2024 Medicare Inpatient Only Lists

The 2024 Medicare Inpatient Only (IPO) lists by specialty are now available for American College of Physician Advisor (ACPA) members! These contain both "inpatient only" procedures and "not inpatient only" procedures in different columns to assist you in identifying the right procedure. The design is to give you a more thorough view of the codeset that currently exists, so you can identify nuances that may swing a procedure between an inpatient (IP) only procedure or not an IP only procedure.

Similar to prior years, the lists are organized into 16 specialties that are further divided by organ system, anatomic location, or purpose (depending on what makes the most sense for that specialty). Minor procedures that are obviously not inpatient only are sometimes omitted (such as screening colonoscopy or transthoracic echocardiography). Anesthesia, laboratory, and drug codes are, as a rule, omitted from the lists, as well.

Once again, we emphasize that the official IP only list remains CMS OPPS Addendum E, and that the CPT codeset is owned and maintained by the American Medical Association (AMA) which revises code descriptions from time to time which may not be reflected in these lists. The HCPCS codes are maintained by CMS. These official references remain the "source of truth," and these ACPA lists cannot be relied upon as definitive information.

Similar to prior years, there is a compilation file of all the specialty specific lists. This will be most useful when searching for a CPT code or a keyword - just use the CTRL-F function in your pdf browser.

Do not post any of these lists on the internet, please. Members may share them with staff at their institutions who can benefit from them, but encourage them to join ACPA for all the other educational and networking opportunities ACPA provides!

 Compilation of Inpatient Only Lists by Specialty

 Bariatric Inpatient Only

 Cardiac Surgery Inpatient Only

 Cardiology Inpatient Only

 ENT Inpatient Only

 General Surgery Inpatient Only

 Hernia Graphic

 Neurosurgery Inpatient Only

 OB GYN Inpatient Only

 Ophthalmology Inpatient Only

 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Inpatient Only

 Ortho Upper and Lower Extremity Inpatient Only

 Plastic Surgery Inpatient Only

 Spine Surgery Inpatient Only

 Thoracic Surgery Inpatient Only

 Transplant Inpatient Only

 Urology Inpatient Only

 Vascular Surgery Inpatient Only