cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP)

cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP)

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CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT | Billing and Coding the Vestibular Evaluation

The vestibular evaluation can include a number of different procedures, and coding for these evaluations can often be confusing. There are several current procedural terminology (CPT®) codes that should be considered when completing your evaluation.

Topic(s): Coding, Reimbursement, Balance/Vestibular, Audio-vestibular/Audiovestibular, vestibular evaluation, dix-hallpike maneuver, positional nystagmus test, caloric irrigation, cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP), optokinetic nystagmus test, oscillating tracking test, spontaneous nystagmus test, sinusoidal vertical axis rotation testing, computerized dynamic posturography

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CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT | Demystifying CPT Code 92700

There are Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for almost every audiology procedure that exists. It is important to use the code that most accurately represents the audiologic procedure or service provided, which is often very straightforward.  

Topic(s): Audiologist, Bone-Anchored Hearing Devices (BHADs), Bone-Conduction Implant (BCI), cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP), speech-in-noise, Tinnitus, saccade, Practice Management, Coding, Reimbursement, Compliance, CPT - Current Procedural Terminology

Issues in Cervical Vestibular-Evoked Myogenic Potentials

Blakley and Wong (2015) evaluated 48 normal patients without hearing loss and without vestibular complaints, all of whom underwent cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) testing. The authors note that cVEMP is used to assess the sacular (and inferior vestibular nerve) response to loud sounds through measurement of sternocleidomastoid (SCM) activity.

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