023, consultation codes 99242-99255) for both inpatient and outpatient services will be based on medical decision making or time. However, keep in mind a clinically relevant history and clinical examination should also be documented. Also, consultation codes 99241 and 99251 have been deleted.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 12/15/22.