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Include Modifier 52 for 92550 on One Ear

Question: I have two questions about code 92550. Can we only use it when ipsilateral and contralateral reflexes are performed? If the equipment is set up to only perform ipsilateral reflex measures, should we bill with modifier 52? North Carolina Subscriber Answer: CPT® code 92550 (Tympanometry and reflex threshold measurements) includes both ipsilateral and contralateral reflexes and represents testing on both ears. [...]