Initial Hospital Inpatient Care Services CPT® Code range 99221- 99226

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code range for Initial Hospital Inpatient Care Services 99221-99226 is a medical code set maintained by the American Medical Association.

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CPT® Code Range 99221- 99226

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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 ]
You are correct that it doesn't matter where the patient is. But it's not only based on how long they spend. It is the registration status of the patient, not the actual physical location of the pat... [ 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 ]
[QUOTE="kdworrll, post: 487987, member: 311402"] er who billed a 99358 on 1/12/21 to review a new patient chart then billed 99344 on 1/13/2021 and it was denied as "does not meet new patient requireme... [ 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 ]
[QUOTE="danskangel313, post: 390649, member: 386092"]This might help... If a patient is admitted to observation status, the provider who decided to admit the patient to obs status will report the ini... [ Read More ]
I did some more research on CMS' website, and it looks like they do recognize 99224-99226 for the admitting provider. However, for the doctor who is not the admitter, they would need to code 99221-99... [ Read More ]
[QUOTE="BethUnkel, post: 390594, member: 383603"]The code that was being used was a 99218 only... even if they were there for more than one day. It is my understanding that for an obs patient is admit... [ Read More ]
[b]Observation Codes[/b] The Observation or Inpatient Care Services Codes would be used I would think. These codes (99234-99236)state: "used to report observation or inpatient hospital care services ... [ Read More ]
I was taught in a Boot Camp last year that Medicare (and consequently more companies) are no longer recognizing 99241-99245 and 99251-99255 codes (outpatient and inpatient consultations). First of al... [ Read More ]