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Auditory Evoked Potential CPT Code Changes for 2021

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by Laure Prigge, AuD
19/08/21

Here is a summary of the Auditory Evoked Potential CPT code changes for 2021. New codes were created for cVEMP and oVEMP. Four new ABR codes were created to better reflect the type of evaluation performed. This change resulted in the deletion of 2 ABR codes that were used previously. ECochG reimbursement was increased significantly. Reimbursement rates below reflect the national payment rates and may vary with location and insurance carrier.

NEW CPT CODES: VEMP

CODE

DESCRIPTION

REIMBURSEMENT

92517

Cervical VEMP only (cVEMP)

$81.35

92518

Ocular VEMP only (oVEMP)

$75.51

92519

cVEMP and oVEMP (when performed on same day)

$126.72

NEW CPT CODES: ABR

CODE

DESCRIPTION

REIMBURSEMENT

92650

Screening ABR, Automated Analysis Broadband Stimulus

-

92651

ABR for hearing status determination (broadband stim only) with interpretation and report

$85.56

92652

ABR for threshold estimation at multiple frequencies with interpretation and report

$113.11

92653

Neurodiagnostic with interpretation and report

$83.29

REVISED CPT CODE: ECOCHG

CODE

DESCRIPTION

2020 REIMBURSEMENT  

2019 REIMBURSEMENT

92584

Electrocochleography

$75.07

$115.37

DISCONTINUED/DELETED CPT CODES

The following codes have been discontinued and should not be used.

  • 92585 – ABR, comprehensive
  • 92586 – ABR, limited

References

https://www.asha.org/siteassets/uploadedfiles/practice/reimbursement/medicare /2021-medicare-fee-schedule-for-auds.pdf