TABLE 1

Observation-Related CPT Codes

CodeDescription
99217Hospital observation discharge
99218Initial observation care, low complexity/severity
99219Initial observation care, moderate complexity/severity
99220Initial observation care, high complexity/severity
99224Subsequent observation care, low complexity
99225Subsequent observation care, moderate complexity
99226Subsequent observation care, high complexity
99234Hospital observation and discharge, same day, low complexity/severity
99235Hospital observation and discharge, same day, moderate complexity/severity
99236Hospital observation and discharge, same day, high complexity/severity