Additional Audiology CPT Codes Added to Authorized Medicare Telehealth Services List

Additional Audiology CPT Codes Added to Authorized Medicare Telehealth Services List

On March 31, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded the list of authorized telehealth services with the temporary addition of 15 audiology codes. Through the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, audiologists will now be covered to provide these additional services via telehealth delivery. 

CMS received waiver authority last year to expand the list of covered telehealth services during the pandemic. On April 30, CMS named all professionals able to bill Medicare for their services as eligible telehealth providers, opening the door for audiologists. CMS added then four cochlear implant codes to the list.

The recent addition of codes expands further eligibility for coverage of tele-audiology services. The list below reflects the added services, and the full Medicare Authorized Telehealth Services List is available from CMS.  

Added Audiology Services Temporarily Authorized by Medicare for Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

92550 Tympanometry and reflex threshold measurements.
92552 Pure tone audiometry; air only.
92553 Audiometry air and bone.
92555 Speech threshold audiometry.
92556 Speech audiometry complete.
92557 Comprehensive hearing test.
92563 Tone decay hearing test.
92565 Stenger test, pure tone.
92567 Tympanometry.
92568 Acoustic reflex threshold testing.
92570 Acoustic immittance testing.
92587 Evoked auditory test limited.
92625 Tinnitus assessment.
92626 Evaluation of auditory function for implant candidacy or postoperative status of implanted device(s); first hour.
92627 Evaluation of auditory function for implant candidacy or postoperative status of implanted device(s); each additional 15 minutes.

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