In January 2020, the American Academy of Audiology (the Academy) published its Clinical Guidance Document on the Assessment of Hearing in Infants and Young Children. This article seeks to review collaborative guidance from the Academy, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), and the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) on filing claims for pediatric audiometry. Coding for electrophysiologic measures, otoacoustic emissions, and acoustic immittance are discussed elsewhere (Academy, Pediatric Audiology Billing & Coding Questions & Answers).
Topic(s): Coding, Reimbursement, reimbursment, Pediatric Assessment, Pediatric, Pediatric Audiology, pediatric audiometry, electrophysiologic audiometry, Behavioral Audiometry, Behavioral observation audiometry (BOA), visual reinforcement audiometry (VRA), conditioned play audiometry (CPA), Speech Threshold Audiometry, auditory brainstem response (ABR), auditory steady-state response
In July 2019, the American Academy of Audiology released its Clinical Practice Guidelines for Cochlear Implants (CIs) (Messersmith et al, 2019). Cochlear implantation is a surgical procedure for the treatment of severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss in both children and adults.
Topic(s): Cochlear Implants (CI), Coding, Reimbursement