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CPT 92270 billed with a VAT study

Kelly Posted Fri 13th of September, 2013 16:05:03 PM

The Pain Management Physician I bill for, would like more information on if he could perform CPT 92270 with a VAT (Vestibular Autorotation Test?) This is very important and urgent, thank you for your time and if you could provide further documentation supporting your response that we be tremendously helpful.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 13th of September, 2013 17:04:20 PM

The Vestibular Autorotation Test (VAT) is an 18-second test (performed six times) of the high frequency horizontal and vertical VOR's for diagnosis, treatment planning, and monitoring of vestibular disease. Testing with the VAT often identifies problems not found with other vestibular tests, because the VAT tests natural, faster motions, and unlike other conventional vestibular tests, evaluates both the horizontal and vertical canals.

Due to the easy to perform testing procedure, the VAT is often the first screening test a patient receives who complains of dizziness or balance problems.

Features and Benefits
Make better informed decisions regarding your patient's dizziness and balance issues
Onsite training done in less than one day
FDA approved and reimbursed by medicare
Florida medicare reimburses 491.01 for initial test
Established CPT codes
The ability to break even with only two to three patient tests per month
Test can be preformed in 7 minutes with your current staff, no specialists
CPT Codes
92546 Sinusoidal Rotation Test (x2)
92542 Positional Nystagmus
92547 Use of Vertical Electrodes (x3)
92270 Electro-Occulography (x2)


Kelly Posted Fri 13th of September, 2013 17:22:20 PM

Therefore, a pain management provider should not have any issues billing CPT code 92270 with a VAT study and getting reimbursed? I just want to be clear that is within compliance of Medicare to do these procedures together. Thank you!

SuperCoder Answered Fri 13th of September, 2013 19:06:36 PM

Yes it is.


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