Subsequent hospital care, low complexity

Hospital inpatient services require nuanced coding to capture varying levels of patient encounters. CPT code 99232 is indicative of subsequent hospital care for low complexity cases, representing the ongoing management of patients admitted to the hospital.


CPT code:



Category I


Evaluation and Management (E/M)


Subsequent Hospital Inpatient or Observation Care


New or Established Patient

99232 plays a pivotal role in hospital inpatient services, denoting the ongoing care provided to patients admitted to the hospital with low complexity cases. The code reflects the continued efforts of healthcare providers in assessing and managing patients whose health concerns do not demand a high level of complexity. Its use ensures accurate documentation of efforts in the ongoing management of patients during the course of their hospitalization.

Under what category does Subsequent hospital care, low complexity fall?

Category I

What is the billing unit for Subsequent hospital care, low complexity?

Per Encounter



Clinical use

Subsequent hospital care, typically 25 minutes per day.


Subsequent hospital care; moderate MDM.

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