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Level 2 Admission H&P (99222)

The 99222 represents the second highest level of initial care for patients being admitted to the hospital.  This is the second most popular code used to bill for admission H&Ps among internists who selected the 99222 level of care for 27.25% of these encounters in 2018.   The reimbursement for this service is approximately $140 and it is worth 2.61 RVUs.  Usually the presenting problems are of moderate severity.

The documentation for this code requires THREE out of THREE of the following:

1)  Comprehensive History
2)  Comprehensive Exam
3)  Moderate Complexity Medical Decision-Making

Or 50 minutes spent face-to-face with the patient if coding based on time.  The appropriate documentation must be included.

Clinical Example

This topic is covered in more detail in of one of our web-based E/M coding courses.

Admission H&Ps

H&Ps   Related Topics


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Step-by-step, learn how to perform and document the key components correctly for all three levels of care for admission H&Ps. You will also see how to avoid the most common catastrophic documentation errors for these visits.    
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