Effective January 1, 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be eliminating the use of Evaluation and Management (E&M) Consultation Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes 99241-99255 for its Medicare providers. CMS will require providers to bill the most appropriate office visit or hospital inpatient CPT Codes (99201-99215, 99221-99239). BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina will follow this requirement for our Medicare Advantage members. This change, however, will not affect our other products or members.
For more information, visit the CMS Web site at www.cms.hhs.gov.