This article summarizes some of the changes made to the medicine section of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) 2009. Make sure that you refer to CPT 2009 for all instructions and guidelines for code use. It is also very important that everyone in your practice is aware of these changes. Don't forget to update your encounter form and billing system with these changes.

The introductory language has been changed to state that special otorhinolaryngologic diagnostic or treatment services (codes 92502–92700) are not included as part of an evaluation and management (E/M) service and may be reported separately. The language clarifies that those diagnostic or treatment procedures that are inherent to E/M services (eg, otoscopy, removal of non-impacted cerumen, anterior rhinoscopy, tuning fork test, whispered voice) may not be reported in addition to the E/M service.

In addition to the change in the title, codes 92531 (spontaneous nystagmus, including gaze)...

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