Hearing screening in the pediatric population is undergoing change, driven by new technology that enables a variety of hearing assessments at younger ages. Most practices use audiometers and follow American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) hearing screening guidelines.1 Most screening is performed in the context of a preventive medicine service; hearing assessments also can be done to measure the effect of illnesses such as chronic otitis media on hearing. Knowing the right Physicians’ Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes to use will help ensure reimbursement and compliance with documentation guidelines.

The subject of hearing assessment has recently been reviewed,2 and the recommendations for hearing and vision screening are included in the AAP preventive service guidelines.1 Screening is recommended for newborns, older infants and children with risk factors, and all children beginning at 4 years of age. Behavioral pure tone audiometry remains the standard, with a screening performed...

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