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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

Audiology Coding Solutions: 4 FAQs Make Sense Out of Cochlear Implant Coding

- Published on Tue, Apr 19, 2011
Physicians have limited use of available CPT codes. Find out why. When reporting for audiologist's services, don't forget that Medicare prohibits audiologists from billing for treatment services. They are only allowed to bill for diagnostic services. However, otolaryngologists may bill for therapeutic services. CPT manual lists 10 codes for cochlear implant services. Don't rack your brains yet. Fortunately, you have ways to work within this guideline. Check out these frequently asked questions (FAQs) and bare some sense on how you should tackle that claim for hearing loss treatment. What CPT Codes Do I Have In My Cache? CPT lists 10 codes which you may use for cochlear implant services: 92506 -- Evaluation of speech, language, voice, communication, and/or auditory processing; 92507 -- Treatment of speech, language, voice, communication, and/or auditory processing disorder; individual; 92601 -- Diagnostic analysis of cochlear implant, patient younger than 7 years of age; with programming; 92602 [...]

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