CPT 99224 – CPT 99226 (Subsequent Hospital Observation Care Services)

CPT 99224 – CPT 99226 (Subsequent Hospital Observation Care Services)

CPT 99224 Description: There are 2 key components that must be met in order to report CPT Code 99224 appropriately when selecting an Evaluation & Management service level for a subsequent observation care. These components are in addition to the medical necessity for performing the procedure(s). CPT 99224 may be used for every day of observation…

CPT 99218 – CPT 99220 (Initial Hospital Observation Care Services)

CPT 99218 – CPT 99220 (Initial Hospital Observation Care Services)

New or Established Patient Initial Hospital Observation Care Services CPT 99218 Description: CPT 99218 may be assigned for day one of outpatient hospital observation status. The patient is discharged another day than the day she is admitted to observation. CPT 99219 Description: CPT 99219 may be assigned for day one of outpatient hospital observation status….