New Resource Clarifies Auditory Rehabilitation Status Codes Audiologists confused about coding and billing auditory rehabilitation service CPT codes (Current Procedural Terminology, ® American Medical Association) can turn to a new resource developed by ASHA, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and the American Academy of Audiology. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has identified the two ... ASHA News
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ASHA News  |   July 01, 2015
New Resource Clarifies Auditory Rehabilitation Status Codes
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ASHA News   |   July 01, 2015
New Resource Clarifies Auditory Rehabilitation Status Codes
The ASHA Leader, July 2015, Vol. 20, 62. doi:10.1044/leader.AN4.20072015.62
The ASHA Leader, July 2015, Vol. 20, 62. doi:10.1044/leader.AN4.20072015.62
Audiologists confused about coding and billing auditory rehabilitation service CPT codes (Current Procedural Terminology, ® American Medical Association) can turn to a new resource developed by ASHA, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and the American Academy of Audiology.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has identified the two CPT codes—92626 (evaluation of auditory rehabilitation status; first hour) and 92627 (each additional 15 minutes)—for high-utilization growth and is scrutinizing billing of the codes for Medicare beneficiaries.
The online Q&A addresses a number of concerns, including appropriate circumstances for using these codes and specific scenarios illustrating inappropriate use. Other questions discuss how to comply with and document face-to-face time requirements for timed codes, whether the codes can be used for patient/family counseling, and whether Medicare coverage guidelines also apply to commercial payers.
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