Comprehensive audiometric evaluation (air, bone and speech) is reported using CPT code 92557.
Q: What is the CPT code used for air and bone conduction threshold, SRT, and word recognition completed in one test session?
A: CPT code 92557 is the appropriate code when air and bone conduction thresholds (92553) and speech thresholds and word recognition (92556) are completed in one test session.
Q: Can I bill all the individual components of an audiometric evaluation instead of using the bundled code?
A: If you have performed pure tone air and bone conduction thresholds (92553) and speech thresholds and word recognition (92556), then you must use the bundled code 92557.
Q: Can I report 1 unit of 92557 for each ear?
A: 92557 is considered to be a binaural code. 1 unit of 92557 represents testing for both ears.
Q: Are there any codes for unilateral evaluation?
A: Unilateral testing would be reported by adding the 52 modifier which describes a reduced service.
Q: If the Stenger test is performed as a component of the comprehensive audiometry battery, is it considered to be part of the 92557 or should it be billed separately?
A: Stenger test should be reported using 92565 for the Stenger pure tone test and 92577 for the Stenger speech test.