New or Established Patient Emergency Department Services CPT® Code range 99281- 99285

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code range for Emergency Department Services 99281-99285 is a medical code set maintained by the American Medical Association.

Subscribe to Codify by AAPC and get the code details in a flash.

CPT® Code Range 99281- 99285
Section 99281-99285
New or Established Patient Emergency Department Services
On a CPT® code's hierarchy page, you get to see a medical code's neighbors, including the CPT® codes' official long descriptors. Seeing related codes helps coders choose the correct code, improving their accuracy rate.
Click on a blue code to see a sample of a CPT® code's details page.

September 30, 2022
The government is taking care of business and AAPC membership is taking care of their own. The federal government has declared public health emergencies PHEs in Puerto Rico in response to Hurricane Fi... [ Read More ]
September 29, 2022
Broader coverage comes as great news for those with profound hearing loss. Cochlear implants were first covered for adult Medicare beneficiaries in October 1986 with coverage for children following in... [ Read More ]
September 22, 2022
CMS seeks your input to help improve efficiency and equity within its programs. Despite decades of research and efforts to improve health outcomes in the United States disparities in health and health... [ Read More ]
September 14, 2022
Changes to evaluation and management codes are going to take time getting used to. CPT 2023 brings medical coders 101 new codes sprinkled throughout the code set but its the revised and deleted codes ... [ Read More ]
September 09, 2022
Patients will see expanded accessibility to devices and services but providers will feel a payment pinch. Two recent rulings impact audiologists and patients who rely on hearing aids for quality of li... [ 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 ]
If the patient was not admitted and only in the ER, you don't bill a discharge. Just your emergency dept E/M 99281-99285, and any other separately billable services you may have provided. If the pati... [ Read More ]
When an insurance, for example, Medicaid, doesn't pay for observation services we would normally bill an equivalent ER code (99281-99285) for the initial visit since the patient is normally seen in th... [ Read More ]
I think your question is regarding the number of diagnoses or treatment options table in the MDM section? If the problem is new to the examiner, and there is additional workup planned you multiply the... [ Read More ]
I would bill an emergency visit, E/M service 99281 to 99285... [ Read More ]
I code for the Physician side, not the facility side. So, for us we would still code the ER visit with any procedure that was performed, 99281 - 99285. Example- 99282-57(decision for surgery, 90 day ... [ Read More ]
This pertains to a surgeon who is a consulting physician (i.e., not the admitting physician), who is asked to see a patient in the ED, who is then admitted by the hospital ED doctor. The surgeon then... [ Read More ]
Ok, yes I'm looking for the Pro-Fee side. When coding the ER visit (99281-99285), under MDM, if the patient is given Oral Meds During the visit, can I consider this as "over the counter medications" ... [ Read More ]
I code for a Neurologist. He has his own practice but frequently works in the hospital as well. He gets called to the ED for consultations. It's my understanding that if the patient has Medicare, he c... [ Read More ]
[QUOTE="thomas7331, post: 484031, member: 5404"] Yes, agree, but would just note that in the situation you describe the global period only applies to the provider who performed the cesarean section (o... [ Read More ]