In CMS
May 6th, 2015
Although often described as “admission codes,” 99221-99223 describe not an “admission to inpatient status,” but an initial evaluation and management of the patient in the hospital. CPT® guidelines, found within the text preceding the Hospital Inpatient Services/Initial Hospital Care codes, specify, “The following codes [99221-99223] are used to report the first hospital inpatient encounter with ...