Hospital Observation Services CPT® Code range 99217- 99226

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code range for Hospital Observation Services 99217-99226 is a medical code set maintained by the American Medical Association.

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CPT® Code Range 99217- 99226

November 14, 2022
The 2023 CPT errata and technical corrections released by the American Medical Association AMA go into effect Jan. 1 2023. Make sure to mark these upcoming changes in your CPT code book to stay on top... [ Read More ]
November 07, 2022
The conversion factor is down but certain public health emergency flexibilities will continue. The 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule MPFS and Quality Payment Program final rule released Nov. 1 allo... [ Read More ]
November 04, 2022
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November 01, 2022
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November 01, 2022
Your words will carry more weight when you approach doctors in a thoughtful respectful way. In the coding and auditing world the provider is in the drivers seat. Generally the provider documents the s... [ Read More ]
Am I correct in thinking that the only codes that are allowed to be billed as a Split (or Shared) are codes 99202-99215 (Other Outpatient) , 99217-99226 (Hospital Observation), 99221-99239 (Hospital I... [ Read More ]
Based on NCCI guidelines, modifier 25 would be appended to CPT 99497 when reported with 99223 when appropriate. For this NCCI edit pair, CPT 99223 is the column 1 code and 99497 is the column 2 code.... [ Read More ]
I work for a multi specialty hospital owned physician group. I've always followed CPT and CMS guidelines when billing observation services. If the billing provider isn't the admitting provider then ... [ Read More ]
Are those patients in observation status? those will range from: initial obsv 99217, 99218-99220 , subsequent 99224-99226, also, inpatient consult 99251 - 99255 (medicare will not cover 99251-55)... [ Read More ]
We bill out our hospitalistd initial observation services even during an elective procedure. They are helping to monitor a post-op patient and making medical decisions as to how their post-operative ... [ Read More ]
Hi, Since the Hospitalist formally admitted the patient as inpatient you would code as such since you are coding for the Hospitalist only. That being said using the information provided I would look a... [ Read More ]
I found this under the lay terms for 90785. Hopefully this is helpful. Lay Terms This add–on code represents increased work intensity of psychotherapy services that adds difficulty to delivery of s... [ Read More ]
[b]Observation Codes CPT 99218 to 99226 Read CPT manual pg 14-15[/b] Hello, I believed this is wrong...check in CPT manual for codes and time periods then Google some info too. First the patient m... [ Read More ]
[b]Obervation[/b] Obervation codes are to be used by the attending phy only, per CPT guidelines and CGS Medicare. Initial obs codes are 99218-99220. follow up 99224-99226 discharge 99217.... [ Read More ]
Is this a Medicare patient? If so... [B]Only the physician admitting the patient to outpatient observation care [/B](or a member of the same group with the same specialty) [B]may bill the observatio... [ Read More ]