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I am a general pediatrician performing hearing screening on infants using otoacoustic emissions (OAE) technology. I have had problems with reimbursement when I link Physicians’ Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 92587 with V20.2 or V72.0. Should I be linking the code with another International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) code if I am performing these hearing tests as screenings at well-child visits?
CPT code 92587, evoked OAE; limited, is the proper code for OAE screening, but problems with reimbursement can come from several levels. This code is relatively new and involves sensory screening performed during well-child visits. Both of these are risk factors in...