New or Established Patient Initial Hospital Observation Care Services CPT® Code range 99218- 99220

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code range for Initial Hospital Observation Care Services 99218-99220 is a medical code set maintained by the American Medical Association.

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CPT® Code Range 99218- 99220
Section 99218-99220
New or Established Patient Initial Hospital Observation Care Services
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You can use your Office or OTHER outpt codes. the 99202-99205. Or you can use your observation codes. 99218-99220. It will depend on if your clearing house will accept the "other" outpt codes or note.... [ Read More ]
If the physician sees the patient in the clinic or other site of service on the day of admission it is more beneficial to use that documentation for the "admission" and bill 99218-99220. But if they d... [ Read More ]
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A patient was admitted to observation in the evening of Jan 10 by a resident and was not seen by the attending physician until late morning on Jan 11 and was discharged on 1/11. There is one note for... [ Read More ]
[QUOTE="wynonna, post: 500823, member: 45822"] Hospital MD signed H&P, and our MD cosigned H&P. Our MD also cosigned a consult note from same date. [/QUOTE] I'm unclear what you are meaning when you s... [ Read More ]
Our MD "put a patient" in observation. Hospital MD signed H&P, and our MD cosigned H&P. Our MD also cosigned a consult note from same date. Would this be billed in 99218-99220 range for initial Obser... [ Read More ]
[QUOTE=", post: 493246, member: 431816"] Our providers amend their office note to indicate the patient was admitted due to results then charge an Initial Outpatient Care code (99218-... [ Read More ]
[QUOTE="ssevans78, post: 493242, member: 279225"] I need help on how to code for a newborn that was admitted for 24 hours for phototherapy. We saw the patient in the office that morning and patient wa... [ Read More ]
[QUOTE="beulastella, post: 488025, member: 222697"] +99356 – Prolonged Services; inpatient or observation setting; first hour +99357 – each additional 30 minutes (list in addition to 99356) Code... [ Read More ]